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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

11 10, 2016

Grant Announcement: Texas Tribune, Inc.

By | October 11th, 2016|Categories: Features, Newsroom|Tags: , |Comments Off on Grant Announcement: Texas Tribune, Inc.

GTF announces a grant to the Texas Tribune to support their work in education data applications. Brief Project Description: The Texas Tribune, texastribune.org, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — on public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. By providing a steady stream of fair, thorough and [...]

1 08, 2016

Greater Texas Foundation announces transition of President & CEO Wynn Rosser to another Texas foundation

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|Tags: |Comments Off on Greater Texas Foundation announces transition of President & CEO Wynn Rosser to another Texas foundation

Greater Texas Foundation today announced that Dr. Wynn Rosser has resigned from his role as president and CEO effective August 31, 2016. Rosser, who joined the foundation as executive director in 2007 and was promoted to president and chief executive officer in 2012, will be going to the T.L.L. Temple Foundation. He will serve as [...]

2 05, 2016

Ready Texas: Stakeholder Convening Proceedings Report

By | May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|Tags: , |Comments Off on Ready Texas: Stakeholder Convening Proceedings Report

The Intercultural Development Research Association, led by President and CEO Dr. María “Cuca” Robledo Montecel, held a Ready Texas: Stakeholder Convening on February 10, 2016. The event, "carried out in partnership with UTeach at UT Austin, brought together education, community, policy, foundation, business, and philanthropic leaders to discuss the future of post-secondary education in Texas [...]

19 04, 2016

What we’re reading: “Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and Completion”

By | April 19th, 2016|Categories: Newsroom|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What we’re reading: “Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and Completion”

A recent article from Diverse Issues in Higher Education detailed work, supported by the Kresge Foundation and Greater Texas Foundation, focusing on actively engaging Latino students who seek to transfer from community colleges to four-year universities. The program, Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and Completion, was led by the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), [...]

21 03, 2016

61st Hour: Jobs for the Future and GTF release new report on ECHS challenge

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Features, Newsroom|Tags: , |0 Comments

Jobs for the Future (JFF) and Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) released a new report that provides a national blueprint for successful development of early college programs that move large numbers of young people through high school to a bachelor’s degree, Addressing the 61st Hour Challenge: Collaborating in El Paso to Create Seamless Pathways from High School [...]

3 02, 2016

Trajectories of Mathematics Performance

By | February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Features, Newsroom, Policy Briefs|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Trajectories of Mathematics Performance

Trajectories of Mathematics Performance: From Preschool to Postsecondary Conducted by Dr. Gena Nelson, University of Minnesota, and Dr. Sarah R. Powell, University of Texas at Austin & GTF Fellow, this study synthesizes longitudinal research related to mathematics to help policymakers and educators understand the longitudinal effects of mathematics performance and the necessity for adequate mathematics [...]

8 12, 2015

GTF takes part in E3-3D Event: Pathways of Promise – Statewide Mathematics Analysis

By | December 8th, 2015|Categories: Newsroom|Tags: , , |Comments Off on GTF takes part in E3-3D Event: Pathways of Promise – Statewide Mathematics Analysis

Greater Texas Foundation recently took part in an event to help highlight the importance of math in postsecondary preparation, completion, and workforce entry. [View the story "GTF takes part in E3-3D Event: Pathways of Promise - Statewide Mathematics Analysis" on Storify]