BROWNSVILLE, RGV - An early leader for Rio Grande Valley Person of the Year will speak in Harlingen on Friday. To the delight of Valley school superintendents, Brownsville native Ruben Cortez, Jr., succeeded in persuading colleagues on the conservative-dominated State...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - “The Anglo Americans who came to Texas with Stephen F. Austin were not in the true sense pioneers; they found not a wilderness but a society already in existence…” These words were written by Historian John...
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...
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...
WACO, Texas - Leaders in Texas public schools, colleges and universities, especially those in South Texas, don’t get it. The inordinate emphasis on student enrollment, as if that is the only thing that matters, is a prime example. This emphasis...
PHARR, RGV - Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD has great raw material to work with in part because its immigrant and colonia students come from hardworking families hungry for success. This is the view of PSJA Superintendent Daniel King, who has seen...
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...
WESLACO, December 18 - For a recent story on gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott’s visit to IDEA Public Schools in Weslaco, the Guardian and KMBH 88 FM sought the views of his possible opponent in the general election. However, we did...
WESLACO, RGV - Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says Texas can be No. 1 in the nation for public education if it follows the best practices of institutions like IDEA Public Schools. Abbott held a roundtable discussion on education at IDEA...
SAN JUAN, RGV - Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD officials knew they were on to something big with their new adult education classes when some residents in Weslaco tried to sign up for courses using fictitious address in the PSJA area. The...

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