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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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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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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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Do First-Year Seminars Work for Students Enrolled in Developmental Math?

Only about half of students placed into developmental mathematics complete the developmental sequence and continue on to credit-bearing coursework. Many institutions have turned to first-year seminars as a strategy for developing the skills of underprepared students. This series of papers funded through the Greater Texas Foundation Faculty Fellows program describes the impact of two first-year ...

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How Do Black Students Build and Use Social Networks at a Predominantly White Institution?

Social capital—relationships that provide access to resources, information, and expertise—is critical for any college student’s success. For many young people, college is unfamiliar territory, and navigating the complexities of academic requirements, financial aid, and a new social scene can feel nearly impossible without help. Building a strong network of friends, classmates, mentors, faculty, and staff ...

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