Texas public schools educate 90 percent of the state’s students. Those students represent the future of the Texas economy and the future of our communities. That’s why Raise Your Hand Texas is working to reinvent public education by igniting fiercely innovative leadership, innovation, 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 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.
This represents the first ever Raise Your Hand Texas annual report. Our investments in leadership development programs, research, and advocacy are designed to support and empower those working daily to reinvent public education for the 21st century. We do what we do for the more than 90 percent of all Texas students who are educated in public schools because we believe all kids deserve a level playing field made possible by a high-quality education. Please take a few minutes to check out our 2015 year in review. We won’t ask you for money, but our hope is you’ll add your name as a supporter.
Five winning school districts will receive up to $500,000 in grant funding over three years and comprehensive implementation support to serve as proof points for the effective implementation of blended learning. Fifteen additional districts were selected as pilot sites and will receive implementation support without grant funding to promote the expansion of blended learning statewide.