SAN ANTONIO, Texas - “The Anglo Americans who came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin were not in the true sense pioneers; they found not a wilderness but a society already in existence…” These words were written by Historian John...
WESLACO, RGV - All of IDEA’s eligible high schools have been ranked among the most challenging high schools in the nation by The Washington Post. Indeed, five IDEA high schools were ranked in the Top 10 on the 2017 Most...
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...
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 - In the wake of positive accountability rankings for Rio Grande Valley school districts from the Texas Education Agency, PSJA ISD Superintendent Dr. Daniel P. King says things are only going to get better. Of the 38 school...
SAN JUAN, RGV - A top official at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD will join President Barack Obama this morning at a special ceremony at the South Lawn of the White House to welcome world dignitaries. Olivia Benford is PSJA's Parent Engagement...
ELSA, RGV - When 36,000 students stepped foot into their campuses in the Rio Grande Valley, Austin and San Antonio last week, IDEA Public Schools became the largest charter school group in the nation. So reported Tom Torkelson, co-founder and...
EDINBURG, RGV - When PSJA ISD and South Texas College secured official approval for a pilot program that would allow high school students to earn an Associate's Degree in Nursing, it received national attention. Schools from as far afield as...
EDINBURG, RGV - After sharing a roundtable discussion with him at HESTEC 2015, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave a big shout out to Daniel P. King, superintendent of PSJA ISD. “I am just a huge fan of Dr....
As our local and state communities are responding to COVID-19 and this unprecedented moment, we are seeing the Teach For America Rio Grande Valley network step up for students and schools in ways that reflect the true character of...

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