Plant for pollinators: Landscaping can help provide nesting sites

National Pollinator Week was designated in 2007 by the U.S. Senate in Resolution 580 to recognize the critical role that pollinators play in the...

Teach For America gives Juarez-Lincoln educator a way to give back to RGV

Maria Villalpando Lopez teaches English 1 for ninth graders and technical writing for grades 10th through 12th at La Joya Juarez-Lincoln High School. She...

6 YA novels to add to your summer reading list

“Superman: Dawnbreaker” by Matt de la Peña The fourth installment of the DC Icon series is finally here! “Superman: Dawnbreaker” is the book I have...

Experiences as a student led to Teach For America member’s career path

Amanda Peña teaches ninth grade English Language Arts at PSJA Southwest Early College High School. She is a 2017 Teach For America corps member. What...

Pharr middle school student wins national letter-writing contest

A Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School student wrote one of four winning letters in the Imagine Learning National Students LOVE Literacy Contest. Classmates in...

All-girls teams rep the RGV at CodeWars

While most teams last weekend at the Hewlett Packard Enterprise CodeWars 2019 in Houston competed under the banner of their high schools, two teams...

Education Spotlight: Educator joined Teach For America to promote education equity

Jeff Bauer is a 2017 TFA corps member who is a RISE (self-contained special education) high school teacher at IDEA San Juan College Prep. What...

Education Spotlight: Hidalgo ISD Special Education Department launches new skills shop

Hidalgo Early College High School Special Education Department started a wood craft shop called The Pirates Plank. This shop was incorporated into the Learning...

Education Spotlight: Edinburg Rotary celebrates ECISD UIL Academics Program

The Edinburg Rotary Club recently presented awards to the top UIL Academics students from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District. “The Rotary event really emphasizes...

8 book recommendations for the young reader in your life

MARGIE LONGORIA | SPECIAL TO THE MONITOR “Secrets of Casa Rosada by Alex Temblador Books that explore our culture are few and far between, so when...