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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.

2022 Research - Effective Teaching

2022 Research - Effective Teaching

Focused on ensuring students have access to highly effective teachers, Philanthropy Advocates is collaborating with the University of Houston Education Research Center to better understand the prevalence and impact of policies allowing school districts to hire uncertified teachers on student outcomes and the overall teacher workforce. The Texas House of Representative’s Early Childhood Caucus is putting together a newsletter providing updates on their work. This caucus is a body of legislators focusing on improving outcomes for students in their earliest years.

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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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