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The COVID-19 Crunch

In our fifth episode of Intersect Ed, we want to give you a landscape view of what school budgets look like for the upcoming school year and how the economic recession may impact school districts in the 2021 Texas Legislative session.

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.

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Rising to the Challenge Stories

In times of uncertainty, stories can strengthen us. Stories can connect us. They inspire us. Let’s look back at Texas educators, school leaders, and students who have risen to challenges in their lives so we can do the same.

From Migrant Farmer to Future Teacher
I am Paredes Pride
Overcoming the Odds: Opportunity in Brownsville ISD Empowers Students
Feature Story

Restorative Practices Pave Path to Success for Unlikely Graduates

An alternative school of choice in Pearland ISD leads with restorative practices and a focus on mental health.

Popular Story

They Share the Same High School, and the American Dream

Seventy years after graduating from Heights High School in Houston, legendary television anchor Dan Rather talks about public education with the current valedictorian of his alma mater.

Leadership Story

Lessons from a Leader’s Journey

A turnaround principal returns to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Houston to lift up the community that raised her.