Pharr middle school student wins national letter-writing contest

A Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School student wrote one of four winning letters in the Imagine Learning National Students LOVE Literacy Contest. Classmates in...

UTRGV students learn about global change during study abroad trip to the Yucatán

BY VICTORIA BRITONine University of Texas Rio Grande Valley students spent a week in Mérida, on the Yucatán peninsula in México, as part of...

6 YA novels to add to your summer reading list

“Superman: Dawnbreaker” by Matt de la Peña The fourth installment of the DC Icon series is finally here! “Superman: Dawnbreaker” is the book I have...

Edinburg student wins statewide art contest

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITOREDINBURG — Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation recently selected a student from the Edinburg school district...

Two Donna High School seniors receive Dell scholarships

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORDonna High School seniors Dezarae Ileen Olivo and Diana Ruby Sevillano are looking forward to going to the college of...

Roma educator wants to close gap for underserved communities

Alejandra Contreras is a 2017 TFA corps member teaching 10th grade geometry at Roma High School. What motivated you to apply to join Teach For...

Education Spotlight: UTRGV medical students participate in Operation Lone Star

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITORFamily medicine residents and first-year medical students from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley participated recently in Operation Lone...

IDEA Educator combats ‘summer slide” with enrichment program

Education Spotlight: In 2017, Teach for America corps member founded Summer Odyssey, a summer enrichment program for IDEA students.

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...