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Post Back-to-School Pics on Twitter, Instagram with #BTSWMI, #BTSWestMI Hashtags; See Them Online with 100.5 The River

Summer vacation and the three-day Labor Day weekend are over as students head back to school across Michigan on Tuesday.

Share your pride about your students headed back to school on their first day of the 2014-2015 school year. Use the hashtags #btswmi or #btswestmi on Twitter or Instagram, and see those photos online at 100.5 The River.

We'll post those photos starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Adrian College Spends $500k On Security Upgrades

Students went back to class yesterday at Adrian College.  This year, Adrian College students will be even safer thanks to an investment made in the security system.

The school's Board of Trustees spent $500,000 in upgrades and added 100 video cameras around campus

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Mother of Sandy Hook Victim Writes Powerful Letter to Teachers

The mother of one of the 26 victims of 2012'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 Connecticut massacre, and her son was uninjured in the attack.

Her letter, which was posted on the Education Week website is powerful, gut-wrenching and encouraging all at once. Read it after the jump.

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Parents Rap “Baby Got Class” Video For Back To School

Do you remember that family who did the "Xmas Jammies" video last year? Kim and Penn Holderness are the parents and they're not quite ready for back to school, but they're happy to do a video and song about it, set to "Baby Got Back" from the early 90s

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Back-To-School Shoppers Research Online, Buy in Store

School is quickly approaching and it's time to get shopping.

A new report says most back-to-school shoppers research online, but buy in store.

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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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