Resource: Early Progress and Outcomes of a Grow Your Own Grant Program for High School Students and Paraprofessionals in Texas

This study (PDF, 18 pages) analyzed data from 2015/16 through 2020/21 for districts that received Grow Your Own (GYO) funding in the first two grant cycles and for districts in the same locales within the same regions that did not receive GYO funding.  

The GYO grant program was established to encourage districts to develop or expand existing high-quality education and training courses for high school students and to support district-employed paraprofessionals to pursue certifications that would allow them to enter full-time teaching roles. Learn more.