The future of Texas
is in our public schools.

More than 90% of Texas kids are educated in a public school. All kids deserve a fair shot at success in school and in life. Strengthening public education takes all of us.

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Our Mission

Raise Your Hand Texas advances public education by igniting fiercely innovative leadership and advocacy for our state’s 5 million+ students.

We are unique among education organizations because of the investments we make spanning research, programs, and advocacy in pursuit of a high-quality public education for every single Texas student.

Improving public schools takes all of us. If you’re ready to get engaged, join us to help strengthen and improve public schools for all Texas students. Raise Your Hand is 100 percent privately funded, so we will never ask you for a donation.

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2015 Annual Report

Here it is. The first ever Raise Your Hand Texas® annual report. The programs, research, and advocacy efforts we invest in are designed to support and empower those working daily to reinvent public education for the 21st century. We do what we do for the more than 90 percent of all Texas students who are educated in public schools because we believe all kids deserve a level playing field made possible by a high-quality education. Please take a few minutes to check out our 2015 year in review. We won’t ask you for money, but our hope is you’ll add your name as a supporter.


Attention Alums!

We’re pleased to announce new Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath will be our keynote speaker for the 8th annual Raise Your Hand Texas “Campus to Community” Leadership Symposium. Morath has set his sights on rolling out the new A-F accountability system, better supporting educators, and optimizing the Texas Education Agency’s ability to help districts improve student achievement. Click here for symposium details, including a preliminary agenda.


For decades, the rhetoric about educators and public schools has not matched the reality, and the other side of the story has gone untold. Until now. Education leaders are innovating to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Community and business leaders are working to develop a strong future for Texas through our public schools. And public policy issues are impacting the work of schools and lives of students. These are some of those stories.