Reinventing Public Education
for the 21st Century

ABOUT US

Raise Your Hand Texas identifies and pilots promising ideas to improve public education, and supports the conditions and public policies needed to scale proven approaches to benefit all Texas students.

We are working to reinvent public education for the 21st century – because the future of Texas is in our public schools.

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NEWS RELEASE

FIRST 100 CHARLES BUTT SCHOLARS SELECTED

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation today announced the first 100 recipients of the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers.

The inaugural cohort was chosen from a pool of 350 candidates through a competitive selection process, which included a written application, interviews, group activities, and a demonstration teaching lesson. All scholars are committed to teaching in high-needs Texas public schools or in hard-to-fill subject areas. They will receive an $8,000 scholarship each year, as well as ongoing training, mentorship, and networking opportunities facilitated by the Foundation.

KEY ISSUE

What does quality school choice and opportunity look like? Texas public schools can show you.

Texas students and families today have access to school choice offerings as diverse and unique as the students themselves. From dual-language and STEM, to internships and early college programs, public school districts across Texas are offering families innovative choices to personalize education and engage students, leading to higher achievement and post-secondary success.

FOUNDATION

Raising Blended Learners® Year 1 Evaluation Report

Raise Your Hand Texas commissioned FSG to evaluate the Raising Blended Learners initiative – from the programmatic planning to implementation in Raising Blended Learners sites. Download FSG’s second report, offering an overview and observations from the first year of implementation across the five Demonstration Sites.

STORY

OVERCOMING THE ODDS: OPPORTUNITY IN BROWNSVILLE ISD EMPOWERS STUDENTS

More than 95 percent of BISD students are economically disadvantaged and nearly a third are English Language Learners. How do the district and its students consistently outperform expectations? Superintendent Dr. Esperanza Zendejas attributes it to students seizing the wide-ranging opportunities offered by the district.