Raise Your Hand Texas advances public education by igniting fiercely innovative leadership and advocacy for our state’s 5 million+ students.
We are unique among education organizations because of the investments we make spanning research, programs, and advocacy in pursuit of a high-quality public education for every single Texas student.
Improving public schools takes all of us. If you’re ready to get engaged, join us to help strengthen and improve public schools for all Texas students. Raise Your Hand is 100 percent privately funded, so we will never ask you for a donation.
Blended learning refers to the blend of online learning and brick-and-mortar schooling. Raise Your Hand recently launched a $5 million+ demonstration initiative showcasing blended learning strategies for improving student achievement across diverse student demographics and geographic regions in Texas, particularly among districts with persistent achievement gaps. Through a statewide competitive application process, five schools or districts will receive $500,000 grants and technical support over three years.
We rely on intensive research conducted by objective expert organizations, academic institutions and individuals, and in-house research staff to shape our positions on the advancement of public education in Texas.
Our policy briefs offer condensed analyses of issues that impact public education in Texas, and often synthesize existing research and interviews with key stakeholder groups.
Position papers reflect our stance on important policy issues surrounding public education and considered by the Texas Legislature. Our official positions stem from intensive research conducted by objective expert organizations, academic institutions and individuals, and in-house research staff.
During legislative sessions and interim sessions, Raise Your Hand Texas representatives testify regularly in front of Texas House and Senate committees on key issues impacting public education.