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

OPPORTUNITY IN BROWNSVILLE ISD EMPOWERS STUDENTS TO OVERCOME THE ODDS

Brownsville ISD, the largest school district in the Rio Grande Valley, has the typical characteristics of a low-performing district. And yet, Brownsville does not fit the underperforming stereotype. How does BISD and its students consistently outperform expectations?

POPULAR STORY

HOMEGROWN PROFESSIONALS

An alliance forged between one public school district and its community provides high school students the opportunity to explore real-world work in high-demand fields.

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.