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 order.

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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.

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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 this school funding legislation, which is critical for the 5.4 million students in Texas."

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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 for the Raising Blended Learners grant initiative. After a year-long competitive process — consisting of a written application, semi-finalist and finalist workshops, and a resulting business plan — up to 20 districts will be chosen to each receive up to $300,000 in grant funding and three years of comprehensive implementation support. Applications are due June 30 and up to 75 semi-finalist teams will be selected by August 1.

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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.

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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 session of school funding and teacher pay, a new Raise Your Hand Texas statewide poll finds Texans are aligned with those broad interests, and have strong opinions about the specific ways legislators should proceed.

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Statement on TEA’s Legislative Appropriations Request

According to the Texas Education Agency’s recent budget request, the state will realize an estimated windfall of $3.7 billion, primarily due to increased revenues from local property growth and higher school district recapture payments.

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Statement on Long-Range Steering Committee Recommendations

Raise Your Hand Texas applauds the tireless work of the members of the Long-Range Plan for Public Education Steering Committee and we support their recommendations. We share their goals for all students to have access and equity in opportunities to prepare for college, career, and beyond.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Names Bob Popinski Policy Director

Raise Your Hand Texas today announced that Bob Popinski, former associate at Moak Casey and Associates, will serve as policy director at Raise Your Hand.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation Names Dr. Tim Miller Superintendent in Residence

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation today announced that Tim Miller, Ed.D., former director of educator preparation and program accountability at the Texas Education Agency, will serve as superintendent in residence at Raise Your Hand.

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