Tony-Award Winning “In the Heights” featured Latino roles, themes, music and dance experience

Brian Warren, an assistant professor of theater at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, said the school’s theater department works to bring a...

IDEA Educator combats ‘summer slide” with enrichment program

Education Spotlight: In 2017, Teach for America corps member founded Summer Odyssey, a summer enrichment program for IDEA students.

Valley educator promotes ‘Kids of Color In Tech’

Border Kids Code co-founder, Dalinda Gonzalez-Alcantar, didn’t try sushi until after college. Before that, she didn’t even know what it was.Her son, however, tried...

Great reasons to visit your local library

METRO Many people have a wonderful resource at their disposal just minutes from their homes. This resource can transport them to distant lands, teach their...

Rio Grande Valley native works to close digital divide

It was the early 2000s, and Daniel Lucio, a Harlingen native, was staring into the screen of his family’s new computer, searching the web...

Roma educator wants to close gap for underserved communities

Alejandra Contreras is a 2017 TFA corps member teaching 10th grade geometry at Roma High School. What motivated you to apply to join Teach For...

UTRGV certified as a Bee Campus USA affiliate

BY MARIA ELENA HERNANDEZThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley has been certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, which encourages...

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...

Education Spotlight: School year begins with new-look Mission High School

BY With a ceremonial ribbon cutting Friday, a new era has started for Mission High School. The event marked the end of several years...

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...