Policy and Advocacy

A trusted thought partner and resource, both to state policymakers and educational leaders, Educate Texas has carved out a unique space in the policy and advocacy arena. The organization’s policy and advocacy team works to drive conversations and effect change in various college readiness and higher education success policy areas. Educate Texas is now a sought-after resource at legislative hearings to offer guidance surrounding administrative rules, and to provide advice and counsel to key executive and legislative leadership offices; the state agencies overseeing public education, higher education and workforce development; and the state’s foremost education advocates. As a result of the organization’s credibility in the field and with policymakers, business leaders and philanthropic partners, Educate Texas has influenced policies affecting college and career readiness, effective teaching and higher education.

Additionally, Educate Texas serves as the convener of statewide groups that bring together diverse stakeholders to advance and advocate policy. Educate Texas has created opportunities to build awareness and dialogue about the strengths and challenges for its impact areas, and its partnerships help education leaders and stakeholders to identify best practices in policy and programs, and impact legislative, state agency and local efforts.

Click here for a one-pager overview of our policy efforts.


Philanthropy Advocates, a collaboration with Educate Texas, is a diverse funders’ collaborative of over 50 private, corporate, and community foundations and United Ways.

The Teaching and Learning Council acts as a resource to Texas legislators, state agencies and other regulatory bodies by sharing its research and evidence-based recommendations related to effective teaching policy.

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The Texas Student Success Council is a group of diverse education leaders committed to shaping the state policy dialogue around increasing higher education attainment and preparing students to compete in the 21st century economy.