Document Number: 3300The Houston Annenberg Challenge (HAC) Research and Evaluation Project - Founded in 1997, the HAC is a $60 million, not-for-profit, public and private partnership. This is the largest single sum of private money ever dedicated to public school reform in the greater Houston area. HAC promotes high academic achievement for all students. Currently, the initiative provides funding directly to 94 elementary, middle and high schools in six school districts, 4,500 teachers and 76,000 students. School-based programs, which are funded through a Request for Proposal process, are required to address one or more of the following three objectives: to personalize the learning environment, to reduce isolation by involving parents and others from the community in the school's activities, and to provide professional development for teachers. This site provides information about the project, an evaluation study, research design, best practices and summary reports....