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7 07, 2017

GTF Policy Brief: Transfer for Student Success

By | July 7th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom, Policy Briefs|Tags: , |Comments Off on GTF Policy Brief: Transfer for Student Success

Many Texas students transfer between institutions as part of their postsecondary experience. Significantly, 75% of Texas students completing bachelor's degrees were previously enrolled in a community college. However, transfers between community colleges and universities often result in wasted credits, excess course-taking, increased cost and time-to-degree, and lower college completion rates. At the same time, increasing college [...]

23 06, 2017

Grant Announcement: Middle Math Matters

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $203,296 to The University of Texas at Tyler in support of their project, Middle Math Matters: Promoting Successful Postsecondary Pathways through Mathematical Problem Solving in Middle Grades. This project will replicate an initiative led by E3 Alliance in the Austin area, which provides a proven [...]

16 06, 2017

GTF Policy Brief: Disaggregated Data

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom, Policy Briefs|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Importance of Disaggregating Education Data brief explores the complexity of education data and emphasizes the importance of using it effectively. Disaggregated data often reveals nuanced information that broad figures gloss over and can be used as a tool to drive the statewide higher education outcomes envisioned in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30TX [...]

24 05, 2017

Greater Texas Foundation Renews The GTF Scholars Program

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

GTF partners with eight universities across the state to provide a scholarship program for graduates of Texas Early College High Schools BRYAN, TEXAS: Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) announces eight new grants totaling $6,993,322 over eight years to expand its successful GTF Scholars program, a scholarship and retention program for graduates of Texas Early College High [...]

18 05, 2017

Grant Announcement: Increasing Student Success in Entry-Level College Mathematics

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $250,000 to The University of Texas at Austin Charles A. Dana Center in support of their project: Increasing Student Success in Entry-Level College Mathematics. The low success rate of students beginning their postsecondary studies in developmental and gateway mathematics courses is of significant concern. Although [...]

12 05, 2017

Grant Announcement: Rural Student College Access Project

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|Tags: |0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a three-month planning grant in the amount of $49,136 to the Texas A&M Foundation to support the Rural Student College Access Project. Texas has the largest population of rural K-12 students in the country. Of Texas’s 900,000 rural public school students, approximately 40 percent grow up in poverty, which is known [...]

12 05, 2017

Grant Announcement: Rural Digital Early College High School Initiative

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $207,120 to The University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) in support of its project: Rural Digital Early College High School Initiative (RDESCHSI). The rural West Texas region currently has the lowest high school graduation rate in the state and low rates of college [...]

21 04, 2017

GTF Policy Brief: Rural Students

By | April 21st, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom, Policy Briefs|Tags: , |0 Comments

Texas’s rural students come from diverse backgrounds and face unique barriers to postsecondary success. For example, rural students often face challenges in broadband access, geographic location (e.g. transportation issues), and teacher retention. With more than 900,000 rural students in Texas, improving the postsecondary outcomes for this population is central to GTF’s strategy. For Texas to [...]

20 03, 2017

Altarum Institute Research Shows Impact Of Improved Equity On Long Term Growth of Texas Economy

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Features, Home, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation awarded funding to Altarum Institute to support research on how inequities in education impact Texas’s economy and to highlight programs for expanding opportunity and equity in the state. Altarum’s research focused on race, income and economic growth. The report noted that people of color in Texas, on average, are currently behind their white [...]

23 02, 2017

Greater Texas Foundation Funds Community College Research Center Project

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation awarded funding to the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University, to support research on ways to improve postsecondary success for Texas transfer students. In the report to GTF, CCRC recommended ways state policy could help to improve outcomes for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution from [...]