A press release about an education advocacy group…

Statewide education advocacy group, Raise Your Hand Texas, launches a new look for educators, legislators, parents, and concerned citizens. Along with tightening it’s focus on supporting the more than 4.8 million students in the Texas public education system, Raise Your Hand Texas has extended into the online community with newly created website and interactive social media presence.

San Antonio, TX July 20, 2009 — Raise Your Hand Texas, whose focus is the 4.8 million students in the Texas public education system, seeks to increase awareness and participation within the business sector, amongst educators, parents, and concerned citizens, to see students reach the ultimate goal of graduation.

Raise Your Hand Texas believes firmly in a strong early education foundation for future success. Participating in high-quality pre-kindergarten increases high school graduation rates by as much as 44 percent. Staring at zero members in its inception in 2007, Raise Your Hand Texas is now 25,000 members strong and growing.

Kara Johnson, CEO and President of the Texas Early Childhood Education Coalition had this to say about the importance of early learning,

“The first 5 years of a child’s life are absolutely critical in terms of brain development. Literally developing a foundation for success in school and life for that child.”

She elaborated further by sharing how early childhood education can have a lasting impact,

“…children at this age learn through play and exposure to different things such as touch sound words feelings impressions. So, if engaged properly children will experience a dramatic increase in their vocabulary, they’ll be better able to regulate their emotions, develop confidence, as well as create positive relationships in early childhood and take that into adulthood”

Raise Your Hand Texas believes that every child deserves a quality education. We support high standards and expectations, along with securing the financial resources and tools to increase student performance.

Through online community interactions via newly launched social engagement platforms and an informative website, Raise Your Hand Texas looks to continue it’s mission to inform, educate, and create awareness for Texas public education.

About Raise Your Hand Texas:

Raise Your Hand Texas is a non-profit, bi-partisan advocacy organization made up of business and community leaders, taxpayers and concerned citizens, all with a single focus: supporting the more than 4.8 million students in the Texas public education system.


Elizabeth Lorenz, Web Marketing Raise Your Hand Texas 512-476-4178 http://www.raiseyourhandtexas.com

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