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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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Vote Early!

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National School Counseling Week: A Public School Counselor’s Story

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HB 5 Implementation Formalized with State Board of Education Vote

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National School Counseling Week: A Principal’s Perspective on the Role of a Counselor

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2014 Primary Election is Too Important to Miss

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A Catalyst for Change

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Article Highlights Transparency Concerns for Charter and Virtual Education Providers in Texas

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Leadership Program Alumni Reconnect in Dallas & Fort Worth

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Outdoor Adventure Fine Tunes Leadership Skills

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The Importance of Nonprofit Advocacy to Protect, Support, and Improve Public Education in Texas

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Stakes High for Texas Students

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Texas Conference on Civic Life Puts Spotlight on State’s Civic Health

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Harvard Leadership Program Opening Doors For Collaboration and Personal Growth

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Educators’ Voices Need To Be Heard in Policy Debates

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The Raise Your Hand Texas Leadership Symposium: Creating a Growth Mindset

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Raise Your Hand Texas Increases Support for Student Achievement in Partnership with Lubbock Independent School District

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Local Education Leaders’ Spirits Not Dampened by Rainy Weather

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Business and Educators Figuring Out How to Strengthen Partnerships Following Passage of HB5