AddThis ShareRice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsEXPERT ALERTAmy [email protected] to host screening of education documentary ‘The Texas Promise’HOUSTON – (Feb. 17, 2015) – “The Texas Promise,” a documentary film highlighting public education in the state, will be screened at Rice University at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Anderson-Clarke Center’s Hudspeth Auditorium. The screening is free and open to the public and will be followed by a panel discussion. Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) and the Center for College Readiness are hosting the event.WHAT: Screening of “The Texas Promise.”WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23.WHERE: Hudspeth Auditorium in the Anderson-Clarke Center at Rice University, 6100 Main St.The 2014 film focuses on public education in Texas and delves into issues of equity, politics and money as Texas makes historic education decisions about opportunity, the economy and democracy. The film also features commentary by Kinder Institute Founding Director Stephen Klineberg.The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring HERC Director Ruth López Turley, Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Education member Juliet Stipeche and HISD student advocate and parent Sue Deigaard.For more information on the event or to RSVP, visit http://kinder.rice.edu/TheTexasPromise.Members of the media interested in attending may RSVP to Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.