• The Equity Project

    The conversation and efforts around educational opportunities and resources have shifted from equality to equity, with the recognition that, for students from historically disadvantaged circumstances, having equal access to opportunities and resources may not be enough to provide the support they need to achieve the same level of success as their peers. Recognizing the importance of ensuring that students are receiving the resources they need, the Houston Independent School District (HISD) is engaging in studies of equitable access to programming, resources, supports, facilities, and opportunities for their students.

    The purpose of the Equity Project, conducted in collaboration with partners at the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), is to identify the mechanisms through which HISD and the broader Houston community can work to improve equity and ultimately eliminate gaps in achievement and attainment. Information from these studies will help guide district decision-making to improve equity for all HISD students.

Research Topics for The Equity Project

  • Financial Equity

  • Human Capital

  • Academic & Extracurricular Programming

  • Student Supports

  • Technology

  • Facilities

  • COVID-19

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