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Statement on the Texas Legislature’s Passage of House Bill 3

Raise Your Hand Texas applauds the work of the 86th Texas Legislature in passing a comprehensive school finance bill without the threat of a court order. The $11.6 billion plan includes funding for full-day...

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Five Classrooms Show Us the Best of #ThisIsTexasPreK

Expanding pre-K through legislation and funding is at the top of many policy agendas at the Capitol these days, including ours! But pre-K can't be understood and appreciated from research and statistics alone. You...

Power of Pre-K Case Study: Cleburne ISD

Dr. Chris Jackson Executive Director of Research, Data, and Accountability Cleburne Independent School District  Proving the Case for Full-Day Pre-K Like many school districts across the state, Cleburne ISD participated in the full-day High...

Power of Pre-K Case Study: Mansfield ISD

Kristi Cobb Director of Early Literacy Mansfield Independent School District District Combines Hands-on Exploration and Research-based Practices for Early Learning Success Mansfield ISD’s Vision 2020 begins with the guiding statement that all students will...

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Texas Pre-K Teachers Engage in a Social Sharing Campaign

This past spring, hundreds of pre-K teachers across the state used #ThisIsTexasPreK to share videos and photos of all the amazing things going on in their classrooms. We compiled some of our favorites and...

The Power of Pre-K with Amber Scanlan, PNC Bank

It’s not just students, parents, and educators who recognize the power of high-quality pre-kindergarten, both to building the foundation for learning and for leveling the playing field among student groups for kindergarten readiness. Our...

Video: The Power of Pre-K Day

Thank you to our partnering organizations, legislators, and Texas pre-K classrooms for making our Power of Pre-K day at the Capitol such a success! Check out our recap video to see all the action...

First #ThisIsTexasPreK Winner

As part of our #PowerOfPreK day at the Capitol on March 25, we created the #ThisIsTexasPreK hashtag for Twitter and Facebook. We believe it is crucial to remind legislators who they are voting for when they...

The Power of Pre-K with Wendy Detenbeck

Business leaders, economic experts, and educators recognize the power of high-quality pre-K, both to building the foundation for learning and for leveling the playing field among student groups for kindergarten readiness. Our new video...

The Power of Pre-K with Elaine Mendoza

It’s not just students, parents, and educators who recognize the power of high-quality pre-kindergarten, both to building the foundation for learning and for leveling the playing field among student groups for kindergarten readiness. Our...

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