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Texas Workforce donates over $250,000 to PSJA for Foster Youth Dropout Prevention Program

Texas Workforce donated more than $290,000 to the Foster Youth Dropout Prevention Program at the PSJA School District on Tuesday. According to the Texas Education Agency, nearly 27 thousand students in foster care attend Texas Public Schools, the percentage of students in foster care who drop out is more than three times those who live with their biological families. The funds will cover any necessities for high school students. It also covers college tuition...

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Fox News Special Report: First Lady Laura Bush visits PSJA Elementary to kick off program

  First Lady Laura Bush visited Geraldine Palmer Elementary in Pharr to celebrate her “Texans by Nature” program teaming up with the Lower Rio Grande Valley Learning Landscape Collaborative and naming them a Conservation Wrangler. “Television, I-pad, or I-phone, see our parents when we were little said, go outside and play and that’s what were hoping your parents would do to you too,” said The First Lady to students. “It’s in our nature to practice good stewardship of our precious wildlife and natural resources, our relationship with the outdoors is a integral part of what it means to be a...

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Experts warn parents to watch for behavior changes in teens

Experts are urging parents to develop and keep open communication with their children after a high school student attempted to take his life in front of his classmates. It is still unknown why PSJA high school student attempted to take his own life. Experts say this can be prevented. There are warning signs that parents and teachers should always look for to decide if children are in need of help. “They need to pay attention to those kinds of behaviors that they didn’t present before to shed some light about what’s going on. What they are not telling them...

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Student Pours Gas On Self During Class

PSJA (KFXV) — A high school student was transported to a local hospital after he doused himself with gasoline in front of his classmates. It happened during a morning fine arts class, we’ve been told he intended to set himself on fire. Thanks to a quick response from fellow classmates, he did not cause harm to himself or others. Faculty members and students secured the area and that part of the building was evacuated.  The San Juan Fire and Police Departments and EMS immediately responded. The spilled gas was removed and the area was ventilated. School administration called parents to...

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