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...
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...
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....
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...

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