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Nathan Monell

Posted 07/21/2014 7:01 AM

The president and CEO of NCEP, National Council for Community and Education Partnerships, Nathan Monell says his agency held a conference for local education leaders. The speakers were mainly college... - read full story -
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Biology Camp

Posted 07/11/2014 7:06 AM

The three day biology camp was held at the McAllen Convention Center and was well attended.Some of these students came from as far away as Port Isabel, Santa Maria and La Villa. Kris McKinney says... - read full story -
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Summer Camp

Posted 07/07/2014 7:14 AM

It's summertime but most of these aspiring doctors and nurses to be are spending their free time at this three day GEAR UP summer camp. Kris McKinney says "we thought this is a great way, our GEAR UP... - read full story -
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Veterans Memorial High School Behind the Scenes

Posted 06/27/2014 7:37 AM

In this GEAR UP story, there is plenty of drama to go around. That's because these students focused on serious subjects like bullying and bulimia. And while the subject matter is serious, the kids... - read full story -
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Veterans Memorial High School Student Film

Posted 06/20/2014 7:35 AM

They fight. They yell and they also fall. The Veterans Memorial High School GEAR UP students created and directed a video about the many challenges high school students face on a daily basis. And... - read full story -
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Rene Ramirez

Posted 05/23/2014 6:56 AM

Rene Ramirez is a world history teacher at Grulla High. Mr. Ramirez has become somewhat of a hero. Thanks to the GEAR UP program, this teacher, an Iraq war veteran, is fighting to keep his kids in... - read full story -
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Rio Hondo ISD Participating in Summer Food Service Program

Rio Hondo ISD Participating in Summer Food Service Program

Posted 05/20/2014 11:17 AM

RIO HONDO - The Rio Hondo Independent School District announced its participation in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. The program runs Monday... - read full story -
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Technology Used in Classrooms 2

Posted 05/16/2014 6:55 AM

La Grulla is nestled between the Rio Grande and Expressway 83. It's a small town but the kids who attend Grulla High have big dreams. Mr. Rene Ramirez is their freshman world history teacher. He's... - read full story -
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Technology Used in Classrooms

Posted 05/09/2014 7:03 AM

Rene Ramirez has become the most talked about teacher in the small Starr County community of La Grulla. He's a 9th grade world history teacher at Grulla High School. The students love him, but the... - read full story -
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John Valladares

Posted 05/02/2014 7:27 AM

John Valladares is a senior ambassador at Donna High School. He's actually one tough cookie and he makes sure to keep these fresh face freshmen in line. He says "I have seen a lot of things... - read full story -
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New Ambassador Program to Help Freshman

Posted 04/25/2014 6:52 AM

She sounds very much like a high school teacher, but she's not. She's actually one of Donna High School's senior ambassadors. The idea of the ambassador program is to have high school seniors mentor... - read full story -
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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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