EDINBURG, RGV - UT-Rio Grande Valley’s executive vice president for academic affairs, student success, and P-16 integration, testified before Congress on Thursday. For Dr. Patricia Alvarez McHatton it was a first. In an interview...
As I drive past the giant billboard in my hometown school district, I smile a little.  Many moons ago, this large traditional public ISD was the right choice for the birth of my teaching...
MCALLEN, RGV - The head of Western Governors University Texas says community colleges will have a key role to play if the state of Texas is to succeed with its ambitious 60x30TX higher education plan.
As a former teacher, I know just how much impact educators have in every child’s life.   Growing up, I loved school and always felt this sense of excitement to meet my teachers every...
MISSION, RGV - High school students in the Rio Grande Valley are performing better than the statewide average in many areas, including 8th grade girls’ math scores. Eugenio Longoria Saenz, deputy director of RGV...
HARLINGEN, RGV - UT-Rio Grande Valley is growing its footprint in Harlingen, said Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell in his State of the City address. Boswell made reference to UTRGV School of Medicine’s Institute of...
In Rep. Gina Hinojosa’s March 25th op-ed, she made numerous claims about public charter schools that are misleading at best and deceptive by omission of important context. For example, Rep. Hinojosa states that “by law”...
Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has transformed the lives of thousands of students by preparing them for success in college and life. For the past 12 years, 100 percent of our graduating seniors have been accepted to college, proving that...
PHARR, RGV - Barbara Gonzales, the new director of GEAR UP at Vanguard Academy, has explained to parents some of the activities being planned under the federally funded program. Vanguard has been awarded just over $1.5 million each year for...
SAN BENITO, RGV - To coincide with National Nutrition Month, IDEA Public Schools has introduced what it is called the Leafy Green Machine at its San Benito campus. IDEA leaders say LGM is an efficient and environmentally conscious way to...

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