Former IDEA officer claims breach of contract in lawsuit

Former IDEA Public Schools CFO Wyatt Truscheit is claiming breach of contract in a lawsuit filed against the district on Monday, seeking damages between...

McAllen ISD details fall online learning curriculum

McALLEN — If the tail end of the 2019-20 school year was a dress rehearsal for virtual instruction at Texas school districts, the curtains...

Abbott: Local health officials can shut schools only in limited circumstances

By Aliyya Swaby | Texas Tribune In a statement Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott said local health authorities can shut down schools if there’s evidence of...

Donna schools to install a dozen Wi-Fi towers across city

The Donna school district will launch a multi-million dollar effort to install a dozen Wi-Fi towers across the city in hopes of providing internet...

TEA: Schools can stay closed without losing funding if local health officials order it

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Local public health officials will be able to keep Texas schools closed for in-person instruction this fall without risking state...

Some fall classes at STC will be in-person

South Texas College will be operating on a hybrid of online and in-person curriculum for the fall semester, according to a plan the college...

HCISD outlines new formats for school year

HARLINGEN — Choose your path. The Harlingen school district has released an online brochure detailing the new instructional pathways parents can choose for their children...

Students will return to school campuses this fall, Abbott tells lawmakers

By Aliyya Swaby, Texas Tribune Texas students will be returning to public schools in person this fall, Gov. Greg Abbott told state lawmakers Thursday morning. The...

Community celebration ends annual books and arts festival

The sound of laughter and music mixed with the smell of frying food outside city hall here Friday evening as the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Festival of International Books and Arts closed out another year with 2020’s Community FESTIBA Festival. The festival tied together two weeks’ worth of panels and performances with an evening of musical acts, book signings, art displays and award presentations. Dahlia Guerra, UTRGV assistant vice president for public art & special projects, called this year’s FESTIBA a success. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

A&M aims to add seven degree plans at McAllen center

Texas A&M University’s Higher Education Center in north McAllen hopes to almost triple the amount of degree plans it currently offers in the next two years, according to Assistant Provost Adolfo Santos. According to Santos, the university is planning on adding degree programs in agricultural economics, construction science, human resource development, international studies, maritime business administration, STEM education and university studies in arts and sciences. “Currently we’ve got four degree options, and we’re about to increase that by seven, so hopefully we’ll be at 11,” he said. Read the full story at themonitor.com