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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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HB 5 and Meeting Industry Needs in Texas

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HB 5 Brings K-12 & Higher Ed Partnerships

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Why House Bill 5 Matters to Parents

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House Bill 5 Empowers Students

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House Bill 5 and the Advocacy Experience

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Statement from Raise Your Hand Texas on TEA application for pre-k grant

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House Bill 5 On Campus

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Raise Your Hand Texas Responds to School Finance Ruling

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Setting Scholars Up for Success Starts the First Day of School

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2014 Texas Public School Accountability Ratings: It’s All in the Numbers (Or Is It?)

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Countdown to the 84th Texas Legislative Session, Part 3: How Your Personal Story Can Shape State Law

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Misconception Mondays, Part IV: Public Schools Can’t Adequately Prepare Our Best and Brightest Students

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Going Behind the Scenes of a School District – A Community and Business Member’s Perspective

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Misconception Mondays, Part III: Public Schools Are “One Size Fits All”

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Growing Instructional Leaders Into Campus CEOs

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From Houston to Harvard – a Principal’s Story

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Misconception Mondays, Part II: Texas Schools Have Enough Funds, But Don’t Spend Them Wisely

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Local Education Foundations Help Ease School Funding Shortages