Edinburg CISD cancels voting machine purchase

EDINBURG — The local school district is backing away from a controversial decision to spend nearly half-a-million-dollars to run its own elections this November,...

Women We Love: Edinburg substitute an encouraging presence in classroom well after retirement

EDINBURG — When Consuelo Carrales graduated from college more than four decades ago, she shared her graduation party with her daughter who was marking...

Funded by TEA grant, Edinburg CISD brings tech into students’ homes

About 200 fifth graders from the elementary schools Avila, Brewster and Hargill within the Edinburg school district were selected by district officials to receive Google Chromebooks and hotspots to take home.

McAllen school races attract over 4,000 during early voting

With early voting wrapped up, McAllen school board candidates are preparing for the final day of voting Saturday with the latest reports showing most...

McAllen school board OKs pay raises for teachers, staff

McALLEN — The school board here approved a measure to increase pay for teachers and support staff in a 6-1 vote this week. The district’s...

McAllen schools offering tuition free pre-K

McAllen schools announced a tuition-free pre-kinder opportunity in a statement Monday. Under the Universal Pre-K system, 198 students can be included for free on a first come, first serve basis, the release stated. The program will be offered at Castañeda, Rayburn, Hendricks, Bonham and Fields Elementary schools. “A full-day Pre-Kindergarten Program is vitally important in getting a child’s education started on the right path,” the statement read. “That’s why McAllen ISD is offering an opportunity to admit nearly 200 additional Pre-Kinder students on a tuition-free basis for next school year.” Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Valley education officials push to end STAAR testing

Two Rio Grande Valley politicians have joined officials and educators across the state in calling for a cancellation of STAAR assessments for the 2020-21...

Sharyland ISD’s new super seeks to move full steam ahead

MISSION — The Sharyland school district has a new leader who’s already at work pumping up teachers and staff ahead of the 2018-19 school...

San Benito school district to teach migrant kids

SAN BENITO — The school district will educate undocumented immigrant children held here in a federally-funded shelter.SAN BENITO — The school district will educate...

McAllen ISD’s breakfast model topic of panel discussion

McALLEN — Hunger can impact a student’s health and performance in academic success. McAllen ISD partnered with Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative and the...