MCALLEN, Texas - When Maria Cortez, a senior at McAllen ISD, took her first STEM class she was shocked at what she saw.  “I am not going to lie, the first day I thought I was in the wrong class...
Hello there, IDEA team and family. JoAnn Gama here, coming to you from IDEA Edinburg, the campus my 4th and 8th grader both attend. As schools across the country, including all of IDEA Public Schools campuses, proceed with re-opening plans...
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...
This past year has taught us that without true partnerships we really cannot move our work forward. So, on behalf of myself as chair of RGV Focus, I would like to welcome you to this event this morning.  Since the...
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...
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,...
EDINBURG, Texas - It is okay for parents in the Rio Grande Valley that do not come from a college-going culture to think about enhancing their own education, not just that of their children.    This is the view of...
We are just so proud and elated to be here with you here this morning at Region One. What a beautiful facility. Am I correct? Beautiful. I am so pleased to welcome you all to the RGV Focus Annual Scorecard...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Intercultural Development Research Association has issued a reminder to public schools that, by law, they must serve all children. The nonprofit points out that the education of undocumented students is guaranteed by the Plyler vs....
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) has posted an article about a unique tech support program run by university graduates to help low-income and colonia families in the Rio Grande Valley. The graduates are part of...

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