MCALLEN, Texas - Stakeholders from across Hidalgo County should collaborate to address the digital divide. This is the opinion of David C. Plummer, vice president of information services and planning at South Texas College.  Plummer gave an update on STC activities...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) has posted an article about a unique tech support program run by university graduates to help low-income and colonia families in the Rio Grande Valley. The graduates are part of...
EDINBURG, Texas - The outgoing executive director of Region One Education Service Center says the digital divide in the Rio Grande Valley should be considered a “major crisis.” Cornelio Gonzalez retires at the end of January, 2021. In an exclusive...
MCALLEN, Texas - RGV Focus, a collective impact initiative of Educate Texas, has unveiled its 2019 annual report and scorecard. As with the 2018 report, the title is “Contigo,” which is Spanish for “With You.” The scorecard tracks the key metrics...
LA JOYA, Texas – The summer camps put on by FIRST RGV to give students the chance to build robots would sometimes draw hundreds of attendees. One of the main features of our success over the past five years with...
On July 1, South Texas College sold a total of $41 million in Limited Ad Valorem Tax Refunding Bonds which saved the College and taxpayers more than $3.6 million in debt service providing a reduction in ad valorem taxes...
Editor's Note: In the op-ed posted below, Dr. Wynn Rosser, Ph.D., chair of the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium’s Leadership Committee and president and CEO of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, says Texas will not recover until its public schools...
PHARR, Texas - High school teachers everywhere would prefer to be teaching their students in the classroom but for now they are having to do the next best thing.  The coronavirus has led to distance learning, with the teachers and...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - The current rate of COVID-19 community spread in the Rio Grande Valley is more than 1,000 times greater than the day on which Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the statewide closure of schools on March 19. For this...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Cameron County school districts and elected officials are unified on when to reopen schools and how. They want to start with distancing learning and no in-person instruction. They also want decision-making authority on when to re-open schools...

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