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College & Career Pathways

Originally called the “House Bill 5 Policy Work Group”, Philanthropy Advocates' College & Career Pathways Work Group began in 2013 after the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 5, which created new “endorsements” for all Texas high school students. This policy work group first emphasized and continues to focus on systems’ alignment across high school, postsecondary, and workforce in order to ensure all students have access to college and careers.

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.

2022 Research - College & Career Pathways

2022 Research - College & Career Pathways

Focused on ensuring students are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education, Philanthropy Advocates is collaborating with Texas Tech University’s Center for Research and Learning in Education to better understand if Texas high school graduation coursework requirements foster success after high school. Further, our research aims to consider different definitions of college readiness and the impact those have on students and institutions.

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Texas Transfer Landscape: Setting the context of policies and partnerships addressing student transfer

Texas Transfer Landscape: Setting the context of policies and partnerships addressing student transfer

Read this report that provides an overview of the state policies supporting student transfers, a summary of key groups addressing transfer in Texas, and a discussion of strengths and challenges facing Texas students today.

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