About Us

Texas public schools educate more than 5 million students each year. That’s 5 million reasons we believe our public schools are the best tool we have as a state to create the most opportunity for the most people.

Raise Your Hand Texas is a non-profit education advocacy organization working to strengthen public education in Texas. We train public school leaders to lead transformational change at the campus level, and advocate for public policies that make public schools better for all Texas students.

Raise Your Hand Texas supports public education in our state, while always working to make it better through our programs and public policy advocacy.

Our Programs

Raise Your Hand Texas invests in public school leaders through programs that provide them with the knowledge and the tools to create and lead high performing public schools.

Through our Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Program, we have partnered with both the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the Rice University Education Entrepreneurship (REEP) Business Fellowship Program to provide public school leaders with opportunities to gain the knowledge and tools that they need to lead effective change in their schools.

We are also proud to partner with Lubbock Independent School District to implement a comprehensive district improvement project focused on improving student outcomes. Through this partnership, Raise Your Hand Texas and Lubbock ISD will enhance campus leadership and implement data-driven decision-making processes to improve student outcomes district-wide. Learn more about our Programs.

Advocacy

Strong public schools are one of the best investments that we can make in the future of our state. Achieving this goal requires fair and equitable funding for our schools, and a policy environment that provides good data, rewards progress and provides all students with the opportunity to graduate from our public schools prepared for college and career.

Creating change in a system with over 1,000 school districts and more than 8,000 public school campuses can be slow, and at times frustrating. It will not happen overnight, and it will not happen without the quality of our public schools being a top concern of every Texan.

Raise Your Hand Texas seeks to bring an informed and reasoned voice to debates over the direction of education policy in Texas. We’re in it for the long haul. But we can’t do it alone. It takes every one of us. Get involved!

To learn more about our Legislative Agenda and the policy issues in which we are involved, please visit our Advocacy Center.

We hope that you will JOIN Raise Your Hand Texas and get involved. To learn more, read Why Join Raise Your Hand Texas.