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    Welcome to the Raise Your Hand Texas blog, featuring news about our leadership programs and advocacy efforts, important and timely updates, and opportunities for you to join us in strengthening and improving public education in Texas. Feel free to sort the posts below by checking the category boxes in the left menu, then clicking “Filter.” For more immersive storytelling about public education leaders and issues, check out our Stories section.

    New Story: The Art of Bridging Communication Gaps

    Public school principal navigates family and community relationships in a school where 30 languages are spoken. It’s not easy. But it’s also not impossible.

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    Early Success with Blended Learning: From One-Size-Fits-All to Student Agency and Personalization

    In Mineola ISD, students have taken some ownership of their learning which is transforming their attitudes around mathematics. Superintendent Tunnell describes the big shift.

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    Visionary Educators Complete Summer of Study at Harvard

    Congratulations to the visionary Texas public school educators who just completed a summer institute at Harvard.

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    Rights for Students with Special Needs at Risk with Vouchers

    Protections for students and families provided by Texas public schools aren't guaranteed in private settings with vouchers.

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    Special Needs Vouchers Don’t Measure Up

    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.

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    THE DANGERS OF SPECIAL NEEDS VOUCHERS

    Legislative proposals to subsidize private special education services offer nothing more than false promises to Texas families.

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    In Their Own Words: Jay’s Journey to Harvard

    We didn't have to ask Principal Jay Barrett of Amarillo ISD to tell us how his Harvard experience is going. He's voluntarily video blogging what each of his days in Cambridge are like.

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    Texas School Leaders Experience Spirited, Comprehensive Instruction at Harvard

    Teams of Texas public school leaders are at this very moment experiencing comprehensive professional development at Harvard University. And it's intense!

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    Harvard-Bound Principal Uses Playing Cards to Prepare Students for Life

    Since 2008, our organization has sent carefully selected school principals to the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge, MA, to attend one of a number of week-long institutes covering topics ranging from school turnaround to family engagement.

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    Major Changes in a Blended Classroom

    As we move into the second year of the Raising Blended Learners Initiative, 9th grade Birdville ISD teacher Kate Chambers explains how the work has helped her cater to students’ individual needs. (Spoiler alert: She changed everything!)

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