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The future of Texas is in our public schools. Our economy, communities, and citizenry depend on how well we prepare our students today. Raise Your Hand Texas’ blog highlights work being done to ensure a bright future for our state through posts, news updates, and more. Check back regularly and subscribe to our Across the Lawn newsletter at the bottom of the page to stay informed on issues related to public education and Raise Your Hand Texas’ efforts on behalf of public school students and teachers.

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Allen ISD students gain valuable skills and experience through their Culinary Arts Program. Photo courtesy of Allen ISD

Growth of CTE Programs Provides Choices for Texas Students

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Vouchers Leave Texas Students Behind

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Valerie Torres-Solis, Paredes Middle School

Don’t Be Fooled. Vouchers Hurt All Texas Students.

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Establishing Middle Ground for Testing and Accountability in Texas

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Theresa Valls Trevino speaks at the Across the Lawn event about the Measure What Matters campaign

Time to Reduce High-Stakes Nature of STAAR is Now

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Ted Beard from the Longview ISD Board of Trustees speaks during the Across the Lawn: Funding Texas Public Schools event on September 29 at Raise Your Hand Texas.

Funding Texas Public Schools

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Advocacy Fellowship Empowers, Elevates Public School Principals

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2023 SXSW Edu panel picker vote

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The Texas Teacher Workforce Challenge

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Dala Henry and Claudia Ureño-Olivas serve as discussion panelists at the Measure What Matters Conference held at the Holdsworth Center.

Rethinking School Assessment and Accountability

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Community Based Assessment and Accountability Systems in Texas