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...

Donna ISD alternative program, principal showcased in national segment

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORDonna ISD's Disciplinary Alternative Education Program (DAEP) and its successful initiatives were placed in the national spotlight when its campus...

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...

Education Spotlight: Teacher: Building relationships crucial in education

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORLuis Urrea is a 7th grade science teacher at Juan de Dios Salinas Middle School in the La Joya Independent...

Education Spotlight: McHi, Rowe mariachis heading back to state

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORThe McAllen High School Mariachi Oro and James “Nikki” Rowe High School Mariachi Azteca have both advanced to the Texas...

Edinburg CISD student wins local art contest

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITOREDINBURG — The Region One Education Service Center recently selected a student from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District as...

Education Spotlight: La Joya ISD students participate in “Hour of Code” mania

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORStudents from around the world joined in on “The Hour of Code,” including students from La Joya ISD.Students participated in...