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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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Best Practices from Universities with GTF Scholars

GTF Scholars is a highly effective program combining a cohort model with scholarship funding and student support services to measurably impact the success of Early College High School students in earning a college degree. The program serves as a model for other funders or institutions who want to develop a

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Texas Rural Opportunity Youth Landscape Analysis

There are currently 4.9 million opportunity youth, defined as young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market, in the United States. Nearly half of all opportunity youth can be found in rural communities. Because Texas is home

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Issue Brief: Supporting Students and Schools in Times of Disaster

Catastrophic events can leave grantmaking organizations looking for mission-aligned ways to support impacted communities. Hurricane Harvey was one such event, disrupting the lives and learning of thousands of students when it tore through Texas in August 2017. Government agencies, nonprofits, funders, and citizens acted quickly to meet the immediate needs

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Improving Latino College Transfer in Texas

This report expands knowledge about Texas Latino students while providing higher education institutions and policymakers across the country with actionable information to help more Latino students graduate. Excelencia in Education conducted extensive interviews with faculty and staff at four pairs of two-year and four-year institutions across the state to learn

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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.

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Best Practices from Universities with GTF Scholars

GTF Scholars is a highly effective program combining a cohort model with scholarship funding and student support services to measurably impact the success of Early College High School students in earning a college degree. The program serves as a model for other funders or institutions who want to develop a similar student success initiative. The ...

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Texas Rural Opportunity Youth Landscape Analysis

There are currently 4.9 million opportunity youth, defined as young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market, in the United States. Nearly half of all opportunity youth can be found in rural communities. Because Texas is home to the largest number of ...

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Issue Brief: Supporting Students and Schools in Times of Disaster

Catastrophic events can leave grantmaking organizations looking for mission-aligned ways to support impacted communities. Hurricane Harvey was one such event, disrupting the lives and learning of thousands of students when it tore through Texas in August 2017. Government agencies, nonprofits, funders, and citizens acted quickly to meet the immediate needs of the region, but long-term ...

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Improving Latino College Transfer in Texas

This report expands knowledge about Texas Latino students while providing higher education institutions and policymakers across the country with actionable information to help more Latino students graduate. Excelencia in Education conducted extensive interviews with faculty and staff at four pairs of two-year and four-year institutions across the state to learn how Latino students experience transfer ...

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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.

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The Impact of Improved Educational Equity on the Texas Economy

The health and growth of the Texas economy will depend on accelerating progress in closing today’s gaps in educational achievement and earnings potential for diverse groups. Without any change in the current trajectory, Texas will have to import hundreds of thousands of workers to fuel business growth that otherwise could be filled by Texas natives. ...

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