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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.

Smart Start: Mentoring For New Teachers Benefits Kids

Smart Start: Mentoring For New Teachers Benefits Kids

To better understand mentorship best practices and the experiences of Texas teachers, Teach Plus Texas examined research on the effectiveness of mentoring programs and conducted a statewide survey of 147 teachers about their experience with mentoring early in their careers. In this report, Teach Plus Texas presents findings and a set of recommendations for states and districts.

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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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Evidence of Excellence: Using Data to Elevate Teacher Preparation in Texas

Evidence of Excellence: Using Data to Elevate Teacher Preparation in Texas

Teach Plus Policy Fellows across the nation designed a set of questions that would identify areas of need for more transparency about educator preparation programs (EPPs). This research informs a national policy report, however, all of the research and recommendations included in this paper come from Texas teachers only. Based on this research, Teach Plus developed recommendations to strengthen the public reporting of the most important data from EPPs.

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Effective Teaching 86th Legislative Session

February 1, 2019 

Effective Teaching - 2019 Legislative Priorities

Effective Teaching 86th Legislative Session

January 1, 2019 

The Mental Health Equation: Student Safety Through Mental Health Supports

Effective Teaching 86th Legislative Session

January 1, 2019 

Smart Start: Mentoring For New Teachers Benefits Kids

Effective Teaching 86th Legislative Session

October 1, 2018 

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

Effective Teaching 86th Legislative Session

October 1, 2018 

Evidence of Excellence: Using Data to Elevate Teacher Preparation in Texas

Effective Teaching 85th Legislative Session

June 1, 2016 

Effective Teaching - 2017 Legislative Priorities

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