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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.

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers Application Process Opens at 10 Universities

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation today announced applications are open for the Charles Butt Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers. The scholarships are part of the Raising Texas Teachers initiative, a program to provide $50 million over the next 10 years in scholarship funding for students committed to a career in teaching, and technical support for premier Texas teacher preparation programs.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation Announces Raising Family Partnerships Fellowship to Improve Student Achievement by Redesigning Family Engagement

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation today announced Raising Family Partnerships, a fellowship bringing together public school leadership teams from across Texas to transform their family engagement efforts and improve academic achievement. Research shows strong family, school, and community partnerships represent critical components of improving student outcomes.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation launches $50 million Raising Texas Teachers program to elevate teaching profession

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation today announced Raising Texas Teachers, a program for aspiring teachers that aims to invest $50 million over ten years in scholarship funding and other ongoing support for students committed to a career in teaching.

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Anthony: Tax-credit initiative is budgetary sleight of hand

Yet again, proponents of legislation creatively dubbed the “tax credit scholarship” (SB 4/HB 1043) continue the fancy footwork in attempts to persuade colleagues and taxpayers this proposal is not a school voucher. Given that the Texas Legislature has repeatedly and resoundingly rejected school vouchers, this gambit is not surprising.

A “school voucher” is any scheme by which the state, directly or indirectly, diverts money from its coffers, or that it would otherwise collect in taxes, to subsidize private schools.

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