WESLACO, RGV - A transformation of the local community and ensuring all students complete college on time are not goals normally associated with school districts. However, nationally-acclaimed Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD has embarked on these two initiatives, as Superintendent Daniel P....
MISSION, RGV - Canada’s population is 35 million and in 2013-14 the country sent 28,304 of its students to study in the United States. Mexico’s population is 122 million and in 2013-14 it sent 14,779 students to study in...
EDINBURG, RGV - University of Texas-Pan American President Robert Nelsen says the Rio Grande Valley has, thankfully, now developed a college-ready culture. However, he said that culture is now under attack due to a new education law that passed during...
AUSTIN, September 16 - Today’s reporting on public education has increasingly become a narrow overplay of what we already know. Rather than solely recycling stories about the somber trends of Latinos, a question we all should be publicly engaged in...
EDINBURG, RGV - Tom Torkelson says if it were not for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, IDEA Public Schools would not be where it is today. Torkelson was in the audience to hear Duncan speak to students at UT-Rio...
Chapter 313 of the Texas tax code allows school districts to grant property tax relief for certain types of corporate locations and expansions. Under these agreements, schools can agree to forego taxes on a portion of the incremental value...
PHARR, RGV – The most popular career courses being taken by students in Texas public schools are cosmetology and floral design, a fact that has a State Board of Education member flummoxed. “If you look at the career and technology...
WESLACO, RGV - Dr. Daniel P. King has been a school superintendent for 16 years, the first eight at Hidalgo ISD and the second eight at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD. In the keynote speech at a recent Senate Hispanic Caucus workshop...
AUSTIN, Texas - If you've seen the recently released "Cesar Chavez" in the movies, you heard the iconic phrase, "We've seen the future and the future is ours." Cesar Chavez might as well have been talking about today's Texas...
EDINBURG, RGV - A Texas State Board of Education member says his efforts to allow school districts to provide Mexican American Studies have been boosted by the White House’s focus on Hispanic war heroes. President Obama recently bestowed Medal of...

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