Tag: Education

Donna ISD Partners with VAC to Fight STDs

DONNA (KFXX) — Local statistics of HIV infections prompt experts and school personnel to unite in providing education and support for teens more than ever before. Oscar Lopez, Director of Education at the Valley AIDS Council, said, “Right now, we get four new HIV infections in the Valley every week, and every nine days, that infected person is a teenager.” The Donna Independent School District is the first in the Valley to enter into an agreement with the Valley AIDS Council (VAC) to offer awareness presentations in an effort to prevent students from acquiring HIV, AIDS, or other sexually...

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Texas Workforce Commission Awards $92,000 Grant to La Joya ISD Academy of Health Science Professions

La Joya, TX – On September 29, 2016, The La Joya ISD Academy of Health Science Professions received a JET (Jobs and Education for Texans) grant from the Texas Workforce Commission in the amount of $92,539.00. The grant is open to public community and technical colleges, and to independent school districts, for programs that focus on supporting new, emerging industries or high-demand occupations. For the LJISD Academy of Health Science Professions the grant will help purchase and install medical equipment to provide 214 students in the medical profession with training for nursing assistants. “With this contribution we will be...

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Abortion Re-education case presented to Mexico’s Supreme Court

MEXICO CITY (AP) — When Patricia Mendez miscarried in March 2015, she says police and detectives were called into the hospital ward to watch as she writhed in pain and expelled the dead, 20-week fetus. “I was naked, with just the robe they give you, and I had all of them around as I miscarried,” the 21-year-old recalled. “I was in a lot of pain, but nobody did anything. They just said, ‘Confess, you have committed the worst sin in the world.'” Eighteen of Mexico’s 32 states have passed so-called right-to-life measures that have drawn criticism from women’s rights...

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New Law Threatens Permanent Closure of Valley Ignite Charter Schools

A new law is threatening Ignite Charter Schools to shut their doors for good. More than one hundred teachers would be left jobless, and hundred of students displaced. A new law that went into effect last year is putting many ignite schools in danger of having to close their doors but school officials say they are not giving up. Ignite public schools were created for students who are seeking an alternative way to obtain a high school diploma, But after providing services for students seeking a second chance at a high school diploma, superintendent Fernando Gomez said he received...

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