EDINBURG, Texas - If Rio Grande Valley parents cannot pay their light bill, how are their children going to be able to access the Internet to do the remote learning expected of them? This was one of the questions posed...
PHARR, Texas - Vanguard Academy has distributed over 1,000 Thanksgiving meals to residents in its catchment area. The charter school covers the communities of Pharr, San Juan, Alamo, Edinburg and McAllen.  On order to receive their turkeys, mashed potatoes and canned...
As Texas continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and the state is experiencing a troubling increase in new cases, it is critical that we support our students and educators who must cope with unprecedented challenges to the learning process. In...
MISSION, Texas - Teach for America-Rio Grande Valley is hosting a webinar next Tuesday titled “Resilient RGV.” Moderated by UT-Rio Grande Valley Vice President Veronica Gonzales, the panelists will include Dr. Rodney H. Rodiguez, senior director of RGV Focus, Julian...
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all so very much for this wonderful honor. A special thank you to my wife, Peru, and my children, Joe Douglas, Samantha, and Joshua, who are nine, eight and seven,...
PHARR, Texas - As many Rio Grande Valley schools move to reopen in the coming weeks, Vanguard Academy is being recognized for the great lengths they are going to ensure the safety of their students and staff amidst COVID-19. Narciso...
PHARR, Texas - PSJA’s Kelly-Pharr Elementary has been recognized as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Recipients of this prestigious honor are selected based on a school's high level of student achievement or...
MCALLEN, Texas - The president of Western Governors University - the largest non-profit, online university - is a national education expert on the digital divide. Scott Pulsipher recently participated in a Zoom conversation with The Rio Grande Guardian. He sounded...
Hello there, IDEA team and family. JoAnn Gama here, coming to you from IDEA Edinburg, the campus my 4th and 8th grader both attend. As schools across the country, including all of IDEA Public Schools campuses, proceed with re-opening plans...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Intercultural Development Research Association has issued a reminder to public schools that, by law, they must serve all children. The nonprofit points out that the education of undocumented students is guaranteed by the Plyler vs....

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