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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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Participate in the Save Texas Schools Rally—February 23rd

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home rule bill

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

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Restore Critical Funding for Texas Public Schools

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Happy Holidays

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5 million reasons to restore $5.3 billion for Texas schools.

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5 million reasons for less testing and smarter accountability.

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5 million reasons Pre-K matters.

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5 million reasons vouchers won’t get the job done.

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5 million reasons to expand options for career/tech.

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5 million reasons to support effective charters, close failing ones.

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5 million reasons virtual schools don’t work.