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Seeking Proposals: Research in Pathways to College & Career

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:

Are student-level policies in Texas aimed at increasing college-readiness and access in alignment with institutional-level policies that require and/or incentivize preK-12 and postsecondary institutional behavior?

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 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.

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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January 6, 2019

To sustain the Texas Miracle, legislators must reform school funding

Dallas Morning News

For a state that boasts top tier rankings in other areas like business climate, we can do better in the area of talent development.

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January 2, 2019

TEGAC Releases 2019 Priority Policies


TEGAC released its 2019 Policy Priorities. You can read them HERE.

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December 11, 2018

Report: State Pre-K Cuts Hurt Students

Texans Care for Children

A new report shows that Texas school districts are facing difficulties after Texas lawmakers cut pre-k funding during the 2017 legislative session while simultaneously adding new pre-k requirements for school districts.

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November 14, 2018

Organizations host event to address lack of public school funding

The Panhandle Spirit

Amarillo Area Foundation and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce hosted an event Wednesday to address the issue of funding in public schools. Business leaders from all over were in attendance to support public schools.

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October 31, 2018

Education, business leaders take on fright of school finance in Halloween event

Waco Tribune-Herald

Hundreds of business, education and community leaders met on Halloween to discuss a frightening topic: public school finance in Texas....

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October 1, 2018

The Research is Clear: High-Quality Pre-K Pays Off

Texans Care for Children

Research from Texas and across the U.S. shows that effective pre-k programs help students start kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed, boost early literacy and academic achievement, and reduce both grade retention and provision of special education services.

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October 1, 2018

Understanding the Student Experience to Improve Pathway Tools and Policy

Texas OnCourse

As Texas’ definitive resource for college and career preparedness, Texas OnCourse equips middle and high school students for postgraduation success.

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June 5, 2018

School Finance Event To Address Challenges of Public School Funding

Rivard Report

Texas educators have long complained about the State’s broken public school funding mechanism, and before the 86th legislative session starts in January, education advocates hope to attract business leaders’ voices to their calls for reform.

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May 9, 2018

How Finance Commission can create parity in Texas schools, Teach Plus Texas Teaching Policy Fellow

Austin American Statesman

For the past few weeks, the news media has been covering the stories of the educators from Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Arizona who are protesting for a livable wage within their state.

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