Danya Perez-Hernandez

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Danya Perez-Hernandez is the education reporter for The Monitor. She can be reached at dperez-hernandez@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4435.

Edinburg CISD nears bond decision as plans, price tag change

EDINBURG — The board of trustees of the local school district received an updated plan for the previously proposed $229 million bond that might...

Donna ISD earns first TWC grant; 2 other area districts also awarded

DONNA — More than $760,000 in grants by the Texas Workforce Commission were awarded to Rio Grande Valley school districts. For Donna, the award comes...

Nearly a dozen Rio Grande Valley schools nominated for national distinction

McALLEN— Some of the youngest students at Sam Houston Elementary cheered at the top of their lungs while waving blue ribbons and throwing their...

Student-led pantry idea expanding, bringing new opportunities to district

McALLEN — What started as an idea by two Lamar Academy students to help classmates with basic food and hygiene needs is spreading throughout...

UTRGV boasts newest buildings

EDINBURG — Two giant star alignment layouts greet students as they walk into the courtyard of the new Science Building at the University of...

STC joints efforts to help Dreamers with new center and website

McALLEN — Undocumented students and those in mixed-status families can now find out what resources are available to them through a new centralized web...

STC gets nearly $1 million to support workforce training and equipment

McALLEN — South Texas College and many of its industry partners are kicking off the new year with three grants totaling nearly $1 million...

State rep. continues push for teacher health care as session opens

McALLEN — As the 86th Texas Legislative Session begins today, state Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, hopes his second attempt at getting Gov. Gregg Abbott...

PSJA ISD’s latest $26M renovation mimics college, industry setting

The first high school of the PSJA school district is undergoing a $26 million renovation to accommodate a new era of learning.

UTRGV assesses tactics with active shooter exercise

During the exercise, the teams got to the mock shooter and arrested him without incident and the teams moved on from preventing killings to assessing and helping victims.