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Missed Milestones: Graduating High School During a Global Pandemic

In our third episode of Intersect Ed, we will hear from several members of the Class of 2020 in Houston about how school closures and emergency remote learning impacted their final semester of high school. School leaders and educators will also share the ways they tried to help these seniors navigate their final days of high school in the midst of a global pandemic.

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.