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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.

Testimony: Texas House Committee on Higher Education

TRUE Initiative Provides Exemplars to Build From


Read our written testimony on the Texas House Committee on Higher Education interim charge relating to monitoring Senate Bill 1102. 

PDF version available here.

 

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Recap: Texas Commission on Community College Finance

Notes on the Commission's June 21 Meeting


The Texas Commission on Community College Finance met on Tuesday, June 21.

Read our recap of this meeting, including slides and video excerpts to easily re-watch key exchanges throughout the hearing.

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Governor Abbott’s Responses Following the Uvalde School Shooting


Governor Abbott has shared several press releases regarding the tragic shooting in Uvalde at Robb Elementary. We have compiled a list of these press releases. 

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Recap: House Public Education Committee Interim Hearing

Notes on the Committee's May 24 Interim Hearing


The Texas House Public Education Committee met on Tuesday, May 24. Read our recap of this meeting, including video excerpts to easily re-watch key exchanges throughout the hearing.
 

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Recap: Senate Education Committee Interim Hearing

Notes on the Committee's May 24 Interim Hearing


The Texas Senate Committee on Education met on Tuesday, May 24. Read our recap of this meeting, including video excerpts to easily re-watch key exchanges throughout the hearing.
 

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Recap: House International Relations & Economic Development

Notes on the Committee's May 19 Interim Hearing


The Texas House International Relations & Economic Development committee met on Thursday, May 19.  Read our recap of this meeting, including video excerpts to easily re-watch key exchanges throughout the hearing.
 

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Recap: Senate Higher Education Committee Interim Hearing

Notes on the Committee's May 10 Interim Hearing


The Texas Senate Committee on Higher Education met on Tuesday, May 10.

Read our recap of this meeting, including video excerpts to easily re-watch key exchanges throughout the hearing.

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Recap: House Higher Education Committee Interim Hearing

Notes on the Committee's May 5 Interim Hearing


The Texas House Committee on Higher Education met on Thursday, May 5.

Read our recap of this meeting, including video excerpts to easily re-watch key exchanges throughout the hearing.

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Recap: State Board for Educator Certification

Notes on the SBEC April 29 Meeting


The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) met on Friday, April 29.

Read our recap of this meeting, including video excerpts to easily re-watch key exchanges throughout the hearing.

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Recap: House Public Education Committee Interim Hearing

Notes on the Committee's April 26 Interim Hearing


The Texas House Committee on Public Education met on Tuesday, April 26.

Read our latest blog summarizing this meeting, including time stamps of the archived meeting video to easily re-watch key exchanges.

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Recap: Texas Commission on Community College Finance

Notes on the Commission's April 6 Meeting


The Texas Commission on Community College Finance met on Wednesday, April 6 to hear updates on Commission work group discussions to date.
 
Read our latest blog summarizing this meeting, including time stamps of the archived meeting video to easily re-watch key exchanges between the Commission members.

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Analysis: Texas Senate Interim Charges


Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick recently announced interim charges for committees of the Texas Senate to study.

Our mission is to empower Texas philanthropy to engage in effective public and higher education policy and advocacy.  We fulfill our mission, in part, by informing our members about current interim charges and ensure awareness of how interim charges provide a preview of what to expect in the upcoming 2023 legislative session.

Together we will ensure Texas policymakers have access to reliable information from Texas funders that address many of the Senate interim charges outlined by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick.

Read an overview of key interim charges relevant to Philanthropy Advocates priorities. 

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