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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.

September 3, 2020

Request for Proposal: Early Grade Success


Philanthropy Advocates has supported research and advocacy around statewide early childhood policy for close to a decade. In 2019, Philanthropy Advocates’ membership decided to further our work in early grade success to deeply focus on ensuring our state’s young English learners (ELs) receive high quality early literacy education. Philanthropy Advocates is seeking proposals for advocacy focused partnerships. We invite you to share this RFP with your network and apply.

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September 3, 2020

Request for Proposal: Effective Teaching Advocacy Grant


Philanthropy Advocates has supported research and advocacy around statewide early effective teaching policy for close to a decade. In 2019, Philanthropy Advocates’ membership decided to build on our work in effective teaching to deeply focus on effective teacher preparation policies. After COVID-19 hit this past spring, it became even more critical for Philanthropy Advocates members to focus our policy efforts on supporting the teaching profession during this crisis. At no point in our history has the work of teachers been more critical, and at no point in our history have they needed our support more in order to minimize the effects of the pandemic on students and families, particularly students who are low-income, students of color, immigrants, and students with special needs or learning differences. Philanthropy Advocates is seeking proposals for advocacy focused partnerships. We invite you to share this RFP with your network and apply.

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August 14, 2020

Rosser: Pandemic presents challenges to rural communities, schools

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal


Philanthropy Advocates' Leadership Committee Chair, Dr. Wynn Rosser, calls on state leaders to prioritize equitable access to reliable broadband as one key lever in ensuring our state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 14, 2020

Rosser: COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges to rural communities

Lufkin Daily News


Philanthropy Advocates' Leadership Committee Chair, Dr. Wynn Rosser, calls on state leaders to prioritize equitable access to reliable broadband as one key lever in ensuring our state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 14, 2020

Rosser: COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges to rural communities

Rio Grande Guardian


Philanthropy Advocates' Leadership Committee Chair, Dr. Wynn Rosser, calls on state leaders to prioritize equitable access to reliable broadband as one key lever in ensuring our state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 14, 2020

Rosser: COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges to rural communities

The Gilmer Mirror


Philanthropy Advocates' Leadership Committee Chair, Dr. Wynn Rosser, calls on state leaders to prioritize equitable access to reliable broadband as one key lever in ensuring our state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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August 14, 2020

Rosser: COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges to rural communities

Waco Tribune-Herald


Philanthropy Advocates' Leadership Committee Chair, Dr. Wynn Rosser, calls on state leaders to prioritize equitable access to reliable broadband as one key lever in ensuring our state recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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January 2, 2020

RGV business community thanked for its role in school finance reform

Rio Grande Guardian


In RGV, TEGAC Director, Jennifer Esterline, refers to HB3 saying, "...This is the beginning of the story. We need to continue to talk about what else it is going to take to get us to the 60×30 goals that the state has identified.”

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December 15, 2019

The Work of Policy and Advocacy Requires a Really Big Tent

Anette on Education


Jennifer Esterline discusses philanthropy, advocacy, and our new home with Anette on Education.

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June 12, 2019

Advocacy group hosts legislative recap for educators, foundations

Lufkin Daily News


The Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium hosted an 86th Texas Legislative Session recap for educators and organizations at the T.L.L. Temple Foundation in Lufkin Tuesday morning.

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April 11, 2019

Pre-K is worth the investment in Texas [Opinion]

Houston Chronicle


The State Capitol this time of year faces no shortage of experts on a wide range of issues. And that’s certainly true for the debates swirling around public education.

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February 26, 2019

We've Built a Big Tent Now Let's Get Lawmakers to Act

Texas Tribune


Whether you’re a student, parent, property owner or run a business, you have a vested interest in what the Texas Legislature does to address public school finance this legislative session. Why should Texans care? In 2015, the state set a goal...

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