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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.

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 Names Anne Lasseigne Tiedt Senior Director of Strategic Communications

Anne Lasseigne Tiedt, APR will serve as the organization’s senior director of strategic communications ...

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Raise Your Hand Texas Announces Trustee Advocates Program

New fellowship program to elevate Texas school boards, district superintendents’ expertise on state education policy ...

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Raise Your Hand Texas Statement on Federal Stimulus Funding

Today’s announcement that Texas will begin flowing $11.2 billion from the third round of federal stimulus education dollars...

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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.

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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.

Petri Darby

VP of Marketing, Raise Your Hand Texas
[email protected]
(512) 617-2137