BROWNSVILLE, RGV - In a roundtable discussion hosted by Greg Abbott at the Brownsville Economic Development Corporation offices on Tuesday, state Rep. Rep. René Oliveira said he would like to know the Governor-elect’s thoughts on public school finance. Abbott kept...
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...
SAN JUAN, RGV - A few years ago two border school districts, El Paso ISD and PSJA ISD, did things very differently. At El Paso, truant officers told selected students to stay at home so that they did not drag...
McALLEN, RGV - McAllen Mayor Jim Darling has come out firmly in support of McAllen ISD’s proposed $297 million bond package, which voters will decide upon in this coming Saturday’s referendum. Darling makes the case for the bond issue in...
LAREDO, Texas - On the eve of an important meeting about adult basic education, a border leader has heaped praise on the work of Dr. Daniel King and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD. Blas Castañeda, chair of the Texas Border Coalition’s workforce...
SAN JUAN, RGV - Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Superintendent Daniel P. King has been included in the roll out of a federal guidance document that reminds states and school districts of their obligations towards English learner students. The document, issued jointly...
SAN BENITO, RGV - Legislators representing the border region have welcomed a state district judge’s ruling that funding for public education in Texas is inadequate and inequitable. The legislators want funding cuts fully restored and a more equitable system introduced....
McALLEN, RGV - Daniel P. King, superintendent of PSJA ISD, says having colonia community groups in RGV Focus keeps its education project honest. The RGV Equal Voice Network, which represents many colonia groups, including La Unión del Pueblo Entero and...
WESLACO, RGV - High school seniors who may be struggling academically to get a post-secondary education will now be able to take courses in English and Math to alleviate this that have been developed by university professors. Success with this...
WACO, Texas - Two of every three young people who graduated from high schools across the United States last year enrolled in a college or university, according to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Specifically, nearly...

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