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Media Kit Contents

This kit contains a news release, the Raising Texas Teachers scholarship program brochure, downloadable Raise Your Hand Texas and Raising Texas Teachers logos, a map showing the location of the university teacher preparation programs selected for the initiative, and downloadable b-roll video and photos reflective of the teaching profession.

$50 Million Scholarship Program to Elevate Teaching Profession

Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers will invest $50 million over 10 years to support students at 10 teacher preparation programs

The Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation announced the launch of Raising Texas Teachers, a program to provide $50 million over the next 10 years in scholarship funding for students committed to a career in teaching, and technical support for premier Texas teacher preparation programs. Over time, the scholarship program will grow to include 500 teaching fellows annually from 10 university teacher preparation programs, including:

Our Lady of the Lake University

Rice University

Southern Methodist University

Texas A&M University – Special Education Program

Texas Tech University

Trinity University

University of North Texas at Dallas

University of Houston

University of Texas Austin

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley—Student Teacher Educator Preparation: University Partnership

Downloadable Content

Need b-roll or photos of great teaching in action? Raise Your Hand Texas provides downloadable content for your use through our Press Kit portal.

All media outlets are free to download and publish the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation or Raising Texas Teachers logos.

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Raising Texas Teachers

For additional questions and requests, please contact Petri Darby, VP of Marketing, at pdarby@ryht.org or Joel Goudeau, Visual Design Strategist, at jgoudeau@ryht.org.

Raising Texas Teachers Scholarship Sites

This downloadable map highlights the 10 university teacher preparation programs across the state selected as Raising Texas Teachers sites. Each of these sites will receive scholarship funding, ongoing support for students committed to a career in teaching, and technical assistance to support high-quality teacher preparation in Texas.