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 - 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...
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...
WESLACO, RGV - Outdated bilingual education models have been replaced at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD with dual language or dual immersion programs, attendees at RGV’s Equal Voice Network Mesa Comunitaria heard. The aim of the programs is to develop college ready...
PHARR, RGV - Dr. Narciso Garcia, superintendent of Vanguard Academy, has given credit to the school district’s teachers for the high marks received in the state’s new accountability rankings. The Texas Education Agency placed Vanguard among the top ten school...
EDINBURG, RGV - In the wake of positive accountability rankings for Rio Grande Valley school districts from the Texas Education Agency, PSJA ISD Superintendent Dr. Daniel P. King says things are only going to get better. Of the 38 school...

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