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Early Grade Success

In 2012, Philanthropy Advocates commissioned our first research study, focused on understanding the effects of the 2011 Texas Legislature’s public education budget cuts. One of the primary findings included in this study was that pre-kindergarten programs in districts across the state were negatively affected by the Legislature’s funding cuts. Our early grade success work has evolved over time with continuous investments and focus on understanding the early learning landscape in Texas and determining how policy changes from the state level impact our student’s early learning years.

 

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.

Texas Early Childhood English Learner Initiative Policy Roadmap

Texas Early Childhood English Learner Initiative Policy Roadmap

The report provides recommendations to the Texas Legislature, state agencies, school districts, charter schools, and child care centers to improve educational outcomes for early childhood English Learners (ELs). The recommendations focus on four key areas for pre-k, other early grades, and child care: improving the quality of early learning programs, strengthening the workforce, collecting better data, and retooling school finance.

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Summary of Recommendations - Texas Early Childhood English Learner Initiative Policy Roadmap

Summary of Recommendations - Texas Early Childhood English Learner Initiative Policy Roadmap

The report provides recommendations to the Texas Legislature, state agencies, school districts, charter schools, and child care centers to improve educational outcomes for early childhood English Learners (ELs). The recommendations focus on four key areas for pre-k, other early grades, and child care: improving the quality of early learning programs, strengthening the workforce, collecting better data, and retooling school finance.

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