PHARR, RGV - Vanguard Academy is celebrating the award of a $10.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the GEAR UP program. GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. It is a...
Parents play the most crucial role in a child’s education, as a district, La Joya ISD continues to have initiatives in place that include the influence and opinions of the guardians of our students.  The Superintendent’s Parent Roundtable (established over...
MCALLEN, RGV - South Texas College President Shirley A. Reed says dual credit is transforming the Rio Grande Valley.  Dual credit refers to students completing a single course to earn academic credits that are recognized by two or more institutions.  Reed...
MCALLEN, RGV - South Texas College leaders say they were honored to have U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta present as they signed on as an official apprenticeship sponsor with the federal agency. The signing ceremony took place at the...
MCALLEN, RGV - Education leaders in the Rio Grande Valley need to do more to help those in the community who are being left behind, says Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Superintendent Daniel P. King. “We need to look at who is...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - State Rep. Eddie Lucio III believes IDEA Public Schools has played a key role in improving educational outcomes in the Rio Grande Valley by providing competition to traditional public school districts. Nine Valley districts scored “A” grades,...
LAS MILPAS, RGV - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos this week recognized 349 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018 and two of them are based in Las Milpas. Carmen Anaya Elementary and Cesar Chavez Elementary are part of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - With so many students unable to access the Internet in their homes, Brownsville ISD Superintendent Esperanza Zendejas says she is determined to reduce the digital divide in her community. “One of the challenges Brownsville has is many...
MCALLEN, RGV - Jobs of the Future and how the Rio Grande Valley prepares students and the public generally for them is the focus of the 2018 Bi-National INNO Conference at South Texas College. The conference, now in its sixth...
ALAMO, RGV - Teachers from Vanguard Academy say they have come back from a summer training program at Rice University even more motivated to teach STEM courses well. Among the Vanguard teachers that participated in the week-long training camp were...

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