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#GuzmanGrads: A College Counselor's Commitment to Student Success

In a recent Facebook post, Yvette Guzman, Director of College Counseling at IDEA Weslaco Pike College Preparatory, displayed what it truly means to support IDEA Public Schools scholars to and through college. She posted a heartfelt collage of the IDEA alumni who she once advised, who have since graduated from college and titled it #GuzmanGrads. 

Her inspiration for the post happened when Yvette was suddenly awakened in the middle of the night. 

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Hispanic Heritage Month: How IDEA Public Schools is Proudly Celebrating

In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week to recognize the rich culture and contributions of Americans who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. Just two decades later, lawmakers expanded the observance to a month long celebration, stretching from September 15 to October 15. 

Hispanic Heritage Month – like its shorter precursor – always starts on September 15, a historically significant day tha...

Yale University Presents Prestigious Educator Award to IDEA College Preparatory Brownsville teacher

IDEA Public Schools proudly sends our alumni to Ivy League universities every year to receive a stellar college education. This year, one Ivy League is not only welcoming one of our alumni as a college freshman, but is also recognizing a standout IDEA educator in the Rio Grande Valley.  

Andres Altamirano, an International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language Arts teacher at IDEA College Preparatory Brownsville, was recently recognized by the Yale University’s Office of Under...