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 teachers move forward with grievance against superintendent

EDINBURG — A grievance filed against Edinburg school district Superintendent René Gutiérrez is expected to the next level as the superintendent himself denied the...

PSJA district sorting out grant discrepancies

PHARR — An audit into a multimillion research grant by the Departments of Justice and Education to the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district questions the...

UTRGV president addresses budget cuts with faculty, staff

EDINBURG — University of Texas Rio Grande Valley President Guy Bailey sent an internal memo to faculty and staff Friday addressing new challenges brought...

IDEA Public Schools to offer new hybrid program for nontraditional students

McALLEN — A new method of college completion will be offered to IDEA Public Schools graduates starting this fall in an effort to help...

State funding falls short for UTRGV School of Medicine

EDINBURG — After months of lobbying in Austin by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine for state funding, state legislators...

Valley educators secure $3M federal grant for nursing education

EDINBURG— A pilot program through which eight Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district high school students became the first in the nation to receive an associate...

College readiness program expands to five more communities

MISSION — A federally-funded program that has been guiding and mentoring students on their way to college for 45 years was not only renewed...

McAllen summer meal program to have 63 sites

McALLEN — The McAllen Independent School District announced the kickoff of its annual Summer Feeding Program which aims to provide breakfast, lunch and dinner...

UTRGV School of Medicine to receive $55.3 million

EDINBURG— The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is set to receive at least $55.3 million in state funding under an...

Former Starr County judge, UT Regent Dr. Mario Ramirez dies

Dr. Mario Ramirez, who is considered pivotal in bringing healthcare to South Texas, died Monday morning at the age of 91 at his home,...