Education

The latest education news in the Rio Grande Valley.

People holding posters that read “Counselors not cops” protesting outside.

School-to-Prison Pipeline: How it Affects RGV Students

Last Sept., community members were shocked to hear of the arrest and criminal charges against 11-year-old Timothy Murray. The charges have since been dismissed, but the impact of the case still resonates. We take a look at Timothy’s case and examine the troubling school-to-prison pipeline that made it possible.

5 RGV History Events You Need to Learn

Although there’s much history often left unsaid due to the battles occurring in our public school curriculums, hope remains. In this article, we encourage you to explore 5 moments in Mexican-American and Indigenous history that have paved the way for our present in the Rio Grande Valley.

OP-ED: Get Schooled: The Fight to Save Public Education in Texas

Before the pandemic, educator and activist Clarissa Riojas felt that teaching was her dream. It wasn’t until 2020 that her vision for public education in Texas soured. The inequities in the educational system surfaced, leaving teachers, students, and communities alike demoralized. Clarissa speaks further about the journey to advocate for the future of public schools in Texas.

Removing South Texas One Book At A Time

801 books have been banned in the state of Texas. Eight hundred and one stories will never be told in twenty-two school districts, stories that will never give a chance to entertain, educate, or challenge readers in our education system. This hurts our students in ways that we haven’t been able to fully comprehend.

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Six people dressed in black posing for a photo at an art exhibition.

Empowering Communities: Art & Activism in the RGV

Art is a powerful medium and can be used to aid activist movements, especially here in the RGV. Learn how community organizations are using art to explore some of the issues facing our communities.

Unidad y Alegria; cdcb’s New Mural Celebrates Brownsville

cdcb’s newest mural celebrates the essence of life in Brownsville,TX! Created by artist Cecilia Sierra and other local artists, the mural reflects small community moments, highlighting the transformative power of art in shaping the region’s narrative.

An artist named Octoabe pointing at the sky in a brown jacket in a alleyway in the RGV

Ghetto Superstar: Persevering Through Adversity

956 Artivists is a new series that explores the relationship between art and activism in the Rio Grande Valley. The first artist we interviewed is Octo, who shares some insight about his upcoming exhibition, “Ghetto Superstar,” and his mission to destigmatize growing up in poverty.

Movimiento Fellowship: Towards an Aligned Mind

“Aligned Mind” showcases art by Cielo Zuniga, Ruby Delgado, and Savannah Muñoz as part of Trucha’s Movimiento Screen Printing Fellowship. The exhibition encourages self-observation and emotional connection as a means to work through trauma to help us continue the fight for liberation with aligned minds.

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