Stories

 

Read the latest news and stories from the Rio Grande Valley region.

 

One Day
By Susan Brenna
August 17, 2017
Students who started college but never earned degrees are given another shot, thanks to innovative hybrids
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 22, 2017
Students building houses and earning scholarships. A project to hack school. Help for special education teachers. Meet the winners of Teach For America’s 2017 Social Innovation Awards.
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
June 16, 2017
Brought to Texas as a child, Priscilla Aguilar Lumbreras had to be tenacious to get to where she is as a teacher. She's not giving up.
Alumni
June 5, 2017
We are very proud in the Rio Grande Valley that three of our alumni, Priscilla Aguilar (R.G.V. ’15), Roberto Lopez (R.G.V. ’15), and Jogene Castillo (R.G.V '15) are finalists for this year’s Social Innovation Award.
One Day
By Elisa Villanueva Beard
June 5, 2017
When we talk about innovation, we’re not arguing breakthroughs versus incrementalism. Advancing educational opportunity for all will come from both.
Students & Communities
May 10, 2017
To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, a few students shared their thoughts on what makes their Teach For America teachers so special.
Inside TFA
One Day
By Joel Serin-Christ
February 8, 2017
In every region, there were places you returned to often. These alums shared their favorites from the corps. What was yours?
Rio Grande Guardian
December 5, 2016
One Day
By Leah Fabel
November 28, 2016
A media diet of Blade Runner, black holes, and not-fake news reminds the conservative columnist and author that there’s hope yet for the American Experiment.
Inside TFA
By Robert Carreon
October 31, 2016
New research shows TFA provides an important source of education talent for the state.
One Day
By Keesa McKoy
September 22, 2016
Kelly and Alicen Bartle share that in a successful relationship “you can be right or you can be happy”—except when it comes to processed sugar.
One Day
By Keesa McKoy
August 23, 2016
From third grade through honors college, Jessica Gonzalez’s teacher has been with her at every step.
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
June 8, 2016
Teaching is hard. Fawning over these photos is easy. We're not ashamed.
One Day
April 20, 2016
In the Rio Grande Valley, Teach For America alumni are helping to open students’ eyes to the demands—and rewards—of college.