The Center for Education: Celebrating 22 years of working for the teachers and students of Houston
The ultimate aim of the Rice University Center for Education is to assure more equitable, more academically rich learning experiences for all children. We work directly with teachers to assure their capacity to engage children in authentic learning, and we further enrich their teaching through workshops, courses, conferences, and publications. We conduct research on key issues in urban education, teaching and learning, educational policy. Through the dissemination of our research findings, we work to assure that those teachers, and the children they serve, are surrounded by a well-informed circle of public support.
You are invited to participate in the Center's work by attending a workshop, taking part in a year-long teacher enrichment course, exploring our research, or attending a public seminar. For more information, see the links at the left, or call us at 713-348-5145.
Bernie Christine Mathes
The Rice Center for Education celebrates the life of Bernie Mathes, former Director of the School Literacy and Culture Project. Bernie's love for and understanding of children strengthened our program, and anyone who knew Bernie treasured her warmth and concern. She was a teacher, a leader, a thinker, a researcher, and good friend to all. She will be honored at our upcoming January Literacy conference.
HISD Board President Michael Lunceford hosts "HISD Up Close" and recently focused on our innovative program at Gabriela Mistral Early Childhood Education Center to teach English to non-native speakers. Click here to watch the video.