REINVENTING PUBLIC EDUCATION
FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Strengthening public schools takes all of us. You can help!

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Raise Your Hand Texas identifies and pilots promising ideas to improve public education, and supports the conditions and public policies needed to scale proven approaches to benefit all Texas students.

We are working to reinvent public education for the 21st century – because the future of Texas is in our public schools.

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HOMEGROWN PROFESSIONALS

How does a midsize city surrounded by 14 million acres of farmland grow a talented workforce and ensure a prosperous future for its citizens? An alliance forged between one public school district and its community is answering that question by providing high school students the opportunity to explore real-world work in high-demand fields.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation Launches $50 Million Raising Texas Teachers Program to Elevate Teaching Profession

Raising Texas Teachers

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation announces the launch of Raising Texas Teachers, a program to provide $50 million over the next 10 years in scholarship funding for students committed to a career in teaching, and technical support for premier Texas teacher preparation programs. Over time, the scholarship program will grow to include 500 teaching fellows annually from 10 university teacher preparation programs. The scholarship application process will open fall 2017 and be conducted through the partner universities.

KEY ISSUES

Special Ed Vouchers

Any legislation aimed at removing funding from the public school system to subsidize private education, even if it’s for students with special needs, is a misguided approach to education reform.