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...
McALLEN, RGV - A top administrator at South Texas College has called on businesses in the Rio Grande Valley to start singing the praises of duel enrollment, to counteract negative comments about the program from higher education leaders in...
EDINBURG, RGV - When PSJA ISD Superintendent Daniel P. King helped announce a pilot project to get high school students qualified as nurses his mind went back to eye-catching remarks he made in Austin about Texas producing a perpetual...
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...
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...
PHARR, RGV - Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams says he is returning to Austin with “more energy and passion” after seeing the improvements being made in school districts in the Rio Grande Valley. On a visit to Thomas Jefferson T-Stem...
PHARR, RGV - While some state lawmakers want to scale back summer meals programs provided by school districts, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD is continuing with its service. PSJA Child Nutrition Director Imelda Palacios pointed out that through a partnership with the...
AUSTIN, Texas - State Sen. Judith Zaffirini is back on the Texas Senate’s two standing committees that deal with education. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick chose Zaffirini to replace state Sen. Kirk Watson on the Committee on Education and the Committee...
MISSION, RGV - Property-poor and property-rich school districts in Texas are in agreement: the State of Texas is abdicating its responsibility when it comes to funding public education. At a gathering of education and business leaders in both Harlingen and...
Students. Parents. Educators. Community members. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 30, for Futuro McAllen’s community presentation and panel discussion on synthetic drugs and our children. This event will be held at the Nikki Rowe High School auditorium in...

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