Creating and commissioning rigorous academic research on innovative ideas and programming is foundational to our approach. We look to existing research to inform our work, and endeavor to contribute new research where we see need.
We conduct in-house data analysis and commission formal research from leading universities and institutions to better understand complex ideas and share relevant findings with the field.
Research reports and case studies
Explore our research reports and case studies, and stay tuned as we continue to research topics essential to the Charles Butt Foundation mission.
This report is the second commissioned report with the University of Houston exploring the teacher workforce across the state of Texas. One primary strategy of the Texas Education Agency to prepare every child for success in college, a career, or the military is to recruit, support, and retain effective instructional leaders capable of delivering strong classroom instruction. Unfortunately, Texas-along with other states- is facing unprecedented teacher shortages. This report provides an updated and comprehensive view of the teacher workforce across the state of Texas. This study endeavors to support policy and advocacy development aimed at strengthening the state’s public education system by growing and retaining the pool of qualified educators needed to serve local communities.
Note: Many of the research reports offered here were commissioned and published by our sister organization, Raise Your Hand Texas. We share them here because the subject matter is relevant to the mission and work of the Charles Butt Foundation.