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...

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...

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.

8 YA novels you need to read in December

These eight books could make for a perfect Christmas gift for the young adult reader in your life.

UTRGV notes growth in its number of dual enrollment high school students

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Dual Enrollment Program is reporting a bump in the number of students earning college credit. Statistics show that...

8 YA books you should soak up in October

BY MARGIE LONGORIA“Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish” by Pablo CartayaThis is a story about a boy who does not quite fit in but who...

La Joya ISD educator selected as HESTEC Math Teacher of the Year

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORGladys Enriquez, a math teacher at La Joya Independent School District’s Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School, was recently notified that...

PSJA ISD alumni nominated for Best New Female Artists at upcoming Tejano Music Awards

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORPHARR — Two Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD alumni and Tejano singers, Magali Delarosa and Sarah Monique, have been nominated for the...

UTRGV students learn about global change during study abroad trip to the Yucatán

BY VICTORIA BRITONine University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students spent a week in Mérida, on the Yucatán peninsula in México, as part of...