PHARR, RGV - The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) last week in an effort to encourage entrepreneurship among the student body and solidify their previous partnerships. Stephanie L....
MCALLEN, RGV - In the light of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Florida, McAllen ISD Superintendent J.A. Gonzalez has called a town hall meeting. In an open letter to McAllen ISD staff, students and...
Every day—and I do mean every day—since January 1, I have felt a heaviness in the pit of my stomach. Every day, I know I am going to hear another story about what has befallen my fellow retired Texas public...
PHARR, RGV - The labor representative on the Texas Workforce Commission, Julian Alvarez, attended a FIRST RGV robotics competition at PSJA North on Saturday and announced his support for the non-profit group. FIRST, which stands for Inspiration and Recognition of...
ALTON, RGV - The former dean of engineering at UT-Pan American has given his blessing to FIRST RGV’s robotics program. Miguel Gonzalez served as a judge at an event at Alton Memorial, Jr., High School on Saturday. The work requirement...
Customer service. It isn’t just for businesses anymore. One of our points of focus in McAllen ISD this year has been on improving our customer service. If you look at our system, we are one of the biggest businesses in town....
Walk into my classroom at PSJA Southwest on a given day and you will see my students tackling difficult problems, solving puzzles, and learning how to formalize their learning into a code that a computer can read. Computer Science does...
MCALLEN, RGV - Diana A. Peña, coordinator for career technical education at McAllen ISD spoke for many at a recent FIRST-RGV robotics tournament when she said the non-profit is not just about building robots. “One of the most important things...
MCALLEN, RGV - Jason Arms, president and CEO of FIRST-RGV, gave the Rio Grande Guardian an in-depth interview about the non-profit he leads. He first pointed out just how big the FIRST footprint is. “FIRST is in 88 countries around...
MCALLEN, RGV – Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD has given itself a goal of having 90 percent of its graduating students leave high school with at least a semester’s worth of college credit hours. At the moment, it is graduating half its...

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