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14 09, 2017

GTF Hosts Fifth Annual Fellows Study Meeting

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Fourteen GTF Fellows and their mentors met in Bryan, TX for the fifth annual GTF Fellows Study Meeting in August. The two-day event, designed to provide fellows with opportunities for professional development and networking, featured interactive discussions, a writing workshop, and panels of expert speakers. The second cohort of GTF Fellows proudly display their medals. The study [...]

11 09, 2017

GTF Announces New Chief Executive

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) announced Sue McMillin will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Ms. McMillin has extensive experience in the financial services sector, having held leadership positions in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. “Ms. McMillin has a proven track record of effective leadership, a deep understanding of her field, and [...]

28 08, 2017

Grant Announcement: Emergency Bridge Funding

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $60,000 to E3 Alliance in support of their project, Emergency Bridge Funding.  E3 Alliance is a data-driven non-profit education collaborative based in Austin, Texas. Its mission is to use objective data and focused community collaboration to align Central Texas education systems so all students succeed and lead the region to economic prosperity. [...]

21 08, 2017

Grant Announcement: Texas Pathways

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $2,000,000 to the Texas Success Center in support of their project, Texas Pathways: Five-Year Implementation.  The Texas Success Center provides statewide coherence to student success initiatives and advocates for related policies. The Texas Pathways project is designed to increase students’ postsecondary attainment and entry into meaningful careers by helping schools, colleges, and universities partner to [...]

14 08, 2017

Greater Texas Foundation Expands GTF Fellows Program

By | August 14th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announced a new class of Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellows (GTF Fellows). Beginning fall 2018, six faculty members from five Texas universities will join the program, which aims to build the research and teaching capacity of tenure-track faculty at Texas colleges working in areas related to student success.     During the first four years [...]

28 07, 2017

Grant Announcement: Success Partnerships for Systems Change

By | July 28th, 2017|Categories: Features, Newsroom|0 Comments

Greater Texas Foundation announces a grant in the amount of $250,000 to College Forward in support of their project, Success Partnerships for Systems Change. College Forward provides college success services to low-income students and the postsecondary institutions that serve them, training near-peer mentors to guide students into and through college. To date, the organization has [...]

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 [...]