SPOTLIGHT STORY

PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE RISES FROM CONNECTION WITH COMMUNITY

School choice is not a catchphrase in Harlingen CISD. It’s not a marketing tactic. It is a strategy in pursuit of the public school district’s vision of creating a future ripe with opportunity for all students.

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

DEEP IN THE HEART OF THE VALLEY

“Students don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.” The educational family formed by Lyford CISD and its community has benefited students for generations.

POPULAR STORY

OVERCOMING THE ODDS: OPPORTUNITY IN BROWNSVILLE ISD EMPOWERS STUDENTS

More than 95 percent of Brownsville ISD students are economically disadvantaged and nearly a third are English Language Learners. How do the district and its students consistently outperform expectations?

COMMENTARY

THE TEXAS DEMOGRAPHIC REVOLUTION

Revolutionary demographic shifts showcase the need for social and policy responses across America, particularly Texas.

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.