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Across the Lawn – July 7, 2023

Raise Your Hand Texas has a front-row seat to the Capitol. From our vantage point, public education policy issues have never been more important, and this is why we must make every session a...

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Classroom to Capitol: How Texas Teachers are Becoming Effective Advocates

“I have realized how powerful my voice actually is.” Leina Green is a high school math teacher from the small East Texas town of Henderson. She joined fellow teachers from the East Texas area...

Advocates at the Capitol

Hundreds of Public Education Advocates Under the Dome

Our 2023 Leadership Symposium brought together more than 275 dedicated school leaders from across Texas to Austin to connect, collaborate, and advocate for public education. The 15th Annual Symposium included alumni from Charles Butt...

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Teacher Voices at the Texas Capitol

State Capitol of Texas Starting on Monday, Feb. 6, and throughout each week of the 88th Legislative Session, Raise Your Hand Texas will welcome teachers from across the state as they visit Austin to...

Raise Your Hand Texas guide participants of the Trustee Advocates Program through a mock committee hearing.

Trustee Advocates Program Provides In-Depth Training with Legislators

This month, Raise Your Hand Texas welcomed the inaugural cohort of its Trustee Advocates Program to the Texas Capitol for some hands-on advocacy training in preparation for the 88th Texas State Legislature. The Trustee...

Natalia Ramback

An Educator’s Journey to Reclaim Her Roots

Natalia Gómez Ramback is the youngest of 10, raised by her grandparents in Papalote, Texas, a small community about 40 minutes north of Corpus Christi. From the time Natalia was four or five, she...

Natalia Ramback

An Educator’s Journey to Reclaim Her Roots

  ADVOCACY An Educator’s Journey to Reclaim Her Roots   January 27, 2022   In the midst of navigating storm Uri, a principal experienced a personal awakening that would change how she shows up...

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New Podcast Episode: Why We Need the State To Ho-Ho-Hold Schools Harmless This December

This school year, due to the pandemic, Texas public schools have seen steep enrollment declines. Thankfully, the state has stepped in, and rather than funding schools based on their average daily attendance numbers, they...

Please tell the Governor to HO-HO-HO-Hold Our Schools Harmless

Please tell the Governor to HO-HO-HO-Hold Our Schools Harmless Santa, Six years ago, we wrote to you to ask for high-quality, full-day pre-K across Texas for eligible kids. And you helped deliver on that...

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Public Education Is Always on the Ballot

Public schools are at the center of our democracy. They are where how government works and the meaning of civic duty and responsibility are taught. Now that early voting has begun in Texas, there...


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