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Brownsville ISD to receive $10 million to fund TIA raises over five years

The Texas Education Agency has awarded new Teacher Incentive Allotments to 778 Brownsville Independent School District teachers, bringing the number covered by the excellence program from 32 to 810.

New era sets in for La Joya ISD as TEA officially takes over school...

LA JOYA — A special school board meeting here ushered in a new era as a TEA-appointed school board and acting superintendent were welcomed to the district through public comments.

Valley school districts boosted test scores last year

HARLINGEN — The state’s new report cards show the Rio Grande Valley’s biggest school districts boosted their test scores over the previous year’s grades, while most posted slightly lower grades than the Texas average.

La Joya ISD hopes ‘proactive measures’ influence board of managers decision

La Joya ISD and the Texas Education Agency met with Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath in a hearing Wednesday at the TEA headquarters in Austin for the next step in the appeal process regarding the recommendation to replace the school board with a board of managers.

TEA decision on potential takeover of La Joya ISD board looms

The State Office of Administrative Hearings last Thursday released its findings over an appeal from the La Joya Independent School District, which stemmed from the special investigation by the Texas Education Agency.

La Joya school district fires back at TEA after intervention hearing

An attorney for the La Joya school district has doubled down and expanded on his criticism of a state investigation that could lead to a potential intervention there.

La Joya ISD accuses TEA witnesses of providing ‘unfounded’ and ‘false’ testimony

La Joya ISD issued a statement from attorney Jerry “Jaime” Muñoz Tuesday denouncing a hearing on potential Texas Education Agency intervention at the district held earlier this week, along with criticizing the investigation that preceded it.

Board President Cantu in the spotlight at La Joya TEA hearing

Current La Joya ISD Board President Alex Cantu found himself — along with $271,525 in nonprofit money he could scarcely remember earning — very much in the spotlight at a hearing Monday that could determine whether the Texas Education Agency appoints a board of managers at the school district.

TEA chief praises Valley schools during Brownsville visit

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath said he chose the Brownsville Independent School District for his first visit of the 2023-2024 school year because BISD is one of the top three preforming public school districts in Texas.

La Joya ISD board to talk superintendent post despite potential state takeover

The La Joya ISD board will discuss Wednesday superintendent applicants and may name a lone finalist for the position, although three trustees have already described appointing a superintendent this month as potentially irresponsible and criticized the district’s superintendent search.