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...
LA JOYA, Texas - Once IDEA La Joya is open, every family within the Rio Grande Valley will live within 15 minutes of an IDEA Public Schools school. That is according to Jill Dominguez, regional superintendent of IDEA Rio Grande...
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,...
Every day—and I do mean every day—since January 1, I have felt a heaviness in the pit of my stomach. Every day, I know I am going to hear another story about what has befallen my fellow retired Texas public...
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...
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...
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 - 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...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - The leaders of RGV Focus have given their views on the disappearance of Rio Grande Valley students from virtual classes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some schools, such as Vanguard Academy, did not lose any students. Others in...

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