Some teachers want to return to school

HARLINGEN — Vanessa Perez is ready for class. She teaches life skills in La Feria, and her students need more direct instruction than virtual learning...

HCISD revises academic calendar, creates Virtual Academy for new school year

HARLINGEN — The school year in Harlingen is starting more than a month later than originally planned. The Harlingen school district on Monday released an...

IDEA Public Schools to begin year virtually Aug. 10

All IDEA Public School campuses in the Rio Grande Valley will begin classes 100% virtually on August 10. This decision comes after careful consideration from IDEA leadership.  “Safety has always been important...

SBCISD amends calendar, discusses bond project

SAN BENITO — As the status of the coronavirus pandemic continues to remain fluid, an in-person return to school remains up in the air...

UTRGV to offer six types of classes in the fall semester

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced in an email sent to the campus community that students will have six different types of...

Economic agency helps fund TSTC auto repair program

HARLINGEN — The Harlingen Economic Development Corp. has agreed to match funding for a workforce training grant to purchase equipment for a Texas State...

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...

UTRGV prepares for student athletes’ return

EDINBURG — As UTRGV prepares to begin its phase-by-phase return of its international and domestic student-athletes in late July and early August, the Vaqueros’...

Protesters rally against face-to-face classrooms

HARLINGEN — “Teachers Lives Matter.” “ Keep Distance Learning, #No Face to Face, Our Lives Matter Don’t Put Us At Risk.” More than 60 employees of the...

Experts: Trump’s ban on new visas will hurt Texas universities

By Reese Oxner, Texas Tribune The Trump administration’s suspension of issuing new H-1B visas for specialized roles — such as professors, researchers and computer programmers...