News stories related to the foundation and its mission.

11 10, 2016

Grant Announcement: Texas Tribune, Inc.

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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

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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

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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 [...]

25 04, 2016

Policy Brief Update: Transfer for Student Success

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GTF's Policy Brief: Transfer for Student Success was recently cited in a piece by the Austin American-Statesman. The article, "Some Texas high school students are losing college credits," highlights the challenges students face when trying to transfer dual-credit hours earned in high school to some four-year institutions. In February 2015, GTF wrote that up to [...]

19 04, 2016

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

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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

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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]

30 11, 2015

GTF Policy Brief: Mathematics for College Readiness

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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 [...]

9 07, 2015

Texas Latino Student Infographic

By | July 9th, 2015|Categories: Features, Newsroom, Policy Briefs|Tags: , |Comments Off on Texas Latino Student Infographic

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.