Resources for Staying InformedRaise Your Hand Texas
Raise Your Hand Texas advances public education by igniting fiercely innovative leadership and advocacy for our state’s 5 million+ students. Raise Your Hand Texas is a non-profit education advocacy organization working to strengthen public education in Texas. It trains public school leaders to lead transformational change at the campus level, and advocate for public policies that make public schools better for all Texas students.Go to www.raiseyourhandtexas.org and click the JOIN TODAY tab to subscribe to their blog.
Texans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment
TAMSA is a statewide, grassroots organization comprised of parents and other community members concerned with the overemphasis on high stakes STAAR tests and the misallocation of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to the tests that should be going to the classroom. Our mission is to improve public education in Texas through the use of meaningful and effective student assessments that allow for more productive classroom instruction and more efficient use of public funds.Join an email list at www.tamsatx.org
The Texas Tribune is a nonprofit journalism with an all-digital platform. Headquartered in downtown Austin, it is devoted to increasing knowledge and participation in state government and public policy. It aims to promote civic engagement through original, explanatory journalism and public events. Its website and content in various delivery platforms serves as an alternative news source for Texas, with a goal of supplementing mainstream media sources.
Teach The VoteA project of the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE), the site goes beyond providing information on candidates. Texans can research the education stances of Texas Legislators. Includes a Legislative news blog. Get solid information fro Texas' preeminent educators' association, sign up for Legislative updates and stay informed.Visit www.teachthevote.orgThe Fast Growth School Coalition is a collective voice that educates and advocates for investment in the state's fastest growing school districts to deliver the high-quality education Texas students and taxpayers deserve. The Coalition is using a new legislative management and communications system called Voter Voice to track bills, send out alerts, calls to action, and more.