Editor's Note: In the op-ed posted below, Dr. Wynn Rosser, Ph.D., chair of the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium’s Leadership Committee and president and CEO of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, says Texas will not recover until its public schools...
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...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas - Cameron County school districts and elected officials are unified on when to reopen schools and how. They want to start with distancing learning and no in-person instruction. They also want decision-making authority on when to re-open schools...
Dear Commissioner Morath:  Thank you for all that you have done to support Texas public schools. The current health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a number of dilemmas for public schools. I am requesting your guidance and...
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...
As a former educator, I join our Rio Grande Valley public school administrators and school teachers in asking Governor Abbott and Texas Education Commissioner Morath to prioritize the welfare and best interest of everyone involved in the education of...
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...
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...
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,...
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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