REYNOSA, Tamaulipas - Secretary of Public Education, Esteban Moctezuma Barragán has announced Mexican students will return to classes on June 1, 2020.  The move was announced at President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s news conference this morning, at the same time...
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so very much for this wonderful honor. A special thank you to my wife, Peru, and my children, Joe Douglas, Samantha, and Joshua, who are nine, eight and seven,...
Every day—and I do mean every day—since January 1, I have felt a heaviness in the pit of my stomach. Every day, I know I am going to hear another story about what has befallen my fellow retired Texas public...
As Texas continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and the state is experiencing a troubling increase in new cases, it is critical that we support our students and educators who must cope with unprecedented challenges to the learning process. In...
PHARR, Texas - As many Rio Grande Valley schools move to reopen in the coming weeks, Vanguard Academy is being recognized for the great lengths they are going to ensure the safety of their students and staff amidst COVID-19. Narciso...
PHARR, Texas - Vanguard Academy has distributed over 1,000 Thanksgiving meals to residents in its catchment area. The charter school covers the communities of Pharr, San Juan, Alamo, Edinburg and McAllen.  On order to receive their turkeys, mashed potatoes and canned...
MISSION, Texas - Teach for America-Rio Grande Valley is hosting a webinar next Tuesday titled “Resilient RGV.” Moderated by UT-Rio Grande Valley Vice President Veronica Gonzales, the panelists will include Dr. Rodney H. Rodiguez, senior director of RGV Focus, Julian...
EDINBURG, Texas - If Rio Grande Valley parents cannot pay their light bill, how are their children going to be able to access the Internet to do the remote learning expected of them? This was one of the questions posed...
PHARR, Texas - PSJA’s Kelly-Pharr Elementary has been recognized as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Recipients of this prestigious honor are selected based on a school's high level of student achievement or...
MCALLEN, Texas - The president of Western Governors University - the largest non-profit, online university - is a national education expert on the digital divide. Scott Pulsipher recently participated in a Zoom conversation with The Rio Grande Guardian. He sounded...

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