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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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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.

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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.