Reinventing Public Education
for the 21st Century


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.

Latest Posts



How does a midsize 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 is answering that question by providing high school students the opportunity to explore real-world work in high-demand fields.


Applications Open for Charles Butt Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers

Raising Texas Teachers

One hundred Charles Butt Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers are available for the 2018-19 school year from 11 university teacher preparation programs. Scholars will receive up to $8,000 in scholarship funding, ongoing training and development opportunities, mentorship from sitting public school educators, and participate in a statewide aspiring teachers network.


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.