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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.

January 14, 2017

Groups Push Texas Legislature to Fund Full-Day Pre-K

El Paso Herald Post

Children’s advocates are aiming to convince the Texas Legislature to fund all-day pre-kindergarten classes in the 2018-2019 budget and beyond.

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January 13, 2017

RGV participation in HB 4 Texas Pre-k Grant Program is analyzed

Rio Grande Guardian

An analysis of Rio Grande Valley participation in the Texas High-Quality Pre-K HB 4 Grant Program has been made by the Children’s Defense Fund-Texas and other education groups.

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December 23, 2016

More money, certainty needed to upgrade pre-K, study finds

Texas Tribune

Most school districts in Dallas County took advantage of a new state grant program to bolster early education programs, but limited funds produced limited results.

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December 12, 2016

For every $1 spent on preschool, we see a benefit of more than $6, Nobel Prize-winning economist finds

Dallas Morning News

His research concludes that investing in preschool is worth the cost, with boys seeing the biggest benefits.

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December 5, 2016

Guest View: Quality pre-K needs sustained funding, commitment

Dallas Morning News

Lawmakers added $118 million in emergency grants to improve prekindergarten.

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November 30, 2016

Quality pre-K works but needs sustained funding and commitment

Dallas Morning News Editorial

One-time grants provided in HB4 were a good first step. But lawmakers need to make a longer-term investment to really move the needle on achievement for more Texas children.

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August 16, 2016

Pre-K program funds rolling out


As the school year begins, many districts will benefit from an expansion of high quality pre-Kindergarten championed by Gov. Greg Abbott last session.

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July 14, 2016

Abbott’s Pre-K ‘Gold Standard’ is Showing Some Rust

Texas Observer

On the campaign trail, Greg Abbott pledged an extra $1,500 a year for each pre-K student. But schools will actually see just $367 per child.

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July 5, 2016

Texas Announces Hundreds of Schools Receiving Pre-K Grants

Texas Tribune

The state will divvy up $116 million among 578 school districts and charters to bolster high-quality pre-kindergarten programs, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Tuesday.

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June 24, 2016

My Family’s Foundation Entered the Policy Arena, and We Are Not Looking Back

Exponent Philanthropy

Like many family foundations, we receive several worthy requests that we turn down due to lack of funds.

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April 1, 2016

Principles For Effective Education Grantmaking, Joining Forces: How the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium is Engaging Funders in Education Policy

Grantmakers for Education

Joining Forces: How the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium is Engaging Funders in Education Policy

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February 6, 2016

Texas Education Grantmakers partner with Texans Care for Children for initial assessment of school district demand for new pre-k grants

Children's Care for Children

The Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium (TEGAC) is pleased to announce it is awarding a grant in the amount of $90,000 to Texans Care for Children...

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