School report card shows progress, regression across Valley districts

McAllen is among three districts, and one open-enrollment charter in Hidalgo County that received an A rating, which is the highest score a district or campus can achieve. The amount of total A-rated school districts decreased from last year, with Edinburg and Hidalgo school districts falling to an 89, a single point shy of the top score. Twelve traditional school districts and four charters in Hidalgo County earned a “B,” the next highest rating a district or campus can earn. No districts earned a C this year in Hidalgo County, with Donna and Edcouch-Elsa moving up to a B in this year’s ratings. For Starr County, Roma maintained its A rating, while Rio Grande City earned a nine-point increase in their district, going from a C to a B. San Isidro remained the same, with a B.

UTRGV launches hospitality, tourism degree

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is moving further along a planned and approved degree program for hospitality and tourism. The university had a...

UT Austin representatives welcome Upper Valley students

EDINBURG — As students from the Rio Grande Valley prepare to leave for college to attend the University of Texas for the upcoming semester,...

$700,000 grant to fund cybersecurity resources for local students

PHARR — The South Texas College Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence will convert a classroom through a $700,000 grant to expand a lab...

Weslaco, PSJA schools OK pay raises

School boards in Weslaco and PSJA ISD are the latest to approve pay raises, joining local school districts enacting similar measures following the 86th...

Edcouch-Elsa ISD approves pay raises

EDCOUCH — The Edcouch-Elsa school district approved pay raises for employees this week, with priority given to teachers with over five years of experience. Interim...

Edinburg schools looking at pay raises

EDINBURG — The Edinburg school district held a workshop discussing the budget, proposed raises, and the recently passed House Bill 3’s impact on public...

PSJA school district seeks input for superintendent search

The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District is looking for community input during the selection process of a new superintendent. Superintendent Daniel King will retire from...

RGV school districts in line for $130 million in Title I funds

A number of Upper Valley school districts will continue to see federal funds for Title I programs for the upcoming school year. The U.S. Department...

PSJA hires firms for super search

The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo school district authorized two law firms to assist the district in its nationwide search for a new superintendent during a Monday...