Voices from the Field

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    Voices on Teaching: Shea Culpepper

    Shea Culpepper, a clinical director and professor of teacher education at the University of Houston, believes teachers have the awesome task of preparing students for a future that does not exist yet.

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    Voices on Teaching: Mark Henry

    "Good teachers live forever." Mark Henry, the superintendent of Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, is not in the classroom anymore; however, he still appreciates and recognizes a teacher's lasting impact.

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    El Paso, we stand by you

    We have worked closely with many educators and schools in El Paso, and our hearts break for this beautiful city.

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    Capitol Update: August 7, 2019

    In this month’s Capitol Update, the Raise Your Hand Texas policy team reflects on their legislative checklist, discuss school finance expectations, and announce their plan for expanding pro-public education advocacy in Texas.

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    Voices on Teaching: Khiandra Woods

    Khiandra Woods had a teacher that made an effort to create a family-like environment in her classroom: she built personal relationships with her students; she knew her students' families personally; and she even knew what her students like to do on the weekend. In this environment, Khiandra wanted to shine and meet her teacher's high expectations.

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    Voices on Teaching: Gilberto Lara

    Our “Voices on Teaching” series features diverse perspectives about the importance of the teaching profession and personal stories about teachers who helped give rise to the future. Dr. Gilberto Lara, an assistant professor in the Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies at the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, explains the importance of teachers seeing potential in all their students.

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    New story: From Bored Student to School Leader

    How one student found her voice and her purpose.

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    Why Blended Learning?

    Why Blended Learning? Check out these videos, featuring Texas educators and school leaders talking about the power of blended learning in their own words.

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    2019 Charles Butt Scholars Symposium Recap

    Our inaugural Charles Butt Scholars Symposium brought together students from 10 universities around Texas who have been selected to receive the Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers. The weekend at Lost Pines was filled with thought-provoking sessions, engaging conversations, team-building activities, and well-known speakers.

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    Statement on the Texas Legislature’s Passage of House Bill 3

    Raise Your Hand Texas applauds the work of the 86th Texas Legislature in passing a comprehensive school finance bill without the threat of a court order.

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