WESLACO, RGV - The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council recognized students from PSJA Southwest Early College High School for designing a new logo and creating a marketing strategy for Valley Metro. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Regional Transportation Advisory...
PHARR, Texas - The community partners of Vanguard Academy Charter School and its GEAR UP program have spoken about their pleasure in participating in the initiative. Among the partners are the Rio Grande Valley Literacy Center and NAFT Federal Credit...
MCALLEN, RGV – McAllen ISD is to merge two middle schools, De Leon and Lincoln, and move its Achieve Early College High School from South Texas College to the Lincoln campus, says the board of trustees’ president. Tony Forina said...
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,...
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...
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...
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 - PSJA’s Kelly-Pharr Elementary has been recognized as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Recipients of this prestigious honor are selected based on a school's high level of student achievement or...
WESLACO, RGV - A total of 100 DACA students in the RGV will receive full scholarships to IDEA-U as a part of Southern New Hampshire University’s initiative to educate 1,000 DACA students over the next five years. IDEA hosted an...
PHARR, RGV - Vanguard Academy is celebrating the award of a $10.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education under the GEAR UP program. GEAR UP stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. It is a...

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