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Seeking Proposals: Research in Early Grade Success

November 10, 2021
As part of its ongoing efforts to provide objective and non-partisan data on public and higher education in Texas, Philanthropy Advocates is immediately seeking proposals to contract with an experienced research organization to conduct quantitative and policy analysis focused on addressing this question:

What is the implementation progress of early childhood policies passed in Texas’s House Bill 3 (2019, 85R) school finance reform legislation passed in 2019?

Further details are outlined in this Request for Proposal.

Applications are due by end of day Friday, December 3, 2021.  
 
Applicants should submit proposals via email to Becky Calahan, Deputy Director of Philanthropy Advocates, at bcalahan@cftexas.org. Please reach out to Becky as necessary with questions in advance of submission.

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.

March 24, 2017

Greg Abbott Continues to Push Back Against Planned Cuts to his Pre-K Initiative

Texas Standard


Governor Greg Abbott is not happy with members of the Texas House and Senate who plan to cut funding for high quality pre-kindergarten education. Pre-k funding is one of the governor’s top priorities.

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March 24, 2017

Lawmakers coming up woefully short on pre-K funding

Dallas Morning News


Political posturing and horse trading has left a $236 million grant program to improve pre-K on the cutting room floor in the Senate and the House.

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March 23, 2017

Community leaders call on Texas lawmakers to fund pre-K

KVUE


Community leaders from across Texas are calling on lawmakers to put more funding into pre-K programming.

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March 23, 2017

Pre-K funding being asked for at Capitol rally, KXAN

KXAN


Advocates will rally at the Texas Capitol Thursday morning to make sure legislators know the importance of fully funding “high quality” pre-kindergarten.

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March 23, 2017

Texans fight to save state’s Pre-K program

KXAN


Texas leaders were fighting on Thursday to continue the state’s high-quality Pre-Kindergarten program after lawmakers in both chambers decided there wasn’t enough room in the next budget.

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March 18, 2017

Nelson: All eyes should be on Texas teacher preparation

The Houston Chronicle


Enhanced training needs to include better mentoring, mandatory tieredclinical experiences

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March 16, 2017

Trump budget cuts would hit Texas education service programs hard

Texas Tribune


President Trump's proposed budget would cut about $14 million from Texas programs designed to provide tutoring, mentorship and counseling for low-income students.

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February 17, 2017

Texas must fully fund pre-K for low-income kids

Dallas Morning News


Research makes clear that investing in quality pre-k is a smart.

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February 16, 2017

Business leaders call for early childhood education, Tyler Morning Telegraph

Tyler Morning Telegraph


Jobs are going unfilled - and Texans are out of work - because there's a "skills gap" between job seekers and job qualifications, business leaders said in Tyler.

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February 12, 2017

Abbott's pre-K push not reflected in early House, Senate budgets

Houston Chronicle


Under the pink Capitol dome with hundreds of eyes upon him, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an ultimatum to lawmakers mulling over how much to invest in the next two years on high-quality early education.

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February 12, 2017

Sabin, Harman: Texas can no longer rely on local property taxes to fund schools

Houston Chronicle


In 2011 the Texas Legislature reduced funding for public education by $5.3 billion - the largest blow ever suffered by our schools.

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February 9, 2017

Texas Lawmakers Want To Cut Pre-K Funding. Don't Let Them

Dallas Morning News


High-quality pre-K is an investment that can yield huge dividends, but it's underfunded in Texas. So why are lawmakers in Austin trying to cut funding rather than increase it?

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