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    What questions do you have for our interview with author Elizabeth Gilbert?

    By erodriguez in School Daze

    We'll be visiting with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the popular book "Eat, Pray, Love" later tonight for a quick conversation about her book, life and the Hollywood version of her story. Personally, I'm a bit smitten by her world travels ...

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    Spotlight kindness, above-and-beyond actions in schools

    By erodriguez in School Daze

    You can throw out that apple, teacher’s pet. A spotlight recognition in the Sunday paper just might make an educator’s day instead. Students and parents, do you know an instructor who’s gone beyond his or her duties to make a ...

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    Cyberbullying

    By erodriguez in School Daze

    It might start with a couple of aggravating wall posts, then spiral into taunts, threats or tears, and it all happens outside the guides of school officials or adult supervision. The newest and most innovative way bullies are attacking their ...

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    Watching Obama

    By erodriguez in School Daze

    President Obama will make his second back-to-school address to school children tomorrow about noon our time. Children in the Victoria school district are required to have a form signed giving permission for them watch the address. Those who do not ...

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    Back to School

    By erodriguez in School Daze

    Let the mad-crazy pillaging of Wal-Marts, grocery stores and Dollar King back-to-school aisles begin. We're less than three weeks from the start of the year for most area schools. It's an exciting time to be the education reporter in Victoria. ...

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    Dressed for school?

    By erodriguez in School Daze

    The new VISD dress code will bring changes for parents and students shopping plans in the next few weeks. As the education reporter I'm interested in seeing how the new code will impact school clothes shopping plans. What kinds of ...

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    Advocate Interview with PBS' Jim Lehrer

    By erodriguez in School Daze

    Friday morning I'll be interviewing perhaps one of the most well-known personalities to come out of Victoria. Every evening millions watch the PBS NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, a Victoria college alumnus, who will be speaking Friday evening at the Korean ...

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    Live Coverage of National Spelling Bee

    By erodriguez in School Daze

    Pauline Negrete, an Edna fifth grader, is one of the next 20 spellers to compete in Round Three of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. at 3:38 p.m. Thursday. The pressure these kids are under is intense. You ...

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    On a mission?

    By erodriguez in School Daze

    It's that time of year again when church and religious groups will pack their bags and head out of the country for medical, evangelical or volunteer mission work. I know there are a number of worthwhile and positive projects many ...

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    Reflections of a young journalist after one year

    By erodriguez in School Daze

    Sunday's Faith Academy graduations meant more to me than just watching a bunch of teenagers pat each other on the back while the family camera was rolling. No, this family-filled, faith-based, screaming and prayerful event was personal. This same event ...

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