EDINBURG, TEXAS - The leaders of RGV Focus have given their views on the disappearance of Rio Grande Valley students from virtual classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some schools, such as Vanguard Academy, did not lose any students. Others in...
This past year has taught us that without true partnerships we really cannot move our work forward. So, on behalf of myself as chair of RGV Focus, I would like to welcome you to this event this morning.  Since the...
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) recently released results of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) for spring 2021. (See https://tea.texas.gov/sites/default/files/2021-staar-analysis-presentation.pdf for a summary.) The tests cover mathematics and reading for grades 3–8 as well as writing and...
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...
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...
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...
MCALLEN, Texas - When Maria Cortez, a senior at McAllen ISD, took her first STEM class she was shocked at what she saw.  “I am not going to lie, the first day I thought I was in the wrong class...
We are just so proud and elated to be here with you here this morning at Region One. What a beautiful facility. Am I correct? Beautiful. I am so pleased to welcome you all to the RGV Focus Annual Scorecard...
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...
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...

Latest Posts

Stay Connected

8,126FansLike
1,089FollowersFollow
7,929FollowersFollow
53SubscribersSubscribe