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.

Weslaco EDC awards grant to STC for small business training

WESLACO — Specialized training for local small businesses might come easier thanks to a new partnership between the city’s Economic Development Corporation and South...

McAllen students ink deals with employers as part of Youth Apprenticeship Program

McALLEN — More than 50 area students recently underwent job interviews with local businesses as part of the new-to-the-region Youth Apprenticeship Program and 15...

Program exposes local students to court hearings

PHARR — Sentences were issued in front of students at Pharr-San Juan-Alamo’s Southwest Early College High School last Friday, this as part of a...

STC, Western Governors University set to offer affordable pipeline to grad school

McALLEN — The opportunity to bring South Texas College graduates more affordable master’s degrees and additional certificates is in the making though a sprouting...

Howdy, McAllen: Texas A&M inaugurates Higher Education Center

McALLEN— Nearly two years after breaking ground on the Texas A&M University Higher Education Center at McAllen, Aggies gathered again to now formally inaugurate...

South Texas ISD inaugurates Innovation Lab

MERCEDES — Everything about the new 30,000-square-foot building here at South Texas Independent School District is about exposure, from the large classroom windows leading...

La Joya school district roundtables widen public’s input

LA JOYA — About 40 mothers filled a roundtable setting at the La Joya school district board room Tuesday morning for a meeting focused...

South Texas ISD finalizes new super’s contract

MERCEDES — The board of trustees at South Texas school district finalized a contract for the new superintendent of schools, Marco Antonio Lara Jr.,...

Lamar Academy closet repurposed into Energy Bar for students

McALLEN — An old storage closet at Lamar Academy received a full makeover to help feed students who might need an extra meal throughout...

UTRGV business college preparing to offer hospitality, tourism track

EDINBURG — A new program coming to the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley aims to change the thought and skill behind hospitality and...