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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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Successful “Advocacy & Engagement” Luncheon in Lubbock

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Capitol Update 3/1: An Insider’s Guide to Key Legislative Issues in Texas Public Education Policy

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Texas School Choice: Raise Your Hand Texas Participates in Texas Tribune Symposium on Public Education

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Texas Charter Schools: Do We Just Want More Charter Schools, or Better Ones? (Part 1)

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Capitol Update 2/22: An Insider’s Guide to Key Legislative Issues in Texas Public Education Policy

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Capitol Update 2/18: An Insider’s Guide to Key Legislative Issues in Texas Public Education

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Capitol Update 2/8: An Insider’s Guide to Key Legislative Issues in Public Education

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The Time To Speak Up Is Now: Texas School Finance

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Capitol Update 2/1: An Insider’s Guide to Key Legislative Issues in Public Education

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Participate in the Save Texas Schools Rally—February 23rd

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Capitol Update 1/25: An Insider’s Guide to Key Legislative Issues in Public Education

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2013 Raise Your Hand Texas Legislative Agenda

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Oppose School Vouchers

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Support Stronger Accountability and Transparency for Virtual School Providers

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Reduce High-Stakes Testing

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Fund Pre-K and Reward High Quality Pre-K Programs

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Increase Career and Technical Course Options for Texas Students

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Support Effective Charters, Close Failing Ones