We want to make sure that parents have the option, if they are afraid for a family member, for whatever reason, that they have the option to keep their kids home.  The parent is the one exercising that option. But,...
WESLACO, Texas - IDEA Public Schools co-founder Tom Torkelson has resigned as the charter’s CEO and will be replaced by the other co-founder, JoAnn Gama. Al Lopez, IDEA’s board chair made the announcement in a letter to IDEA team members...
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,...
MCALLEN, Texas - The president of Western Governors University - the largest non-profit, online university - is a national education expert on the digital divide. Scott Pulsipher recently participated in a Zoom conversation with The Rio Grande Guardian. He sounded...
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...
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...
PHARR, Texas - Vanguard Academy, the nonprofit charter school based in Pharr, has received a shout-out from two academics in an op-ed about students falling behind in their studies during the coronavirus pandemic. David Steiner and Daniel Weisberg are the...
HARLINGEN, RGV - Leaders from Harlingen CISD and UT-Rio Grande Valley have signed an architectural agreement on the design work for the new HCISD-UTRGV Early College High School campus. The agreement was signed at a school board meeting on Tuesday...
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...
IDEA Camp RIO at historic Lula Sams in Brownsville exists to provide students with a quality outdoor educational experience that will enhance classroom learning. Students spend their day at Camp RIO outside, exploring the world around them. Through hands-on experiences, students...

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