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  Alejandro: RGV set to become major metro region like Houston, DFW
WESLACO, October 24 - The Rio Grande Valley will become a major metropolitan region like Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth in the next 15 years, predicts one of the area’s top educators.
  Rodríguez: More attention, funding, needed for bi-lingual education
EL PASO, October 15 - Education is the single-greatest key to strengthening our long-term economic future.
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    ESC Region 1: Loss of GEAR UP funding hurts
EDINBURG, September 30 - Region 1 Education Service Center leaders say they are very disappointed to learn they will not be getting federal funding to expand GEAR UP.
    Border lawmakers welcome school finance ruling
SAN BENITO, September 3 - Legislators representing the border region have welcomed a state district judge’s ruling that funding for public education in Texas is inadequate and inequitable.
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    Valley takes regional approach to preparing more students for college
WESLACO, August 26 - High school seniors who may be struggling academically to get a post-secondary education will now be able to take courses in English and Math to alleviate this that have been developed by university professors.
    Castañeda praises PSJA ahead of key adult basic education meeting
LAREDO, July 14 - On the eve of an important meeting about adult basic education, a border leader has heaped praise on the work of Dr. Daniel King and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD.
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  Alejandro: RGV set to become major metro region like Houston, DFW
WESLACO, October 24 - The Rio Grande Valley will become a major metropolitan region like Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth in the next 15 years, predicts one of the area’s top educators.
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  Rodríguez: More attention, funding, needed for bi-lingual education
EL PASO, October 15 - Education is the single-greatest key to strengthening our long-term economic future.
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  ESC Region 1: Loss of GEAR UP funding hurts
EDINBURG, September 30 - Region 1 Education Service Center leaders say they are very disappointed to learn they will not be getting federal funding to expand GEAR UP.
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  Border lawmakers welcome school finance ruling
SAN BENITO, September 3 - Legislators representing the border region have welcomed a state district judge’s ruling that funding for public education in Texas is inadequate and inequitable.
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  Valley takes regional approach to preparing more students for college
WESLACO, August 26 - High school seniors who may be struggling academically to get a post-secondary education will now be able to take courses in English and Math to alleviate this that have been developed by university professors.
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  Castañeda praises PSJA ahead of key adult basic education meeting
LAREDO, July 14 - On the eve of an important meeting about adult basic education, a border leader has heaped praise on the work of Dr. Daniel King and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD.
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  Putting test-rigging scandal behind them, EPISD seeks to emulate PSJA
SAN JUAN, May 30 - A few years ago two border school districts, El Paso ISD and PSJA ISD, did things very differently.
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  New database allows Valley communities to measure how residents are doing
McALLEN, May 22 - The Center for Public Policy Priorities held a workshop on Wednesday to highlight two new data tools that allow Rio Grande Valley communities to measure how well their residents are doing.
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  Noriega: Alamo Chamber of Commerce, get ready
ALAMO, May 5 - Alamo Chamber of Commerce needs to get ready for the visit of many VIPs.
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  Perryman: Staying in School
WACO, May 1 - Two of every three young people who graduated from high schools across the United States last year enrolled in a college or university, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
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  Valley hero Ruben Cortez to give keynote speech at MAS event
BROWNSVILLE, April 30 - An early leader for Rio Grande Valley Person of the Year will speak in Harlingen on Friday.
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  López: The SBOE -- A Texas Stonewall
SAN ANTONIO, April 27 - “The Anglo Americans who came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin were not in the true sense pioneers; they found not a wilderness but a society already in existence…”
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  Momentum growing for Mexican American Studies course in Texas high schools
EDINBURG, April 6 - A Texas State Board of Education member says his efforts to allow school districts to provide Mexican American Studies have been boosted by the White House’s focus on Hispanic war heroes.
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  Rodríguez, García: Past heroes, new future
AUSTIN, April 3 - If you've seen the recently released "Cesar Chavez" in the movies, you heard the iconic phrase, "We've seen the future and the future is ours." Cesar Chavez might as well have been talking about today's Texas Latinos.
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  Acevedo: The Only Outcome that Matters: College Completion
WACO, March 23 - Leaders in Texas public schools, colleges and universities, especially those in South Texas, don’t get it.
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  PSJA's success featured in new book
PHARR, March 9 - Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD has great raw material to work with in part because its immigrant and colonia students come from hardworking families hungry for success.
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  Davis gives her views on charter schools
WESLACO, December 18 - For a recent story on gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott’s visit to IDEA Public Schools in Weslaco, the Guardian and KMBH 88 FM sought the views of his possible opponent in the general election.
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  Nelsen: Valley could lose its college-ready culture
EDINBURG, March 4 - University of Texas-Pan American President Robert Nelsen says the Rio Grande Valley has, thankfully, now developed a college-ready culture.
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  Abbott: State of Texas can learn from IDEA Public Schools
WESLACO, December 17 - Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says Texas can be No. 1 in the nation for public education if it follows the best practices of institutions like IDEA Public Schools.
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  Doors open for parents who want more education
SAN JUAN, November 26 - Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD officials knew they were on to something big with their new adult education classes when some residents in Weslaco tried to sign up for courses using fictitious address in the PSJA area.
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  Carreon: An international lesson on the strength of local heritage
McALLEN, October 29 - As we sat around the table, deep in conversation with a group of educators from across Texas and Latin America, one of the teachers from Chile noted, “To help our students achieve everything we know they’re capable of, we must truly know them as an individual and a member of their community, meet them where they are, and start their journey to empowerment from that point.”
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  Education commissioner energized by Valley visit
PHARR, October 5 - Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams says he is returning to Austin with “more energy and passion” after seeing the improvements being made in school districts in the Rio Grande Valley.
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  López: Texas Latinos, Demographics, and the Politics of Change
AUSTIN, September 16 - Today’s reporting on public education has increasingly become a narrow overplay of what we already know.
   
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Last Updated: Friday, October 31, 2014 09:31

Alejandro: RGV set to become major metro region like Houston, DFW

Rodríguez: More attention, funding, needed for bi-lingual education

ESC Region 1: Loss of GEAR UP funding hurts

Border lawmakers welcome school finance ruling

Valley takes regional approach to preparing more students for college

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