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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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RAISE YOUR HAND TEXAS SPONSORING 123 SCHOOL LEADERS FOR HARVARD SUMMER INSTITUTES

Raise Your Hand Texas is sponsoring 123 school leaders for summer leadership programs at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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Statement on the 85th Legislative Session

Raise Your Hand Texas would like to thank legislators who worked to advance public education during the 85th Legislative Session.

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Statement On Filing Of SB3 (ESA & Tax Credit Scholarship Voucher)

SB 3 is a school voucher on steroids. It marries a taxpayer-funded government subsidy for private schools and vendors to a corporate tax break with little public oversight and no accountability for results.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Names New Leadership, Augments Policy, Research and Programs Staff

Raise Your Hand Texas, recently announced Alison Badgett as its executive director, following Dr. David Anthony’s retirement after five years at the helm. Badgett previously served(...)

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Raise Your Hand Texas Sponsoring 95 Principals from 65 Districts/Charters for Harvard Institutes

Raise Your Hand Texas, a nonprofit advocacy organization working to strengthen and improve public education, is sponsoring 95 principals from 61 school districts and four charter school organizations (...)

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Amanda Brownson Joins Raise Your Hand Texas as Senior Research & Policy Associate

Raise Your Hand Texas today announced that Amanda Brownson will join the organization on June 27 as senior research and policy associate. Ms. Brownson most recently served as director of (...)

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Five Winners Announced for $5 Million Raise Your Hand Texas Blended Learning Grant Initiative

Raise Your Hand Texas today announced the five school district winners selected as blended learning demonstration sites, each receiving up to $500,000 in grant funding (...)

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Ten School/District Grant Finalists Announced for $5 Million Raise Your Hand Texas Blended Learning Initiative

Raise Your Hand Texas today revealed the 10 finalist schools and districts – winnowed from 75 semifinalists – who remain under consideration for the $5 million Raising Blended Learners demonstration initiative.

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Raise Your Hand Texas Launches $2.5 Million Blended Learning Grant Initiative For Schools And Districts

Raise Your Hand Texas recently announced 75 semifinalist public schools and district applicants for its $2.5 million Raising Blended Learners grant initiative. Selected teams will attend two-day, expense-paid blended learning workshops in September and October 2015. The workshops will be led by Heather Staker, author of “Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools”, founder and president of Ready to Blend, and adjunct fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank and pioneer in blended learning.

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