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...
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...
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,...
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...
LA JOYA, Texas – The summer camps put on by FIRST RGV to give students the chance to build robots would sometimes draw hundreds of attendees. One of the main features of our success over the past five years with...
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...
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...
MCALLEN, Texas - RGV Focus, a collective impact initiative of Educate Texas, has unveiled its 2019 annual report and scorecard. As with the 2018 report, the title is “Contigo,” which is Spanish for “With You.” The scorecard tracks the key metrics...
EDINBURG, TEXAS - The current rate of COVID-19 community spread in the Rio Grande Valley is more than 1,000 times greater than the day on which Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the statewide closure of schools on March 19. For this...
PHARR, Texas - After 20 years of operation, Vanguard Academy has received its first ever school bus. The arrival of an International model bus from Longhorn Bus Sales in Houston was made on Monday, June 29, with the charter school’s...

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