By Caroline Sabin, Executive Director, The Powell Foundation andJanet Harman, President and Founder, KDK-Harman Foundation / 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 Rose Bradshaw, North Texas Community Foundation / 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 Stephanie Rubin, CEO of Texans Care for Children / 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 Katherine B. Wright, Wright Family Foundation / 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 Amanda Cloud / 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 Jennifer Esterline / 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 Jennifer Esterline / 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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By Jennifer Esterline, Austin Community Foundation guest blogger / September 28, 2015

Envisioning Success for Every Student, By Jennifer Esterline, Austin Community Foundation guest blogger

During back-to-school orientation, Jennifer Esterline’s son’s third-grade teacher asked parents to complete a questionnaire with their student’s help. One question asked about the student’s goals for the year. This made her pause to think.

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By Andy Roddick and Molly Clayton / March 28, 2015

Why after school programs are so critical for Texas, By Andy Roddick and Molly Clayton

Why after school programs are so critical for Texas, By Andy Roddick and Molly Clayton This afternoon at 3 p.m.,...

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By TEGAC / January 20, 2015

February Blog

What an exciting start of 2014 for the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium! Fresh off an amazing Texas Capitol launch of our pre-kindergarten research project, terrific meetings about parent engagement around the new high school, and growing support for our work around out-of-school-time policy, there’s so much to tell you!

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