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We fund actionable research by scholars and practitioners that can inform systems change in Texas education. We also write our own research briefs to provide timely and succinct information on topics relevant to postsecondary access and student success in our state. We make this research accessible and free through this searchable library.

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Lessons learned from grantmaking in rural Texas

In line with our strategy, Greater Texas Foundation has invested more than $5 million to boost postsecondary success in rural areas of Texas. Along the way we have learned some valuable lessons about collaborative partnerships and student success strategies in rural areas. Foundation staff member Allison Pennington shared these effective

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Markers of Success in the GTF Scholars Program

The foundation engaged an external evaluation team to assess the impact of the GTF Scholars program. Recently they concluded their study of the first wave of the program, which served 485 students across five cohorts and four institutions. Using a rigorous, quasi-experimental, mixed-methods approach, the evaluators concluded GTF Scholars are

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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

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Lessons learned from grantmaking in rural Texas

In line with our strategy, Greater Texas Foundation has invested more than $5 million to boost postsecondary success in rural areas of Texas. Along the way we have learned some valuable lessons about collaborative partnerships and student success strategies in rural areas. Foundation staff member Allison Pennington shared these effective practices in the Fall 2020 ...

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Markers of Success in the GTF Scholars Program

The foundation engaged an external evaluation team to assess the impact of the GTF Scholars program. Recently they concluded their study of the first wave of the program, which served 485 students across five cohorts and four institutions. Using a rigorous, quasi-experimental, mixed-methods approach, the evaluators concluded GTF Scholars are more significantly likely to persist ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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