Tag: education

School District mourns loss of longtime teacher

By PETE BANDA Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito School District has lost a longtime beloved kindergarten teacher.  Dr. C.M. Cash Elementary Teacher Patsy Moore dies this past weekend after serving with the district for over 15 years. According to San Benito School District Director of Communications Celia Longoria, Moore was a veteran teacher at …

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Super, board president on education reform

By HEATHER CATHLEEN COX Staff Writer Reporter@sbnewspaper.com According to statistics provided by Teach for America, only 12 percent of students in the Rio Grande Valley will obtain any type of degree within six years of their high school graduation. Teach for America is an American nonprofit organization whose mission is to “eliminate educational inequity by enlisting …

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Academics cited among district goals in new year

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com Interim superintendent Dr. Ismael Cantu has not been with the San Benito Consolidated Independent School District long, but he already has a number of goals for 2014, which he hopes will have long-term positive effects. “Mostly, it’s goals related to instruction and education, which is why we’re here,” …

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DOLLY THE SHELTER? Ramirez: Southwest Key to house over 100 kids at old hospital

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com Lead Regional Trainer Kevin Ramirez of Southwest Key Programs said on Tuesday, Feb. 26, that an “unaccompanied minors shelter” will soon open at the former Dolly Vinsant Memorial Hospital property in San Benito. Southwest Key is a nonprofit organization with national reach that, according to the program’s website overview, …

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CONSIDER THIS: Give Atoms For Peace a Chance

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Managing Editor editor@sbnewspaper.com There’s plenty wrong with this city. Some people are rude, others scheme and there are those who lie so often that they’ve forgotten how to tell the truth. Among their most significant accomplishments include widening a rift that’s divided the community. Congratulations. Sadly, the people I’m referring to are …

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: US Rep. Vela educates students about congressional role

By JOE BOCANEGRA Special to the NEWS Congressman Filemon Vela visited with the students and staff of Dr. Raul Garza, Jr. Elementary School in San Benito on Wednesday morning. The visit was to introduce him to the students as well as offer a brief lesson in the government process. “I think it’s important to educate …

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