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...

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...