83rd Legislative Session

    Shari Albright - 2020 Poll Press Conference

    Dr. Shari Albright: Texas Public Education Poll Is an Asset for All

    Dr. Shari Alrbight, President of the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation, gives her thoughts on the 2020: Texans Trust Teachers poll.

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    Our First-Of-Its-Kind Texas Poll

    Today marks the launch of a first-of-its-kind new initiative for the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation. With the release of our 2020: Texans Trust Teachers report, we are committing to an annual poll of Texans' attitudes toward public education.

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    New 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.

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    Voices on Teaching: Dr. Carly Gilson

    Sometimes teachers can see our potential before anyone else. For Dr. Carly Gilson, an assistant professor of special education at Texas A&M University, it was her fourth-grade teacher calling her “a writer” and giving her a journal that lit the spark.

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    Meet the Latest Charles Butt Scholars

    Now in its second year, the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers has over 200 recipients. Check out their bios to learn about their journeys!

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    Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation Hosting 40+ State Legislative Candidate Events Across the State

    The pre-March primary forums and town halls will focus exclusively on public education issues.

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    Dan Rather Speaks to a Class at Heights High School

    After 70 years, Dan Rather Returns to His Alma Mater, Heights High School in Houston, Texas.

    Dan Rather interviews this year’s valedictorian about one of his biggest passions public education. 

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    2020 Harvard Applications Are Now Open!

    Applications are now open for the 2020 Raise Your Hand Texas Harvard Leadership Program.

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    New Story: How one Aggie is shining her light on inclusion

    Since she was nine years old, Anna Fedewa has befriended and worked with students with disabilities.

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    Pamela Powell, professor at the University of Texas at Austin

    Voices on Teaching: Pamela Powell

    Confidence in the classroom is contagious. Pamela Powell, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the UteachProgram, explains why having a strong leader in the classroom is important.

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