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From Day One: Teacher Perspectives on their Preparation, Executive Summary

June 1, 2016

To understand the teacher perspective, TNTP solicited input from a sampling of teachers across the state who have been recognized for their excellence and who represent the diversity of Texas teachers. Primarily through focus groups and surveys, the goal of this research conducted by TNTP is to understand how prepared teachers felt when they entered the classroom, what experiences they had in their preparation program, which of these structures and supports were most or least helpful, and generally what could have been done to better prepare them.

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.

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