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SPOTLIGHT STORY

“FOR MY PARENTS, THEY CAME WITH NOTHING AND GAVE ME EVERYTHING”

A first-generation college student’s father misses his first day of work in 28 years to surprise her at graduation.

 

Journey into the immersive stories of people, schools, and organizations across Texas that are reinventing public education for the future. We hope you will share these with others and encourage them to join Raise Your Hand Texas to help strengthen and improve public schools for all students.

FEATURE STORY

I AM PAREDES PRIDE

At Paredes Middle School every student is encouraged to see their own greatness and given a platform to be a leader.

POPULAR STORY

TEACHING FROM THE HEART

A family’s love fosters a future teacher’s gift of connecting with kids who need encouragement and support the most.

SCHOLAR SPOTLIGHT

RURAL ROOTS: THE MAKING OF A TEACHING LEGACY

How education, family, and football forged a future in teaching for a small town standout.

SHARE YOUR STORY

Did Raise Your Hand Texas sponsor you to attend The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education or the Rice University Education Entrepreneurship Program? Does your district offer school choice options or an innovative program that has had an impact on you, your child, or your community? We want to hear about it. Feel free to share your story and any related photos.