In 2022, Raise Your Hand Texas is building upon the momentum of our 10,000 Voices campaign and the success of our January 2022 Measure What Matters conference with our new Across the Lawn event series.
Monthly events will take place on the last Thursday of each month in the spring, before taking a break this summer. We will resume the series from September to November. All learning events will be held in person and some will be live-streamed. All event recordings will be available on-demand after each learning event.
Policy-makers, educators, and community members will be invited to discuss issues such as assessment and accountability, the teacher workforce, and how to create a stronger, more innovative school system. The events will bring together experts, researchers, policymakers, and communities. All of these conversations and interactions will culminate in a series of legislative recommendations for the 2023 legislative session. Join Us for our next installment:
The Texas Teacher Workforce Challenge
Texas’ teacher workforce, with over 368,000 teachers, plays one of the most important roles in our public education system. Effective teachers are central to student learning, emotional and physical well-being, and social development.
In order to study and ultimately help strengthen and improve how our state recruits, develops, and retains teachers, Raise Your Hand Texas commissioned the University of Houston College of Education to prepare a comprehensive longitudinal analysis of Texas’ teacher workforce.
This installment of our Across the Lawn event series will dive into this issue through a presentation with reflections from the field, by Dr. Catherine Horn, Moores Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Houston, followed by a moderated panel discussion.
Building upon our January 2022 Measure What Matters Conference, our Across the Lawn discussions bring together experts, researchers, policymakers, and communities. Together we ask questions and discuss important issues as we work to develop a system that effectively trains, recruits, and retains effective teachers in our public schools.