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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

This represents the first ever Raise Your Hand Texas annual report. Our investments in leadership development programs, research, and advocacy 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.


Raising Blended Learners Grant Winners

Five winning school districts will receive up to $500,000 in grant funding over three years and comprehensive implementation support to serve as proof points for the effective implementation of blended learning. Fifteen additional districts were selected as pilot sites and will receive implementation support without grant funding to promote the expansion of blended learning statewide.


Many public education leaders are innovating and reinventing their schools 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 lives of students across the state. These are some of those stories.