Even before the pandemic, Texas schools faced daunting challenges. About 88% of students were economically disadvantaged. Two ethnic groups that comprised about two-thirds of enrollment (and rapidly growing) held less than 8% of the state's wealth. Many districts had...
PHARR, Texas - As the nation reflects on the year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic – marked by grim milestones and promising breakthroughs – many are looking forward to a return to normalcy.  Among them...
LAREDO, Texas - United ISD is doing so well that the Texas Education Agency has been down to see what is going on.  United, which covers much of Webb County, is now the largest school district in Region 1, with...
PHARR, Texas - The community partners of Vanguard Academy Charter School and its GEAR UP program have spoken about their pleasure in participating in the initiative. Among the partners are the Rio Grande Valley Literacy Center and NAFT Federal Credit...
PHARR, Texas - Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD was among public school districts recognized by the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court for efforts to promote participation in the 2020 U.S. Census.  PSJA had the highest response rate overall at 59.01 percent, earning 1st place in the large school district category of Hidalgo County’s...
ROMA, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has congratulated Roma High School's Mariachi Nuevo Santander on being selected to participate in the official Biden-Harris inauguration events. The ward-winning ensemble will feature in this evening’s Latino Inaugural 2021 on Telemundo and...
EDINBURG, Texas - Vanguard Academy has welcomed the Museum of South Texas History as its latest partner under the GEAR UP program.    Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a federal grant program administered by...
SAN JUAN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network has described a recent vote by the PSJA board of trustees on bilingual education as a “monumental win.” Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD was already recognized as a national leader in...
The recommendations in this letter are submitted on behalf of the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA), a national non-profit organization with the mission of achieving equal educational opportunity through strong public schools that prepare all students to access and...
LA JOYA, Texas - Once IDEA La Joya is open, every family within the Rio Grande Valley will live within 15 minutes of an IDEA Public Schools school. That is according to Jill Dominguez, regional superintendent of IDEA Rio Grande...

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