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More Family Empowerment Initiative

Posted 04/21/2014 6:58 AM

Sylvia Vargas says "GEAR UP is key in parental involvement. Honestly, before becoming a facilitator, I didn't realize the key component to education and success is the parents, so GEAR UP gets the... - read full story -
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Family Empowerment Initiative

Posted 04/11/2014 6:51 AM

It's called the family empowerment initiative. Ricardo Lee Lopez says "the family power initiative really is...the key word is empowerment. One of the things that we have really been trying to focus... - read full story -
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Empowering Dual Enrollment

Posted 04/04/2014 7:07 AM

The 9th grade students at PSJA North are curious about the program because that's just what it's called, well, in part at least. It's called Ciencia Curiosa or Curious Science. It's actually a club... - read full story -
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Curious Science Club

Posted 03/28/2014 7:09 AM

The program is called ciencia curiosa or curious science. It was developed by a PSJA North High School teacher who is not a valley native. She is one of a handful of teachers from Spain living and... - read full story -
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Magic Hands part 2

Posted 03/24/2014 7:01 AM

Recall the name of this creative GEAR UP group? Manos Majicas, Tejiendo Suenos Regalando Sonrisas: It stands for magic hands, knitting dreams, giving smiles. And there are plenty of smiles to go... - read full story -
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Magic Hands

Posted 03/07/2014 7:10 AM

These moms each have a child who attends PSJA North High School. They are GEAR UP parent volunteers who one day came up with a brilliant idea.. They formed manos majicas, tejiendo suenos, regalando... - read full story -
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Secretary of Education

Posted 03/03/2014 11:57 AM

Greg Darnieder, senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan didn't waste any time in asking these former GEAR UP students questions about the program. "I'm here in school at the... - read full story -
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Action Team 4 Sponsorship

Posted 02/24/2014 7:05 AM

Lorena Cuellar was thrilled to be part of the welcoming committee for Greg Darnieder, the senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Her son attends Weslaco High School and is a... - read full story -
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Government Observing Gear Up Success

Posted 02/07/2014 6:55 AM

It's not every day when the senior advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education decides to pay a visit to the valley. Greg Darnieder's visit was an important one for region one, gear up and South... - read full story -
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Saving for Sister's College Fund

Posted 01/31/2014 7:04 AM

It started out as a joke. Karen Gracia, a 9th grader at Hidalgo Early College High School received a plastic piggy bank more than 2 years ago at a GEAR UP Financial Literacy Summit. Several thousand... - read full story -
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Karen Gracia Speaks to Students

Posted 01/24/2014 7:03 AM

GEAR UP student Karen Gracia is reminding her fellow GEAR UP students about the financial literacy summit they all attended a couple of years ago. They're now 9th graders who attend Hidalgo Early... - read full story -
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Students Saving Money for College

Posted 01/17/2014 7:23 AM

Asking your children to save money for college may not be the easiest task as a parent. But some kids just have a knack for it. Letty Garza is standing by live in our studios with more on one girl's... - read full story -
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Students Working on Walking Trail Project

Posted 01/10/2014 7:51 AM

An abandoned rail line will become the city's new walking trail hence the project Rails to Trails. Recently, the students have been attending urban planning meetings. They are actually drawing up... - read full story -
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Rio Hondo Walking Trail

Posted 01/06/2014 6:59 AM

Ismael Garcia says "taking an abandoned railroad system and converting it into something that is going to provide a good benefit to our students. Better lifestyle, exercise. I think these are the... - read full story -
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Rails to Trails Project

Posted 12/27/2013 7:25 AM

These GEAR UP students have been invited by Rio Hondo to create the city's very first linear park and walking trail. The city is calling it the rails to trails project. Benny Medina says, "basically... - read full story -
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Financial Literacy Summit on College Funds

Posted 12/16/2013 7:55 AM

These GEAR UP students are having a blast. They're playing games that teach life lessons. One of the lessons: how to have enough funds to attend college. Some of these kids will earn full ride... - read full story -
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Bankers Educate Future College Students

Posted 12/06/2013 6:55 AM

A financial application can look intimidating. And going to a bank to request a loan seems overwhelming. That's why these bankers from across the Valley came together to educate students and parents... - read full story -
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First GEAR UP Class Member

Posted 09/09/2013 7:14 AM

Calvin Quintero is a big part of our Channel 5 news team. He's one of our studio camera operators during our weekday evening newscasts... He's only been on board for less than a year and is already... - read full story -
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Literacy Summit Teaches Students How to Save

Posted 11/22/2013 8:33 AM

Dr. Ida Acuna Garza, executive director for the South Texas Literacy Coalition is proud to be a sponsor for this year's South Texas Financial Literacy Summit. As a valley resident, she understands... - read full story -
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Financial Program Teaches Students About College

Posted 11/18/2013 7:23 AM

Dr. Cornelio Gonzalez is the executive director at Region One Education Service Center. His job is to make sure school districts in his region are well prepared for college. Dr. Gonzalez is working... - read full story -

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