SPOTLIGHT STORY

HOMEGROWN PROFESSIONALS

How does a 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 provides high school students the opportunity to explore real-world work in high-demand fields.

Journey into the immersive stories of people, schools, and organizations across Texas that are reinventing public education for the future. We hope you will share these with others and encourage them to join Raise Your Hand Texas to help strengthen and improve public schools for all students.

FEATURE STORY

Poverty Does Not Define Destiny

For 10 years, Principal Edgar Tibayan has been an educator in one of Texas’ poorest and most isolated school districts. But his chief message to his students is that poverty does not define a person’s destiny.

POPULAR STORY

SMALL TOWN, BIG DREAMS

Roscoe Collegiate ISD in rural Texas is on the cutting edge of school choice with students taking advantage of innovations previous generations only dreamt of.

LEADERSHIP 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 not impossible.

SHARE YOUR STORY

Did Raise Your Hand Texas sponsor you to attend The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education or the Rice University Education Entrepreneurship Program? Does your district offer school choice options or an innovative program that has had an impact on you, your child, or your community? We want to hear about it. Feel free to share your story and any related photos.