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...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - State Rep. Eddie Lucio III believes IDEA Public Schools has played a key role in improving educational outcomes in the Rio Grande Valley by providing competition to traditional public school districts. Nine Valley districts scored “A” grades,...
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...
PHARR, Texas - High school teachers everywhere would prefer to be teaching their students in the classroom but for now they are having to do the next best thing.  The coronavirus has led to distance learning, with the teachers and...
SAN JUAN, Texas - The Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network has described a recent vote by the PSJA board of trustees on bilingual education as a “monumental win.” Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD was already recognized as a national leader 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...
PHARR, Texas - Believing that no child in America should go without a nutritious meal every day, Vanguard Academy has been feeding the families of Pharr, San Juan, and Alamo throughout the COVID-19 crisis. From the day schools were closed...
EDINBURG, Texas - The outgoing executive director of Region One Education Service Center says the digital divide in the Rio Grande Valley should be considered a “major crisis.” Cornelio Gonzalez retires at the end of January, 2021. In an exclusive...
Almost 42 years to the day, my mother, who was a blue collar worker, and my dad, who was a blue collar worker, they drove my oldest brother to UT-Pan American in Edinburg. They did not have a dependable car...
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...

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