Across the Lawn Newsletter

Across the Lawn – March 10, 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...

Teachers visiting the Capitol, standing in the rotunda, celebrating advocacy.

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...

Dala Henry and Claudia Ureño-Olivas serve as discussion panelists at the Measure What Matters Conference held at the Holdsworth Center.

Rethinking School Assessment and Accountability

On January 18, 2022, Raise Your Hand Texas hosted our first-ever policy conference, the Measure What Matters: Assessment and Accountability Conference. The event was part of a statewide listening and engagement campaign created to...

First Grade Lessons that Last a Lifetime

VOICES ON TEACHING First Grade Lessons that Last a lifetime   She taught him over 50 years ago. He’s paying that impact forward. *The following story and video were captured in 2019. When six-year-old...

“For my parents, they came with nothing and gave me everything”

"For my parents, they came with nothing and gave me everything" This story is Part II of Raquel Perez’ journey from a migrant farmer to a future teacher. For more about Raquel and how...


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