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    Policy Paper: Test-Based Funding

    Keep School Funding Separate From High-Stakes Tests

    School finance policy that provides funding to K-12 students based on their performance on a high-stakes test has no basis in research. Funding any part of our school system based on student performance on a test, or “outcomes-based” funding, would create inequities and unintended funding consequences.

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      Decoding the results of this year’s NAEP scores

      Are this year’s NAEP scores as gloomy as people say or is there more to the story? Here are three takeaways from Raise Your Hand Texas.

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    • Raise Your Hand Texas Announces Launch of Statewide Public Education Advocacy Effort

      We are excited to announce the launch of a statewide pro-public education advocacy effort. Led by 13 regional advocacy directors, the new effort will contribute to Raise Your Hand’s overall mission of supporting public education in Texas by working to grow a pro-public education constituency across the state.

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      Capitol Update: October 7, 2019

      The Capitol Update provides you with expert insight and analysis on legislative issues impacting Texas public school students and educators. In this month’s edition, our policy experts report on the conversations they heard at the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival.

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      2019 Session Wrap-Up

      This past legislative session, we developed a list of priorities based on what our programs, objective research, and Texans said would improve public schools. We are happy to report it was a good session for the issues we believed would benefit Texas students and our state. Here’s a run-down of how our priorities fared during the session.

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      Capitol Update: August 7, 2019

      In this month’s Capitol Update, the Raise Your Hand Texas policy team reflects on their legislative checklist, discuss school finance expectations, and announce their plan for expanding pro-public education advocacy in Texas.

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    • 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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      Capitol Update: May 17, 2019

      In this month’s Capitol Update, you’ll find the latest information on this session’s school finance bill, a list of key dates of interest, and some highlights of the remarkable advocacy efforts of Texas students, teachers, and community representatives.

       

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      Capitol Update: April 30, 2019

      This month’s Capitol Update covers important dates as we approach the final month of the regular session, a review of the new substituted language in House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 4, and the work our Principal Advocacy Fellows are doing to champion public education.

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