Reinventing Public Education
for the 21st Century

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.