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School leader selected for program
San Jacinto News- Times - June 2009

AUSTIN -- William Chapman of Coldspring Oakhurst High has been selected to participate in Raise Your Hand Texas. For the second year in a row, Raise Your Hand Texas is sending over 100 top public and charter school campus leaders to The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education to participate in one of five Summer Institutes. The Summer Institutes will expose participants to leading national and international experts in the fields of education and leadership. Participants can choose from one of five distinct learning tracks depending on their area of interest: Redesigning High Schools for Improved Instruction; Charter Schools; Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership; Leadership: An Evolving Vision; and the National Institute for Urban School Leaders. Each Institute lasts for approximately three to seven days beginning June 29 and ending July 24. Raise Your Hand Texas is covering all expenses including travel, hotel and a modest discretionary spending fund. “We recognize the impact that strong campus leadership can have on the quality of instruction being offered in our schools,” said former Lt. Governor Bill Ratliff, a spokesperson for Raise Your Hand Texas. The Institutes provide a unique opportunity for participants to work with renowned educators from across the country and to network with other campus leaders with similar interests and challenges.



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