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 candidate forums and town halls in the weeks leading up...

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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 Raising...

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Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation Awards 134 New Charles Butt Scholarships For Aspiring Teachers

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation announces the second cohort of those receiving the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers. More than 370 candidates submitted...

Statement on the Texas Legislature’s Passage of House Bill 3

Raise Your Hand Texas applauds the work of the 86th Texas Legislature in passing a comprehensive school finance bill without the threat of a court...

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 benchmark...

Statement on House Bill 3’s Passage in the Texas Senate

“Raise Your Hand Texas thanks the Senate for advancing House Bill 3 on Monday. We hope the members of the conference committee will continue improving...

Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation Launching Second Application for Blended Learning Initiative with $6 Million in Grant Support for 20 School Districts

Applications open May 1 for a year-long competitive process for up to 20 grants. The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation today opened the second application...

Statement on House Bill 3

Texas House Public Education Committee Chair Huberty on Tuesday, March 4, 2019 filed House Bill 3, to address school finance needs across the state.

New Raise Your Hand Texas Poll Reveals Texans’ Perceptions About Public Education

On the heels of a joint press conference in which Governor Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, and House Speaker Bonnen announced this will be the legislative...

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

In preparation for the 2019 legislative session, we spent time traveling the state from Amarillo to El Paso, Lufkin to Lubbock. We visited educators who...

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