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Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Writes Powerful Letter to Teachers

The mother of one of the 26 victims of last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has written a powerful letter to the teachers of America. Nebla Marquez-Greene had two children attending Sandy Hook Elementary that day. Her daughter, 6-year-old Ana Grace, was killed in the massacre, but her son was uninjured in the attack. Her letter, which was posted on the Education Week website is powerful, and gut-wrenching, and encouraging all in one. Read it after the jump.

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GRPS Hosting Back to School Celebration Tonight

Grand Rapids Public Schools is hosting its annual Back to School Celebration tonight, Wednesday, August 7, at John Ball Park from 3-7pm. This exciting event brings together GRPS students, their families, and prospective families to get ready for the coming school year.

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How Much Did You Spend On Back To School Shopping? [Poll]

The kids are back at school bringing with them lots of supplies:  pencils, folders, calculators, backpacks, shoes, clothes, etc.  Sales and coupons are nice, but it only helps so much at back to school time.

Before the next credit card statement arrives take our anonymous poll...

How much did you spend on back to school shopping?

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Bullying! Teach Kids To Fight Back Without Throwing A Punch

It's a concept that focuses on building confidence and self esteem.  It's kind of like this, I think; If you know you can destroy someone if you need to, you don't really need to prove that to anyone any longer

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Labor Day Weekend. Last blast of summer, then...back to school. I remember my last weekend before college. I must have been asked a thousand times what I would be majoring in. Stock answer back then was hockey.

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Back To School Checklist. Handle Crazy Roommates

All week, we've been trying to help cope with the stress of back to school. From shopping to preparing for change, we hope our series of posts have been helpful. Sometimes it is good to just have a plan, a checklist if you w

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Save Money On Back To School

You can't have back-to-school without back to school shopping. I didn't know, but back to school shopping is the second biggest retail time of the year. Another in our series of tips on back-to-school, saving money.

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Back To School. It Is All About Organization

Isn't it easier when everything is where it is supposed to be. I often tell my kids it takes less time to hang up their clothes, pick up their mess than it does to throw stuff around the house. Organization is the key

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Kids And The Internet

With the new school year getting under way, parents are expressing concerns about Internet safety as well as their children's cyber behavior. Nearly 90-percent of those taking part in a new Awareness Technologies poll say they've discussed Internet safety with their kids, but 40-percent admit they don't know if cyberbullying is an issue at their children's school

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The Stress Of Back To School.

Tuesday morning. Another post in our series on getting ready for the school year. What about the stress of going back. Stress on kids and mom and dad. Good luck.

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How To Get Kids Ready For Back To School

All week we'll be posting suggestions from various sources on preparing kids, and parents, for back to school.
Today, we'll focus on routine.

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Why No Michigan Tax Holiday

School starts soon. Let the spending begin. Not only do I have back-to-school clothes shopping to worry about, I also have back-to-sports spending.

We have hockey and football players in the house

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