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...
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 - It is okay for parents in the Rio Grande Valley that do not come from a college-going culture to think about enhancing their own education, not just that of their children.    This is the view of...
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...
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...
PHARR, Texas - As the nation reflects on the year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic – marked by grim milestones and promising breakthroughs – many are looking forward to a return to normalcy.  Among them...
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...
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...
PHARR, Texas - Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD was among public school districts recognized by the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court for efforts to promote participation in the 2020 U.S. Census.  PSJA had the highest response rate overall at 59.01 percent, earning 1st place in the large school district category of Hidalgo County’s...
ROMA, Texas - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar has congratulated Roma High School's Mariachi Nuevo Santander on being selected to participate in the official Biden-Harris inauguration events. The ward-winning ensemble will feature in this evening’s Latino Inaugural 2021 on Telemundo and...

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