About Us

The future of Texas is in our public schools.

Raise Your Hand Texas supports public policy solutions that invest in our students, encourage innovation and autonomy, and improve college and workforce readiness.
The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation develops and strengthens school leaders and teachers, engages families in the educational experience, and advances classroom learning with innovative instructional practices to benefit all students.

Latest Posts

Rising to the Challenge

The COVID-19 global health crisis toppled economic markets, forced Texans to shelter in place, and closed schools across the state. But it did nothing to diminish the determination of Texas educators to meet the needs of all students.

Raise Your Hand Texas Recommends Reforms of State’s STAAR Test and Public Education Accountability System

Today, Raise Your Hand Texas released A Report from the Measure What Matters Assessment & Accountability Council, an extensive...

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Principals Grow as Community Leaders, Advocate for Texas Public Schools

Raise Your Hand Texas today announced a new cohort of leaders in their Principals Advocacy Fellowship. Eleven principals, all alumni of the...

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Education is Always on the Ballot

With the November election less than two months away and the Texas Legislature gaveling into session in January 2023, Raise Your Hand Texas releases...

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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.

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Media Kit

Here, journalists and bloggers can find general background on Raise Your Hand Texas, video playlists related to our leadership programs and issue campaigns, and downloadable high-resolution images.

Expert List

A Strong Texas Recovery Takes All Three (Stool Day 2021)

This kit contains downloadable photos and b-roll, a link to the press release, and an in the news section.

Raising Texas Teachers Launch Media Kit

This kit contains a news release, the Raising Texas Teachers scholarship program brochure, downloadable Raise Your Hand Texas and Raising Texas Teachers logos, a map showing the location of the university teacher preparation programs selected for the initiative, and downloadable b-roll video and photos reflective of the teaching profession.

Anne Lasseigne Tiedt, APR

Senior Director of Strategic Communications
[email protected] (512) 617-2122