As part of our commitment to offer our scholars a rigorous, world-class education, five IDEA campuses offer a two-year International Baccalaureate program designed to prepare students in college and beyond.  The IB World Schools at IDEA include Donna, Frontier, McAllen,...
Almost 42 years to the day, my mother, who was a blue collar worker, and my dad, who was a blue collar worker, they drove my oldest brother to UT-Pan American in Edinburg. They did not have a dependable car...
PHARR, Texas - High school teachers everywhere would prefer to be teaching their students in the classroom but for now they are having to do the next best thing.  The coronavirus has led to distance learning, with the teachers and...
HARLINGEN, Texas - Dr. Guy Bailey, president of UT-Rio Grande Valley, says he has never worked with a school district as smoothly as Harlingen CISD.  Bailey participated Tuesday in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new UTRGV Early College High School,...
As of today, all IDEA regions have started school. So, I would be remiss to not say thank you to our teachers who are balancing remote instruction and family at home. The majority of our schools have students participating remotely...
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...

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