PHARR, Texas - The superintendent of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD, Jorge L. Arredondo, and the co-founder of IDEA Public Schools, Tom Torkelson were featured in a webinar hosted recently by the Rio Grande Valley Partnership.
WESLACO, Texas - IDEA Public Schools co-founder Tom Torkelson has resigned as the charter’s CEO and will be replaced by the other co-founder, JoAnn Gama. Al Lopez, IDEA’s board chair made the announcement in...
PHARR, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley Partnership kicks off a new series of webinars focused on education today. The series is called Education Initiatives. The first one starts at 10 a.m. and features...
LA JOYA, Texas - La Joya ISD is fitting more school buses with wifi so that students living in colonias and rural parts of the district can sit alongside the buses and do their homework.
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...
IDEA Public Schools plans to lobby Congress to make elimination of the digital divide a key part of the next stimulus bill. The nonprofit charter school operator has also started to send MiFi devices...
As our nation grapples with the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, school systems and higher education institutions are required to quickly adapt to online learning without knowing how long this will continue.  This change is a...
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS - State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. expressed his support of emergency measures proposed in the U.S. Senate that aim to mend the digital divide in rural and poor areas amidst school closures due to COVID-19.
HARLINGEN, Texas - Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell says his city now has its first general education university campus, thanks to a unique partnership between the local school district and UTRGV. Harlingen CISD and UT-Rio...
AUSTIN, Texas - State Sen. Judith Zaffirini is back on the Texas Senate’s two standing committees that deal with education. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick chose Zaffirini to replace state Sen. Kirk Watson on the...

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