• Raise Your Hand Texas
5 episodes
Where the stories of Texas public education policy and practice meet.


The COVID-19 Crunch
2020 Sep 1515m 45s
In our fifth episode of Intersect Ed, we want to give you a landscape view of what school budgets look like for the upcoming school year and how the economic recession may impact school districts in the 2021 Texas Legislative session.
Leaning on Connection to Lead through Crisis
2020 Aug 2019m
In our fourth episode of Intersect Ed, we’re giving you the opportunity to be a fly on the wall for two fascinating group conversations as school leaders from across the state planned, prepared, and reimagined school for the 2020-21 school year.
Missed Milestones: Graduating High School During a Global Pandemic
2020 Jul 2916m 4s
In our third episode of Intersect Ed, we will hear from several members of the Class of 2020 in Houston about how school closures and emergency remote learning impacted their final semester of high school. School leaders and educators will also share the ways they tried to help these seniors navigate their final days of high school in the midst of a global pandemic.
Beyond the Classroom: How Teachers Are Coping and Connecting in the Age of COVID
2020 Jul 1516m 35s
In the second episode of Intersect Ed, hosted by Raise Your Hand’s Tessa Benavides, listeners hear from five teachers from across Texas. They share the challenges and successes they had dealing with a lack of access to reliable internet and technology, building an engaging virtual classroom, navigating student engagement through a crisis, and finding ways to meaningfully connect with parents and families.
Navigating a Pandemic: What's on Teachers' Minds?
2020 Jun 2514m 28s
This episode hosted by Raise Your Hand’s Victoria Wang, focuses on one key question: How has this been pandemic been affecting teachers’ mental health? Teachers have struggled to find a balance between their work and home life. They worry about their students and families. They ask themselves: Where are they? Why aren’t they responding? What are the scenes in every home?