BROWNSVILLE, Texas - The coronavirus has not subsided enough in Cameron County to allow in-person teaching in its public schools. This is the view of the county’s health authority, Dr. James Castillo. Castillo was asked by a reporter what it would...
For weeks, state leaders’ statements about when to reopen schools and who has the authority to make that decision have been confusing to say the least.  Instead of providing clarity, state leaders have created confusion and tension between TEA, school...
Editor's Note: In the op-ed posted below, Dr. Wynn Rosser, Ph.D., chair of the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium’s Leadership Committee and president and CEO of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, says Texas will not recover until its public schools...
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...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Cameron County school districts and elected officials are unified on when to reopen schools and how. They want to start with distancing learning and no in-person instruction. They also want decision-making authority on when to re-open schools...
Dear Commissioner Morath:  Thank you for all that you have done to support Texas public schools. The current health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a number of dilemmas for public schools. I am requesting your guidance and...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - The current rate of COVID-19 community spread in the Rio Grande Valley is more than 1,000 times greater than the day on which Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the statewide closure of schools on March 19. For this...
As a former educator, I join our Rio Grande Valley public school administrators and school teachers in asking Governor Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Morath to prioritize the welfare and best interest of everyone involved in the education of...
PHARR, Texas - After 20 years of operation, Vanguard Academy has received its first ever school bus. The arrival of an International model bus from Longhorn Bus Sales in Houston was made on Monday, June 29, with the charter school’s...
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...

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