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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.

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Rising to the Challenge

The current 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.

First-Of-Its-Kind Poll Reveals Texans Trust Teachers, and Have Concerns About School Testing and Funding

A new statewide poll on Texans’ attitudes toward public education found they appreciate teachers, but have concerns about testing and the lack of funding.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation Hosting 40+ State Legislative Candidate Events Across the State

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation is coordinating a series of nonpartisan For the Future...

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30 School District Finalists Selected for $6 Million in Grant Funding for Raising Blended Learners Initiative

AUSTIN, TX (December 19, 2019) – The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation today announced 30 finalist school districts for the second cohort of the...

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Smith: The high stakes of being a third grader

Rather than dwelling on unproven, unpopular funding approaches based on a possibly flawed high-stakes test, the state should fund programs that use tools to...

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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.

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2020: Texans Trust Teachers Front Cover of the Poll

2020: Texans Trust Teachers Media Kit

This kit contains a downloable report, photos and b-roll, a Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation and 2020: Texans Trust Teachers logo, PowerPoint, charts, and graphics.

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.

Petri Darby

VP of Marketing, Raising Your Hand Texas
pdarby@ryht.org
(512) 617-2137