News Releases

Raise Your Hand Texas Statement on Federal Stimulus Funding

There is no need for legislation in the remaining days of the session to flow stimulus funds to our schools.

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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 to our schools is a historic moment for our state.

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RYHT statement on hold harmless extension

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Poll Finds Support for Public Education Jumped During the Pandemic

Texans’ support for public schools grew in 2020, even as educators scrambled to deal with the unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic, according to the second annual statewide poll on attitudes toward public education commissioned by the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Calls for Extension of Hold Harmless

Raise Your Hand Texas got in the Christmas spirit today with a letter to Santa calling on Texans to reach out to state leaders. The letter asks to “HO-HO-HO-HOld Our Schools Harmless” and avoid drastic cuts to public education.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation Announces Fall 2020 Legislative Candidate Events

Forums will focus on public education ahead of November election

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Raise Your Hand Texas Names Two New Regional Advocacy Directors

 New hires will serve the East Texas and the Greater San Antonio area

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Raise Your Hand Texas Names Charles Gaines Director of Government Relations

Gaines brings strong personal connections at the Texas Capitol and experience in government relations

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Business and Education Associations Call on State Leaders to Address Public Education Recovery

Texas is a state built on grit, resiliency, and optimism. In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, Texans are manifesting this spirit and determination in so many important ways, large and small. We are proud that public education in Texas—both educators and students—is at the vanguard of our state’s efforts to keep Texas strong and its future bright.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation Selects 62 School Leaders for Harvard Institutes

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation, a non-profit organization working to strengthen public education in Texas, has announced the 62 school leaders from across Texas selected as the 2020 cohort of educators the Foundation will be sponsoring to attend summer Institutes at the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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