I hope you’ve found some time to rest and relax with your family this summer season. We are busy preparing for the upcoming school year, and the opening of 10 new schools, four in the Rio Grande Valley, and six...
MISSION, RGV - High school students in the Rio Grande Valley are performing better than the statewide average in many areas, including 8th grade girls’ math scores. Eugenio Longoria Saenz, deputy director of RGV Focus, announced some of the criteria...
McALLEN, RGV - Don’t blame McAllen ISD board members for a possible hefty bond issue to pay for new facilities, blame the state Legislature for abdicating its responsibility to public education. This is the view of McAllen attorney Gina Karam...
For weeks, state leaders’ statements about when to reopen schools and who has the authority to make that decision have been confusing to say the least.  Instead of providing clarity, state leaders have created confusion and tension between TEA, school...
WACO, Texas - Two of every three young people who graduated from high schools across the United States last year enrolled in a college or university, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Specifically, nearly...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Dr. Guy Bailey, president of UT-Rio Grande Valley, says he has never worked with a school district as smoothly as Harlingen CISD.  Bailey participated Tuesday in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new UTRGV Early College High School,...
Whether it was the adoption of universal schooling to produce a literate society during the industrial revolution, offering new agricultural science courses in 1890 to better equip students for shifting farming practices, or the proliferation of physics during the...
MCALLEN, RGV - FIRST RGV says it is going to have to limit the number of teams that can enter their robotics competitions - unless the non-profit receives more local sponsorship. The news comes as three FIRST teams from the...
MERCEDES, RGV – In a brief video interview, RGV FOCUS Executive Director Luzelma Canales discusses her group's 26-page 2016 annual report. RGV FOCUS measures 11 metrics and in 8 of them Valley students are outperforming the statewide average. The report...
MISSION, RGV - President Obama recently promoted what he called an incredible economic development opportunity – coding boot camps where students and workers can quickly learn the computer skills needed in the 21st Century. Obama dubbed his initiative TechHire and...

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