PSJA ISD Student of the Week: Landelina Cordova

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORAge: 17School: Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial High SchoolGrade: 12Parent’s name: Landelina CordovaExtracurricular activities and hobbies: I participate in my local FFA...

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...

UTRGV Student of the Week: Roman Sanchez-Martinez

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORRoman Sanchez-MartinezAGE: 20MAJOR: Biomedical SciencesHOMETOWN: Monterrey, Nuevo LeonWhy UTRGV? When I enrolled at UTRGV, I was under the CAP program...

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...

Education Spotlight: Roma High School unveils academic banners for former students

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORRoma High School alums Alejandro Guzman and Leslie Puente were honored with the unveiling of State Champion UIL Banners in...

UTRGV Student of the Week: Aaron Rodriguez

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORAARON RODRIGUEZAGE: 19MAJOR: FINANCEHOMETOWN: LYFORDWhy UTRGV? UTRGV was a chance for me to finish up my basics and potentially be...

Education Spotlight: Students complete Mission EDC STEM internship

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORA school year’s worth of work by female students from Mission High School’s T-STEM Academy and Mission Collegiate High School...

McAllen library provides STEM opportunities for teens

Teens and tweens gathered on the plush carpet of the McAllen Public Library last week with three simple materials — popsicle sticks, bottle caps...

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...

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...