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...

Education Spotlight: Donna High School senior shares experience as school ambassador

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORDonna High School senior Eric Garcia wants to go to medical school and become a neurosurgeon.To get on the right...

Edinburg CISD students connect with children in Congo

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORFourteen Edinburg Consolidated Independence School District students and their art teachers recently felt inspired after joining the Memory Project, a...

UTRGV CREATIVE WRITING SERIES: Masquerade

BY ELISA JULIE LONGORIAShe paints her smileSticky, sweet, crimson redThe Mask, she slowly puts on....The World she lives in, reflection of a Masquerade BallCourting...

EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT: Donna ISD implements parent academy, graduates first cohort

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORDonna ISD became the first in the Rio Grande Valley to implement its own facilitators to run the Parent Academy...

Great books to kick off your summer break

BY MARGIE LONGORIALUCKY BROKEN GIRL by Ruth Behar “An unforgettable multicultural coming-of-age narrative — based on the author’s childhood in the 1960s.” When young...

UTRGV CREATIVE WRITING SERIES: Love in color

BY RAMON SANTIAGOSome people believe the world lost all its beauty the day we lost our ability to see color. Since then no one...