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Good or Bad Idea? Some Michigan High Schools Now Have Late Start [Poll]

It's been a topic of discussion for years - should high schoolers have a later start time? There's positives and negatives to both sides of the discussion but a school district in Michigan has now changed the game leaving it up to the student...

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Kids in Michigan Aren’t Required to Attend Kindergarten, But That Could Soon Change

A new bill that's been introduced in the Michigan legislature would not only require all Michigan kids to attend kindergarten, it would also require all schools to offer full-day kindergarten.

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Do You Live in Kent County? You Could Go to Italy for FREE!

Did I mention its for an entire month?!

You could spend a whole month in Perugia, Italy learning Italian for FREE. So what's the catch...

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ArtPrize Issues Statement on Trump, Refugees, Free Speech, Education

As controversy continues to surround the Trump administration's policies and ideas, ArtPrize says they are "compelled to speak out" and has issued a statement sharing the mission and guiding principles of ArtPrize.

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Newly Sworn-In Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Addresses Staff At The Education Department
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Sales of ‘Not My President’ Candy Bars Spike After Betsy DeVos Confirmation

Some protesters are trading picket signs for chocolate.

"Not My President" candy bars saw an increase in sales after Betsy DeVos become Education Secretary. 

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Substitute Teachers are Desperately Needed in Michigan

Michigan is facing a shortage of substitute teachers and it's having a direct affect on schools.

The Detroit Free Press says the lack of substitute teachers,
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ITT Technical Institute Shutting Down After Financial Aid Ban

As of today, Tuesday September 6th, all ITT Technical Institute campuses are shut down.

Also, effective immediately, about 8,000 employees will lose their jobs...

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SAT College Exams To Undergo Major Changes
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Two Grand Rapids Schools Make ‘Top 10′ for SAT Scores in MI

This past spring marked the first time that Michigan high school juniors had to take the SAT's. Prior to, it's always been the ACT's, But the results for the first SAT scores in Michigan have been released by the Department of Education...

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Back-to-School 2014: Check Out #BTSWMI, #BTSWestMI Photos from Twitter, Instagram Right Here

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

Use the hashtags #btswmi or #btswestmi on Twitter or Instagram with your back-to-school pictures from greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Let's show our pride pictorially about our students, children and kids.

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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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