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Financial Literacy Summit

Posted 11/11/2013 7:14 AM

This is the beat to a brighter future for this group of aspiring college students. The 2nd Annual Financial Literacy Summit, hosted by Region One's GEAR UP set the tone for these teens. After old... - read full story -
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John Michael Cabrera

Posted 10/04/2013 10:55 AM

As you can see, John Michael Cabrera is full of positive energy. He says GEAR UP is helping him get ready for college. "Some of the things I looked up at GEAR UP were colleges for meteorologists and... - read full story -
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Young Student, Wiser Beyond His Years

Posted 10/11/2013 6:57 AM

John Michael Cabrera is a go getter. He's played baseball at school and is his high school's biggest supporter. He cheers on his football team and his mom couldn't be more proud. She said "last... - read full story -
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Marlysa Flores

Posted 10/18/2013 6:48 AM

Marlysa Flores is a 9th grader who attends Falfurrias High School, home of the Jerseys. Marlysa recently attended a student leadership program. She says the program taught her new skills, skills... - read full story -
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Ag Commissioner Accepting Nominations for GROW Award

Ag Commissioner Accepting Nominations for GROW Award

Posted 10/10/2013 9:09 AM

AUSTIN - The Rio Grande Valley has a few submissions for a state award. Commissioner Todd Stables encourages more to apply. The agriculture commissioner says teachers, school administrators and... - read full story -
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Dedicated Teachers

Posted 08/23/2013 6:53 AM

Mary Lou Garcia says "this is the reason why I became an educator. Like the purpose of GEAR UP is why I became an educator. We didn't have GEAR UP when I was going to school but just the idea behind... - read full story -
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Texas Instruments Partnership with Region One

Posted 08/30/2013 11:04 AM

It's not often that you get to meet the top brass of one of the leading technological companies in the world. We caught up with Melendy Lovett at this year's GEAR UP Teacher Conference. We asked... - read full story -
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New Elementary School Open in Alamo

New Elementary School Open in Alamo

Posted 08/26/2013 8:10 AM

ALAMO - PSJA ISD opened a new elementary school. John "Jack" McKeever Elementary in Alamo is located at 1310 W. Ridge Rd. It replaces James Bowie Elementary. The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District... - read full story -
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UTB One of 3 Universities Testing TxDOT App

UTB One of 3 Universities Testing TxDOT App

Posted 08/23/2013 6:38 AM

AUSTIN - The University of Texas at Brownsville will be one of three universities to test a TxDOT app designed to help students plan ahead for a sober ride home. The Person Appointed to Stay Sober... - read full story -
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Mercedes ISD Celebrating Its 100th Year

Mercedes ISD Celebrating Its 100th Year

Posted 08/22/2013 6:24 AM

MERCEDES - The Mercedes Independent School District is celebrating 100 years of service. MISD teachers were welcomed back to school this week with a celebration, where the district's logo for their... - read full story -
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Former GEAR UP Student Turned Teacher

Posted 08/16/2013 6:56 AM

Gina Garza is Rita Cedillo's former GEAR UP student. Both attended the core teacher academy conference recently held at the McAllen Convention Center. Ms. Garza is Ms. Cedillo's former GEAR UP... - read full story -
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Educating Educators

Posted 08/09/2013 7:01 AM

He may look like a mad scientist but Dr. Ruben Puentedura is lauded by educators around the world. He has developed a plan called SAMR. It may sound complicated, but it's not. Dr. Ruben Puentedura... - read full story -
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TEA to Announce New District, School Accountability System

TEA to Announce New District, School Accountability System

Posted 08/07/2013 8:56 AM

AUSTIN - Area schools will have a new set of criteria to judge their performance. The Texas Education Agency will release a new accountability system for school districts and individual schools this... - read full story -
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Teacher Academy

Posted 08/02/2013 9:36 AM

The Core Teacher Academy is an important day for all of the teachers and facilitators who will be welcoming GEAR UP students for their first year in high school. Cornelio Gonzalez says "today we have... - read full story -
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Getting Women Involved in Math and Engineering

Posted 07/26/2013 8:33 AM

Ceci Hobbs says "it all started when we attended Latina Day at HESTEC at UTPA and it showcased in all the different fields in science, technology, engineering and math that are available out there and... - read full story -
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Families Getting Ready

Posted 07/19/2013 7:14 AM

Rita Cedillo says "Our goal for GEAR UP Ready Set College is to provide a comprehensive plan for our family empowerment initiative." That new family empowerment initiative was announced before... - read full story -
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Residents on Edge after Wave of Burglaries South of Donna

Posted 07/16/2013 5:51 PM

DONNA - Residents of a neighborhood south of Donna said authorities must do something to stop a wave of burglaries in the area. The break-ins happen daily on Bobby Road and surrounding streets, area... - read full story -
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Gearing up for College

Posted 07/12/2013 7:19 AM

This camp is not about singing Kumbaya and eating Smores by a campfire. These kids are gearing for their freshman year in high school. Daniel Lerma says "it's Algebra camp and we're doing and having... - read full story -
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Summer Camps

Posted 07/05/2013 8:59 AM

While many students are having fun in the sun at camps across the country, some of GEAR UP students are attending a unique type of academic camp to get a jump start on the upcoming school year. these... - read full story -
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Giving Back to the Community

Posted 01/11/2013 6:51 AM

Angel Roque is somewhat of an angel. He spends a lot of his free time giving back to the school that gave him so much. Port Isabel Junior High is where GEAR UP gave Angel his dreams about attending... - read full story -

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