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Make a Plan and Vote

More than half of Texans are registered to vote, but decisions that affect the 30 million residents are often made by a small portion of registered voters.  Voting is a powerful tool for electing...

What Makes a Session a “Special Session?”

Here’s What to Expect When Lawmakers Return in October 2023 The Texas Legislature typically convenes in odd-numbered years for 140 days, setting a two-year state budget and passing new laws impacting Texans’ lives and...

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An Educator’s Journey to Reclaim Her Roots

  ADVOCACY An Educator’s Journey to Reclaim Her Roots   January 27, 2022   In the midst of navigating storm Uri, a principal experienced a personal awakening that would change how she shows up...

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Reaching Students and Families Through a Shared Culture

VOICES FROM THE FIELD Reaching Students and Families Through a Shared Culture

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The Show Must Go On

INNOVATIO The Show Must Go On: Persisting in a Pandemic September 3, 2021 Three theatre teachers demonstrate an indomitable and innovative spirit in their approach to engaging and empowering students in COVID times. “Amazing”...

Amidst Great Challenges, They Continue to Change the World

⬅︎ Q&A Part I Amidst Great Challenges,They Continue to Change the World I have hope in America’s future. This year has been tumultuous for many students and families, yet they are resilient. Educators and...

Developing the Next Generation of Teachers and Leaders

  Developing the Next Generation of Teachers and Leaders *Educational leaders, like Dr. Ting-Ling Sha and Baohan Phi, represent the strength of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, as well as their importance...

Showing Us What Brave Looks Like

In a brand new job under unthinkable circumstances. New surprises every week. Trying to support students in ways they never expected. Yet, they “would not want to be in any other profession.” Texas teachers...

First Grade Lessons that Last a Lifetime

VOICES ON TEACHING First Grade Lessons that Last a lifetime   She taught him over 50 years ago. He’s paying that impact forward. *The following story and video were captured in 2019. When six-year-old...

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A Strong Texas Recovery Requires Strong Public Schools

https://player.vimeo.com/video/443401551?dnt=1&app_id=122963 In the midst of crisis, schools are the hearts and hands of our communities. Now, we must support schools as they have supported us. We must stand together with our public schools, in...

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