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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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Want to Study Abroad? Grand Valley State University Might be Your Answer

What?  Study abroad at Grand Valley?  You're kidding, right?

Nope, not close.  Grand Valley State University ranks fifth in the nation for the number of students who participate in study abroad programs, according to the Institute of International Education.

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City High, Jenison, And Spring Lake Lead West Michigan In U.S. News’ High School Rankings

Educational rankings are never perfect.  In fact, they are often controversial.  Still, they remain a useful tool.

A number of West Michigan schools have done well in the U.S. News rankings which were just released today.

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MEAP Scores Released – See How Your School Scored

Today, the Michigan Department of Education released MEAP test scores from fall of 2012.

The Michigan Education Assessment Program report provides results for public schools from grades 3 - 9.

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Be Part of a Brighter Future With GRPS Tonight!

Tonight, January 29th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Middle School, 851 Madison Ave. NW, all parents and families are invited the the School Choice Expo.

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Five States Set to Expand Classroom Hours by 300 Hours

Earlier this week, five states announced plans to add a minimum of 300 extra hours to molding young minds in the classroom next year in hopes of strengthening the American student performance.

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Fun With Writing…Really BAD Writing

One of our daughters, Alissa Vidro, married to Matt,is an English teacher at Allendale High School.  She love her work and her students.  She loves being in the classroom, helping them grow as they become adults and prepare them for the real world.

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Grand Valley State University has Three Fulbright Scholars

Hearty Congratulations to Grand Valley State University, tied for second place in a ranking of faculty Fulbright Scholars among Master’s institutions, compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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All-Day Kindergarten Coming to Forest Hills and Rockford Schools

We knew it was coming, all-day kindergarten, but we weren't sure when.  Now we know, at least for Rockford and Forest Hills public schools.

Full-day kindergarten will begin in the 2012-2013 school year.

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Kenowas Hills High School Partners with Davenport University

Educational strides are being made at Kenowa Hills High School.  They have teamed up with Davenport University to offer students an opportunity to earn a free Associate Degree.

That's right, free!

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Is Cursive Obsolete?

Who uses cursive nowadays?

The strange squiggly writing that gave us headaches in the third grade is still puzzling youngsters today. The difference is that now almost no correspondence is in cursive anymore.

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iPad teaches even “little ones!”

How's that "little one" of yours doing these days.  Playing, crawling, babbling.....reading?

You know, there have been a number of strange tactics employed when it comes to teaching babies and toddlers all there is to know about numbers, shapes and letters. So when Utah dad Mike Wilson decided to purchase an iPad for his two-year-old son Bridger to assist with that very job, it was only a little strange.

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