SAN JUAN, RGV - Giving teachers and staff the opportunity to discuss radical changes to the operation of PSJA schools was democracy at work, says one of district’s trustees. The vote on the controversial EmpowerED proposal was 661 for and...
PHARR, RGV - Dr. Narciso Garcia, superintendent of Vanguard Academy Public Charter Schools, has been selected for the Summer 2018 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship. This summer’s intake has been limited to a network of 24 diverse and talented educators “who are...
WESLACO, RGV - The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council recognized students from PSJA Southwest Early College High School for designing a new logo and creating a marketing strategy for Valley Metro. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Regional Transportation Advisory...
PSJA ISD Superintendent Dr. Daniel King and the school board of trustees have given up hope of implementing their EmpowerEd plan - even in schools that voted in favor of it. In a letter to the schools that supported the...
PHARR, RGV - To improve the employibility of its students, PSJA ISD has held its first ever Train for Success Camp. The three-day program concluded with a jobs fair Friday with students interacting with 20 companies at the Pharr Research...
SAN JUAN, RGV - As expected, a majority of teachers in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD schools have voted against a plan that could have seen non-profits play a bigger role in running education operations. The vote for the EmpowerED proposal was...
WESLACO, RGV - A total of 100 DACA students in the RGV will receive full scholarships to IDEA-U as a part of Southern New Hampshire University’s initiative to educate 1,000 DACA students over the next five years. IDEA hosted an...
MCALLEN, RGV - Many McAllen parents are asking if their children can be transferred to Blanca E. Sanchez Elementary and the reason is the school’s English-Spanish dual-language program. Cynthia Rodriguez, principal at Sanchez, and Hiram Moya, a parent, shared their...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Rio Grande Valley education leaders are no longer going to let so-called experts from other parts of the state or country tell the region’s academic story. They say they do not need others to come in and...
HARLINGEN, RGV - A member of the RGV FOCUS leadership team predicts Rio Grande Valley students will catch up and surpass the statewide average in the two performance measures they region is weakest in. Narciso Garcia, superintendent of Vanguard Academy,...

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