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...

Rio Grande Valley author David Bowles tackles a 7th grader’s life on the border...

David Bowles wrote a poem in 2016 called “Border Kid,” a nostalgic piece on crossing into Mexico when he was with his father as...

Donna ISD takes advantage of grant with gardening workshop

Administrators at the Donna School District’s Disciplinary Alternative Education Program, or DAEP, are always looking for new ideas outside of the school’s traditionally high-structured...

Education Spotlight: Hidalgo ISD student earns U.S. Border Patrol Head of the Class Award

Hidalgo Early College High School senior Jose G. Esparza III is a recipient of the 2019 U.S. Border Patrol Head of the Class Award. Esparza...