In Rep. Gina Hinojosa’s March 25th op-ed, she made numerous claims about public charter schools that are misleading at best and deceptive by omission of important context. For example, Rep. Hinojosa states that “by law”...
Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has transformed the lives of thousands of students by preparing them for success in college and life. For the past 12 years, 100 percent of our graduating seniors have been accepted to college, proving that...
PHARR, RGV - Barbara Gonzales, the new director of GEAR UP at Vanguard Academy, has explained to parents some of the activities being planned under the federally funded program. Vanguard has been awarded just over $1.5 million each year for...
SAN BENITO, RGV - To coincide with National Nutrition Month, IDEA Public Schools has introduced what it is called the Leafy Green Machine at its San Benito campus. IDEA leaders say LGM is an efficient and environmentally conscious way to...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Harlingen CISD Superintendent Art Cavazos has boldly predicted that a unique partnership between his school district, UT-Rio Grande Valley and the City of Harlingen will “transform” the city and potentially become a state model. UTRGV President Guy...
It was during my freshman year of high school when I first realized that STEM was not the career pathway I wanted to pursue. While I understood the importance of a strong foundation in STEM fundamentals, my real passion was...
MCALLEN, RGV - While the Rio Grande Valley has made tremendous strides in improving educational attainment levels, there is still a lot of work to do. This was the message Teach For America CEO and Rio Grande Valley native Elisa...
MCALLEN, RGV – Honor Roll: Teach For America Homecoming Gala takes place at the Mcallen Convention Center on Friday, Feb. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. The gala will honor four legends from the Rio Grande Valley’s education arena - Shirley...
HARLINGEN, RGV - A top administrator for a public-private partnership of about 200 organizations in North Texas says the biggest predictor of success for a student is their level of poverty. Sagar Desai, chief operating officer of The Commit Partnership...
MISSION, RGV - Lorena Garcia, assistant superintendent for human resources and support services at Mission CISD, sparked a lively debate over the level of support state lawmakers are providing charter schools. Garcia brought up the subject of charters in a...

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