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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 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.

October 9, 2017

Funding cuts hurting students

KVUE


Public school students who need the most help simply aren't getting it. That's the conclusion from a study by the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

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October 9, 2017

Funding cuts hurting students

KVUE Austin


Public school students who need the most help simply aren't getting it. That's the conclusion from a study by the Center for Public Policy Priorities.

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October 9, 2017

Impact of School Funding Cuts

Fox 7


A new report is out that looked into the effects of the state legislature's massive budget cuts to public education in 2011.

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October 5, 2017

Capital Tonight Oct. 5: Texas homeowners could pay more under gop tax blueprint

Spectrum News


Texas homeowners could pay more under the GOP tax blueprint We looked at the plan and why some state economists say it'll cost Texas jobs.

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October 5, 2017

State needs $3.2 billion to plug hole in current school funding, study says

Quorum Report


State needs $3.2 billion to plug the hole in current school funding, study says

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October 5, 2017

Study examines effects of funding cuts on Texas schools, students

Texas Public News Service


Funding cuts by state lawmakers left a five-year, $5 billion hole in the budget for Texas public schools between 2011 and 2016.

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October 5, 2017

Texas' 2011 cuts to schools still being felt, report finds

Associated Press


The Legislature's $5-plus billion in 2011 cuts to public education mean that Texas' classroom funding still lags behind its pre-Great Recession levels, with low-income students hit hardest.

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October 5, 2017

The Consequences of Underfunding our Public Schools

Center for Public Policy Priorities blog


Making sure our children receive a quality education is essential for the future prosperity of Texas. To be successful academically, many students rely on programs like tutoring or bilingual education.

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April 26, 2017

How grassroots groups are mobilizing Texans on top issues

Texas Tribune


Five community organizers tell us how they rally people around issues like school funding, abortion and the environment.

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April 4, 2017

Teaching Ricardo: Three things black and brown boys need to excel

Houston Chronicle


“I am in fifth grade and I cannot read and can barely write," my student Ricardo said tearfully...

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March 27, 2017

Texas senate proposes slashing pre-K funding

High Plains Public Radio


The most recent Senate budget plan shows significant funding cuts for the pre-K grant proposal, which is backed by Gov. Greg Abbott.

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March 24, 2017

Business Leaders Push Texas Lawmakers to Fund Pre-K

Spectrum News


The fight continues over pre-kindergarten funding. On Thursday, business leaders and educators urged lawmakers to fully fund high quality pre-K through the state's recently established grant program.

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