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...

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...