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...

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...

YA novels you need to get your hands on

BY MARGIE LONGORIA“This Heart of Mine” by C.C. Hunter“You’ve got a future, Leah. Plan for it. Figure out who you are and what you...

Education Spotlight: Sharyland High students selected as Texas All-State musicians

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORSharyland High School Honor Band students, Melissa Vaughan and Ricardo Cuellar, were selected to perform in Texas All-State Ensemble in...

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...

Education Spotlight: Hidalgo ISD criminal justice class investigates mock crime scene

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORA mock crime scene was set up at Hidalgo Early College High School recently to simulate a real life criminal...

Education Spotlight: Underwater robotics competition held at La Joya ISD Natatorium

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORThe Academy of Health Science Professions-STEM held the inaugural ROV-A-CON, an underwater robotics competition, Jan. 26 at La Joya ISD’s...

Retired UTRGV professor co-authors memoir detailing ex-agent’s CIA betrayal

Written over the course of a year through email exchanges and sparse phone calls, former University of Texas Rio Grande Valley professor Philip Zwerling...

8 YA, children’s novels you must read

BY MARGIE LONGORIA“Ellie, Engineer”By Jackson PearceEllie is awesome! With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) taking over the world, it is so important to...

Education Spotlight: Local Teach for America teacher wants students to understand power of education

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORGil Garza is a Teach For America educator and teaches robotics at Mercedes High School T-Stem Academy. Garza primarily teaches...