How to Support Opportunity Youth in Texas
We brought together 80+ people to answer the question, “What would it take to reconnect opportunity youth to education and work equitably and at scale?” This report documents what we learned. Read the Executive Summary and Read the Report
Issue Brief: Four Guiding Principles for Effective College and Career Advising
Grantees and partners across the state of Texas contributed to this Issue Brief filled with best practices and practical approaches to advising for schools where resources are constrained. Read the brief
Black Students’ Networks with Peers and Staff at Texas Higher Education Institutions
Dr. Joshua Childs is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. With support from GTF, he investigated Black student networks at universities to understand how they facilitate completion, workforce readiness, and a positive college experience. Learn more.
Issue Brief: Financial Access to Postsecondary Education in Texas
Greater Texas Foundation invests in student-centered solutions that allow more Texans to achieve their postsecondary goals. As part of our grantmaking strategy, we support interventions that make college more affordable so cost does not create a barrier to completion of a credential. The following brief presents the most recently available data on the financial needs …
Issue Brief: Student Parents: Challenges and Solutions
About 25% of students enrolled in postsecondary institutions have children. Despite their growing strength in number, however, student parents continue to face unique obstacles that prevent them from attaining credentials at rates comparable to their peers. Student parents’ educational outcomes are not only important for the students themselves, but also have a significant impact on their children and communities. This brief describes …
Data Tool from The Texas Tribune
With support from Greater Texas Foundation, The Texas Tribune developed an interactive tool that allows users to explore higher education outcomes in Texas. Texas Higher Ed Outcomes This tool tracks long-term educational outcomes for every student who started eighth grade in a Texas public school between 1997 and 2005.
Issue Briefs: The Pathway to Completion
Only one in five Texas eighth graders will complete some form of postsecondary credential within six years of high school graduation. Greater Texas Foundation works to ensure students remain on a solid education pathway by supporting efforts to ensure Texas students are prepared for, have access to, persist in, and complete postsecondary education. This series …