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New Podcast

Overcoming Obstacles: How Teachers Coped and Connected through COVID-19

We recently released a new podcast series, Intersect Ed, where the stories of Texas public education policy and practice meet. In our second episode, we are digging even deeper into teachers’ work during the COVID-19 pandemic this past spring. Hear from five Texas teachers about the barriers they faced and the ways they overcame them to find connections with their 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.

Featured Playlist

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.