TFA middle school educator driven to empower Latino students

Teach for America is the national nonprofit organization committed to the idea that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To this...

TFA educator at IDEA has unconditional support for his students

Teach for America is the national nonprofit organization committed to the idea that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To this...

10 Valley campuses named National Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recognized 27 schools in Texas as National Blue Ribbon Schools, with 10 from the Rio Grande Valley. The La Joya, Roma, Hidalgo, Mission, Brownsville, McAllen and Valley View school districts, including IDEA Public Schools, each had a least one campus earning a distinction. The Texas Education Agency announced their nominations in January and the U.S. Department of Education officially announced the recognitions last week. Up to 420 schools may be nominated each year, the U.S. Department of Education news release stated. In Texas, 26 of 27 recognized schools were nominated by TEA. The River Oaks Baptist School, a non-public school in Texas, also earned this distinction. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Teach For America educator at PSJA Memorial always wanted to return to the RGV

Teach for America is the national nonprofit organization committed to the idea that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To this...

Former TFA teacher stands for equitable education for Latino students

Teach for America is the national nonprofit organization committed to the idea that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To this...

TFA educator at IDEA challenges her students with higher standards

Teach for America (TFA) is the national nonprofit organization committed to the idea that one day, all children will attain an excellent education. To...

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...