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Effective Teaching

When it comes to raising student achievement, little matters more than the quality of teachers in the classroom. Philanthropy Advocates' Effective Teaching Policy Work Group has focused on producing effective research to inform policy decisions about teacher preparation, teacher mentorship, and other meaningful issues related to ensuring Texas teachers are prepared and supported in their critical and highly impactful 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.

Navigating the Texas Pandemic Recovery: Teacher Recommendations for a New Normal

Navigating the Texas Pandemic Recovery: Teacher Recommendations for a New Normal

Teachers are an integral part of the foundation for our public education system. Through research commissioned by Philanthropy Advocates and conducted by Teach Plus Texas, we are focused on the impacts of COVID-19 on the teaching profession, with an emphasis on the short-term and long-term impact of COVID-19 on effective teaching. Read findings from teacher focus groups about topics related to teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Prioritizing Education, Prioritizing Texas: Teachers’ Views and Recommendations on School Funding in the Lone Star State

Prioritizing Education, Prioritizing Texas: Teachers’ Views and Recommendations on School Funding in the Lone Star State

Teach Plus Texas Policy Fellows studied how the mismatch between Texas' rapidly changing student population and the maintenance of the same school finance system have affected Texas’ classrooms.

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