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Raise Your Hand Texas guide participants of the Trustee Advocates Program through a mock committee hearing.

Trustee Advocates Program Provides In-Depth Training with Legislators

This month, Raise Your Hand Texas welcomed the inaugural cohort of its Trustee Advocates Program to the Texas Capitol for some hands-on advocacy training in preparation for the 88th Texas State Legislature. The Trustee...

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Advocacy Fellowship Empowers, Elevates Public School Principals

Eleven principals, alumni of the Charles Butt Foundation (formerly Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation) programs, will embark on a nine-month fellowship focused on growing community leaders and advocates on behalf of public schools in...

Natalia Ramback

An Educator’s Journey to Reclaim Her Roots

Natalia Gómez Ramback is the youngest of 10, raised by her grandparents in Papalote, Texas, a small community about 40 minutes north of Corpus Christi. From the time Natalia was four or five, she...

Please tell the Governor to HO-HO-HO-Hold Our Schools Harmless

Please tell the Governor to HO-HO-HO-Hold Our Schools Harmless Santa, Six years ago, we wrote to you to ask for high-quality, full-day pre-K across Texas for eligible kids. And you helped deliver on that...

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The 2020 Election Season is Finally Over — the Real Work Starts Now

Higher political engagement across Texas could bring changes during the next legislative session, but one thing remains intact: Strong support for public education. By Dr. Michelle Smith Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Raise...

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Fort Worth Parents Find Commonality When Supporting Public Schools

Regional Advocacy Director, Greater Fort Worth Raise Your Hand It’s been said that Fort Worth natives are a proud folk. Those who have grown up in the city “Where the West Begins” certainly don’t...

Scenes of Resilience from Texas School Reopenings

As Texas public schools reopen, educators are showing us what courage looks like. What compassion looks like. What innovation looks like. Join us in supporting Texas public schools as they have supported us. Get...

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Public Education Is Always on the Ballot

Public schools are at the center of our democracy. They are where how government works and the meaning of civic duty and responsibility are taught. Now that early voting has begun in Texas, there...

Minerall Wells Candidates Forum

Have you made your voting plan?

Raise Your Hand Texas resources can help you create your pro-public voting plan Public education is on the ballot every election season and this has never been more apparent than the upcoming November election....

Countdown to Being Counted

With just days until the 2020 Census deadline and a lot of other worries on their plates, school districts are scrambling to help get people counted By Max Rombado Policy Research Associate Raise Your...

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