Raising Texas Teachers Initiative

The Carnegie Foundation has come together with the Raise Your Hand Texas (RYHT) Foundation for a three-year partnership with 11 educator preparation programs in Texas that aims to improve teacher education by strengthening the teacher-candidate pipeline and deepening the clinical experience component of teacher preparation. The Raising Texas Teachers initiative encourages teaching as a profession by granting scholarships to aspiring teachers, and seeks to improve teacher education by convening teacher preparation programs across the state to improve shared problems as a networked improvement community.

The Foundation will support NIC initiation, launch, and maintenance, as well as to provide individual capacity building opportunities for RYHT staff and partners. This partnership will launch two NICs focused on improving teacher preparation: One focused on improving the quality and coherence of clinical field experiences and the other focused on reducing teacher candidate attrition.

Partner/Participating Organizations

Raise Your Hand Texas