AUSTIN, Texas - Guy Bailey does not start working as president of UT-Rio Grande Valley until June 15 but he has already announced his transition team to help prepare for the morphing of UT-Pan American and UT-Brownsville into UTRGV. There...
McALLEN, RGV - 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. The workshop, co-sponsored by CPPP and...
EDINBURG, RGV - Some of UT-Rio Grande Valley’s loftier goals may take a little time to achieve – such as becoming a truly bilingual university. This is the view of Dr. Victor Alvarado, a professor in educational psychology at UT-Pan...
ALAMO, RGV - Alamo Chamber of Commerce needs to get ready for the visit of many VIPs. That is the advice of Rick Noriega, national president of AVANCE, a non-profit that has been providing education and support to hard-to-reach families...
WACO, Texas - 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). Specifically, nearly...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - An early leader for Rio Grande Valley Person of the Year will speak in Harlingen on Friday. To the delight of Valley school superintendents, Brownsville native Ruben Cortez, Jr., succeeded in persuading colleagues on the conservative-dominated State...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - “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…” These words were written by Historian John...
EDINBURG, RGV - 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. President Obama recently bestowed Medal of...
AUSTIN, Texas - 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...
WACO, Texas - Leaders in Texas public schools, colleges and universities, especially those in South Texas, don’t get it. The inordinate emphasis on student enrollment, as if that is the only thing that matters, is a prime example. This emphasis...

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