Thanks to a $3.475 million grant to Rice University from Houston Endowment, more than 100 Houston-area K-12 school leaders will have the opportunity to learn better management and other skills through the Rice Educational Entrepreneurship Program (REEP).
REEP is an advanced degree and certificate program that prepares educational leaders to close achievement gaps and improve high school graduation rates. Offered through Rice’s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, REEP equips its students with the business, innovation, organization and financial management tools they need to develop hands-on solutions to problems facing schools.
The Houston Endowment grant, with support from Rice University, will help fund enrollment and tuition fees for more than 100 participants. The latest grant is in addition to a $7.2 million grant Houston Endowment awarded REEP in 2008, bringing the endowmentâ€™s funding of the program to nearly $10.7 million.