SAN JUAN, RGV - As expected, a majority of teachers in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD schools have voted against a plan that could have seen non-profits play a bigger role in running education operations. The vote for the EmpowerED proposal was...
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...
MCALLEN, RGV - Many McAllen parents are asking if their children can be transferred to Blanca E. Sanchez Elementary and the reason is the school’s English-Spanish dual-language program. Cynthia Rodriguez, principal at Sanchez, and Hiram Moya, a parent, shared their...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Rio Grande Valley education leaders are no longer going to let so-called experts from other parts of the state or country tell the region’s academic story. They say they do not need others to come in and...
HARLINGEN, RGV - A member of the RGV FOCUS leadership team predicts Rio Grande Valley students will catch up and surpass the statewide average in the two performance measures they region is weakest in. Narciso Garcia, superintendent of Vanguard Academy,...
MCALLEN, RGV – McAllen ISD is to merge two middle schools, De Leon and Lincoln, and move its Achieve Early College High School from South Texas College to the Lincoln campus, says the board of trustees’ president. Tony Forina said...
EDINBURG, RGV - In RGV FOCUS’ fourth annual report, findings show the Rio Grande Valley meets or exceeds the state of Texas average in nine out of 11 categories. RGV FOCUS launched in 2012 as a collective impact initiative incorporating...
Today was not a victory, but a slap in the face. While I appreciate the steps that the Board of Education has taken to approve ethnic-specific courses of study, it did not come without its insults. Today, 9 of my 14...
PHARR, RGV - Workforce Solutions Lower Rio Grande Valley teamed up with various organizations to provide a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) camp for elementary and middle school-aged children. About 450 kids from local Texas Rising Star-accredited childcare...
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...

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