Danya Perez-Hernandez

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

Funded by TEA grant, Edinburg CISD brings tech into students’ homes

About 200 fifth graders from the elementary schools Avila, Brewster and Hargill within the Edinburg school district were selected by district officials to receive Google Chromebooks and hotspots to take home.

Region One, UTRGV collaborate for new master’s of education degree

The goal is to award 90 master’s degrees to selected teachers, who must be willing to commit to staying at their campus for three years after completing the program. This is an effort to combat the low retention rates of teachers and school leaders in rural school districts.

UTRGV rolls out first merit-based pay adjustments

“People have worked very hard to ensure that this does a good job of addressing issues,” said UTRGV President Guy Bailey. “It was not slapped together. We spent a lot of time planning and working though it… to try to make it the best program.”

UTRGV police chief gains UT System recognition, talks current goals

EDINBURG — Three years after leaving Austin to take on the creation of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Police Department, Chief Raul...

UPDATED: UTRGV’s accreditation probation lifted by SACSCOC board

ICYMI: UTRGV received a favorable review by a visiting committee sent to audit the financial aid department in October. The committee did not recommend further action and submitted a report for the board to consider before today’s decision.

UTRGV psychologist lands prestigious appointment

Mercado will focus on mental health access for rural communities.

McAllen renews STC’s job training grant for 22nd year

ICYMI: Manufacturing companies in McAllen can apply for free or reduced-cost training in their area of need.

Several Hidalgo County districts in need of improvement according to TEA’s final financial scores

McALLEN — The Texas Education Agency released the final scores for school district’s Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, known as FIRST, and while...

STC rolling out second semester registration for Delta area

The junior college is expanding its course offerings in the region from three to five classes and plans to expand capacity by more than 150 students.

Sharyland ISD parents briefed on drug trends in the area

The main goal was to get parents up to date on the current substances of choice among teenagers, according to what officers and counselors are seeing in the region.