YA novels you need to get your hands on now

BY MARGIE LONGORIA“To Kill a Kingdom” by Alexandra Christo“I’ve made a mistake. It started with a prince, as most stories do. Once I felt...

Education Spotlight: ‘Music Educator of the Year’ awarded to La Joya fine arts administrator

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORLa Joya ISD’s head fine arts administrator, Jose Ruben Adame, was named the 2018 Texas Outstanding Music Educator of the...

PSJA ISD teacher joined Teach For America to jumpstart career

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORAlexina Beckley is a first year corps member teacher with Teach For America. She teaches 7th Grade reading and writing...

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...