By / April 25, 2017

It’s Time to Renovate Our School Finance System, By Chandra Villanueva, CPPP

Education is the bedrock of an informed democracy and the bridge to lifelong opportunities.

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By / February 10, 2017

Local Research On Texas Pre-k Grants Provides Lessons for Lawmakers, Texans Care for Children, By Mary Jalonick and Adrianna Cuellar-Rojas

Local Research On Texas Pre-k Grants Provides Lessons for Lawmakers, Texans Care for Children, By Mary Jalonick and Adrianna Cuellar-Rojas...

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By / February 9, 2017

“They Quit on Me”: The Toll on Students of Weak Teacher Preparation, By Laura Laywell, Teach Plus

"They Quit on Me”: The Toll on Students of Weak Teacher Preparation, By Laura Laywell To have successful students, we...

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By / February 1, 2017

Texas Can No Longer Rely on Local Property Taxes to Fund Public Education, By Caroline Sabin and Janet Harman

Texas Can No Longer Rely on Local Property Taxes to Fund Public Education, By Caroline Sabin and Janet Harman In...

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By / February 1, 2017

Why Our Community Foundation Partners With State Legislators to Improve Policies and Address Needs, By Rose Bradshaw, North Texas Community Foundation

Why Our Community Foundation Partners With State Legislators to Improve Policies and Address Needs, By Rose Bradshaw, North Texas Community...

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By / December 21, 2016

Pre-k Works for Texas Kids and Taxpayers, By Stephanie Rubin, CEO of Texans Care for Children

Pre-k Works for Texas Kids and Taxpayers, By Stephanie Rubin, CEO of Texans Care for Children As the 2017 Texas...

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By / November 10, 2016

My Family’s Foundation Entered the Policy Arena, and We Are Not Looking Back, By Katherine B. Wright, Wright Family Foundation

The system needs to change. Like many family foundations, we receive several worthy requests that we turn down due to lack of funds. Most of our grants are program/project-based—reactive to the problems at hand rather than tackling them before they become an issue. In the light of this, the Wright Family Foundation is trying different ways to combat social issues from a more proactive angle.

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By / May 20, 2016

Why did you join TEGAC? Amanda Cloud, Senior Program Officer, Simmons Foundation, Houston, TX

The Simmons Foundation’s mission is to partner with organizations that strengthen women, youth and families while building an educated, tolerant and resilient community.

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By / March 20, 2016

Texas Primary Highlights

Texas held its March primary contests and the will bring some interesting changes for public education. Confirmed and likely new leadership at Governor, Lieutenant Governor and key committee chairs, means new ideas and priorities during the 2015 Texas Legislature.

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By / October 20, 2015

Bringing Big Texas Thinking to Education Advocacy, Jennifer Esterline, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

You’ve heard that “everything is bigger in Texas,” but let me put this into context: Texas has over 1000 school districts, 202 charter operators and 8,571 campuses (including 588 charters).

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