John Hoang

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John Hoang covers education in Hidalgo County for The Monitor. He can be reached at jhoang@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4435.

IDEA has $2.6M in fed funds pumped into STEM efforts

IDEA Public Schools plans to improve educational quality in the scientific and technical fields across its campuses through federal funds. The U.S. Department of Education...

Strength in numbers: Mission, McAllen, Edinburg police escort fallen corporal’s son to school

MCALLEN — Police officers from Mission, McAllen and Edinburg formed an aisle for Joaquin Espericueta, who smiled as he saw familiar faces, clapping him...

UT Health opens multispecialty clinic

EDINBURG - The UT Health Rio Grande Valley added its second multispecialty clinic, which provides four departments in healthcare under one roof in a...

Longhorn send-off

UT Austin representatives welcome Upper Valley students BY JOHN HOANG STAFF WRITER EDINBURG — As students from the Rio Grande Valley prepare to leave for college...

Moved by humanitarianism, student-led effort seeks to educate migrant kids

PULL-QUOTE: “For us, Beyond the Border means that everything a child needs — attention, care, love and (an) education — shouldn’t have any boundaries to...

Starr Co., STC host economic summit 

RIO GRANDE CITY — Higher education staff, county officials and private industry representatives planned for the future and discussed the link between learning and...

UTRGV, congressman’s office in work group exploring public radio, TV

Local leaders from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez’s office, in addition to members of the local community...

‘We’re not just cafeteria workers, we’re educators’; Food conference offers inspiration for school menus

EDINBURG — The aroma of chopped onions, tomatoes and garlic in Italian seasoning permeated throughout the room as the mixture sizzled in olive oil,...

South Texas ISD BETA rebrands as World Scholars

EDINBURG -The South Texas Business, Education and Technology Academy will officially become South Texas ISD World Scholars as demand for a worldly education increases. The...

Students take flight through partnership with Sun Valley Aviation

HARLINGEN — Pilot Terry Barbee guided 16-year-old Joaquin Garcia around the white, 3,600-pound Bonanza A36 as he inspected the aircraft here at Sun Valley...