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2021, 87th Legislative Session

Philanthropy Advocates empowers Texas' philanthropic community to invest and engage in public and higher education policy and advocacy. We work to protect, promote, and improve public and higher education so that all Texas students can achieve their educational goals from cradle to career.
 
Each biennium, we raise pooled funds from our members for our three policy work groups (early grade success, effective teaching, and pathways to college and career) that support our research and advocacy efforts leading up to and through each legislative session. The policy recommendations and related advocacy campaigns are the culmination of these work groups and all of the time, effort and monetary investments of our members over the last 18 months. 

In 2021, we advocated alongside our members, nine grantees and extended network of partners to advance policy recommendations. View our Philanthropy Advocates 2021 Policy Recommendations.

After a regular legislative session and three special sessions, many bills passed the Texas Legislature impacting our education systems and communities. View our 87th Legislature (2021) and Special Sessions Bill Guide.

 

Philanthropy Advocates was formerly known as the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium (TEGAC) until August 2020. Previously-created resources, documents and blog posts mentioning TEGAC are still provided on this website for your reference.

87th Legislature (2021) and Special Sessions Bill Guide

87th Legislature (2021) and Special Sessions Bill Guide

As grantmakers know, many of the laws passed in 2021 are now being implemented with private sector support and partnership from Texas philanthropy. Read an outline of bills passed that Philanthropy Advocates followed throughout their passage or that are impactful policies to be aware of as school districts, higher education institutions and other stakeholders work to implement new laws.

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Texas Transfer Landscape: Setting the context of policies and partnerships addressing student transfer

Texas Transfer Landscape: Setting the context of policies and partnerships addressing student transfer

Read this report that provides an overview of the state policies supporting student transfers, a summary of key groups addressing transfer in Texas, and a discussion of strengths and challenges facing Texas students today.

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