News stories related to the foundation and its mission.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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), [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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]
Mathematics for College Readiness: A survey of math requirements at Texas postsecondary institutions Greater Texas Foundation recognizes mathematics as a significant barrier to Texas students’ postsecondary success. To better understand the math knowledge required for certain fields of study, in 2010, Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) released a survey to representatives of all 2-year and 4-year [...]
This infographic contains facts about the overall transition of Texas Latino students through the education pipeline and the impact on the workforce. For example, statewide 19% of all 7th graders complete college within six years of high school graduation. For Latino students, that number is 11%. For more, you can view the infographic here.