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ROLE MODELS AND REPRESENTATION IN THE CLASSROOM

An aspiring teacher recognizes there is a lack of diversity in the teaching profession today — and he is out to change that.

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

STORIES OF IMPACT: FROM BORED STUDENT TO SCHOOL LEADER

Pharen used to race through her classwork, sit in class bored, and struggle with her confidence. Now, her teachers describe her as a leader, advocate, writer, and poet. What changed?

Popular Story

“FOR MY PARENTS, THEY CAME WITH NOTHING AND GAVE ME EVERYTHING.”

A first-generation college student’s father misses his first day of work in 28 years to surprise her at graduation.

Scholar Spotlight

TEACHING FROM THE HEART

A family’s love fosters a future teacher’s gift of connecting with kids who need encouragement and support the most.

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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.