Simulation Lab Facilitator Linda Valdez shows the variety of equipment in her lab at Med High

Magnet Schools Adapt to Changing Times

Engineering students are at work inside a new innovation lab building on the Mercedes campus of the South Texas Independent School District campus. They peer over laptops and move from table to table, conferring over projects and looking over numerical formulas that offer solutions.  “These kids know they’re not on an island,” said Gabe Valdez, an instructor at the school. “They collaborate. They look for opportunities to teach each other.”…

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Working to fill a national nursing shortage, the Licensed Vocational Nursing program at Texas Southmost College recently saw its largest graduating class. In addition,…

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The first cohort of students are now making their way through South Texas College’s Dual Credit Cybersecurity Program. The program provides students from partnering…

McAllen Students Host U.S. Senate Candidate Forum 

McAllen ISD students recently hosted a community candidate forum for…

Public Education Retirees Meet for Legislative Agenda

A group of retired public school employees, along with two current…

Making Their Mark In Healthcare

Anabell Cardona was 15-years plus into managing clinics and doctors’…