Rice University Research Repository

The Rice Research Repository (R-3) provides access to research produced at Rice University, including theses and dissertations, journal articles, research center publications, datasets, and academic journals. Managed by Fondren Library, R-3 is indexed by Google and Google Scholar, follows best practices for preservation, and provides DOIs to facilitate citation. Woodson Research Center collections, including Rice Images and Documents and the Task Force on Slavery, Segregation, and Racial Injustice, have moved here.


Recent Submissions

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Texas School District Funding Gaps
(Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research, 2024) López Turley, Ruth; Selsberg, Bradley
In April 2024, the School Finance Indicators Database released new estimates of school district funding gaps, which refer to the difference between how much per-pupil funding each district receives and how much per-pupil funding each district needs. Linking these estimates to Texas Education Agency (TEA) student achievement ratings, this brief examines the extent of funding gaps in Texas school districts and how they impact student performance. The brief also identifies the gaps that are of greatest concern.
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Is There Support for a Houston Independent School District Bond?
(Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research, 2024) Stroub, Kori; Hood, Stacey
The Houston Independent School District (HISD) announced in May it is seeking a $4.4 billion bond aimed at addressing critical infrastructure and educational needs. Branded as “Renew HISD,” the package would rebuild and modernize over 40 campuses, upgrade HVAC systems, improve campus security and expand early childhood and career and technical education programs. As the district was preparing its proposal, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research fielded survey questions to understand public support for the bond.
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