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Welcome to the Raise Your Hand Texas blog, featuring news about our leadership programs and advocacy efforts, important and timely updates, and opportunities for you to join us in strengthening and improving public education in Texas. Feel free to sort the posts below by checking the category boxes in the left menu, then clicking “Filter.” For more immersive storytelling about public education leaders and issues, check out our Stories section.

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The Power of Data in Blended Classrooms

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Mindset and Behavior Shift: Seeing is Believing

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Despite Hurricane Devastation, Public School Leaders Rally Ahead of the Start of School

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Help, Hope, and Healing

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Homegrown Professionals

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Superintendent Asks: Are We Okay With Being Okay?

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New Story: Poverty Does Not Define Destiny

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New Story: The Art of Bridging Communication Gaps

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Early Success with Blended Learning: From One-Size-Fits-All to Student Agency and Personalization

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Visionary Educators Complete Summer of Study at Harvard

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Rights for Students with Special Needs at Risk with Vouchers

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Special Needs Vouchers Don’t Measure Up

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THE DANGERS OF SPECIAL NEEDS VOUCHERS

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In Their Own Words: Jay’s Journey to Harvard

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Texas School Leaders Experience Spirited, Comprehensive Instruction at Harvard

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Harvard-Bound Principal Uses Playing Cards to Prepare Students for Life

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Major Changes in a Blended Classroom

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Dr. Chris Lubienski on How vouchers hurt Texas’ most vulnerable kids