The Single Best Thing We Can do to Prevent a Generational Education Crisis

The pandemic amplified disparities across the state — and can inspire long-term policy changes to finally achieve educational equity. Cody Huie Vice President of Programs Raise Your Hand Texas Our state leaders have spoken...

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Pre-K: The Essential Pandemic Response

There’s a New Reason to Preserve Early Childhood Investments  By Dr. Michelle Smit Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Raise Your Hand Texas There was no shortage of media coverage when the Texas Legislature...

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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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Smith: Texas Public Schools Need Our Help

By Dr. Michelle Smith Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Raise Your Hand Texas Friday night football games, choir concerts, one-act plays, and halftime marching band performances... Meals for hungry kids, counseling, childcare, and...

Smith: The high stakes of being a third grader

Texas Tribune - May 13, 2019 Dear School District A: Your third-grade students performed well on the STAAR test. Here’s more money.   Dear School District B: Your third-grade students struggled on STAAR. You...

Smith: There was a wave, and it was pro-public education

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Texas Tribune - November 8, 2018 The election results were clear: the wave that mattered was a bipartisan, pro-public education wave. So now that the 2018 midterm elections are over, it’s time...


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