Raise Your Hand Texas: Commitment to Fund Enrollment Growth Is First Step in the Right Direction

Raise Your Hand Texas released the following statement in response to announcements by Senate and House leaders that funding of enrollment growth has been included in the base budget for the appropriations bill (SB 1/HB 1) for the coming biennium.

Read More

Statement on Senator Patrick’s Plans for Education Legislation

Dr. David Anthony, CEO of Raise Your Hand Texas, had the following comments regarding the Press Conference held by Lt. Governor Dewhurst and Senator Patrick in Austin today: “Our public schools educate 5 million students. Texas families want real solutions that strengthen public schools for all of our students. Corporate tax breaks that rely on our tax dollars to subsidize private schools for the benefit of a few students do not meet this test. It’s a distraction and will slow progress on other needed reforms.”

Read More

2013 RYHT Leadership Program Applications Available

For the sixth year in a row, Raise Your Hand Texas will send over 50 top public and charter school campus leaders to The Principals’ Center, Harvard Graduate School of Education to participate in one of three Summer Institutes. The Summer Institutes will expose participants to leading national and international experts in the fields of education and leadership.

Read More

Raise Your Hand Texas Releases “Full-Time Virtual Schools In Texas: Good For Kids or Merely Good For Profit?”

Today, Raise Your Hand Texas, a non-profit education advocacy organization working to strengthen schools on behalf of Texas students and families, released a policy paper entitled, “Full-Time Virtual Schools in Texas: Good for Kids or Merely Good for Profit?”

Read More

Page 5 of 512345