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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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Pixland/ThinkStock
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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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Rafal Olkis, ThinkStock
Rafal Olkis, ThinkStock
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West Michigan Students Ride Bicycles for Bike to School Day

Thousands of students across Michigan, from over 150 schools, participated in the third annual Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 7.

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School Bans Girl Who Shaves Head in Support of Cancer-Stricken Friend [VIDEO]

What started out as an act of compassion has turned into a heated controversy.

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Controversial Policy Bars Children From Bringing Bagged Lunch to School Without Doctor’s Note [POLL]

A school in Richmond, Virginia has recently started enforcing a new rule that has parents up in arms. Following instructions laid out by the federal government, children are not allowed to bring their own bagged lunch to school without a note from a physician.

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Should Students Have A 4-Day School Week? [Poll]

The popularity of the 4-day school week is growing across the country.

Learn some of the arguments for and against a 4-day school week, then let us know if you'd like to see a 4-day school week at your kids' school.

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Streeter Lecka, Getty Images
Streeter Lecka, Getty Images
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Would You Finish Your College Degree If You Signed A $6 Million Contract? [Poll]

Here's a dilemma we'd all love to have.

If you left college early for a huge payday, would you return for your final year of school to earn your degree?

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enokson, flickr
enokson, flickr
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Family Secret Revealed Through First Grade Project

Summer has arrived and kids are enjoying a well-deserved break from homework...and I am enjoying a break from controversy.

Towards the end of the school year my 6-year-old daughter brought home a small project from school which contained a big surprise.

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Category: Family / Kids, NL Tags:
eraphernaliavillage, flickr
eraphernaliavillage, flickr
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Zero-Tolerance School Policies – How Would You Apply Them? [Poll]

Zero-tolerance school policies draw a lot of attention, especially when school officials are forced to make a decision between following the "zero-tolerance" policy and simply applying common sense.

We've gathered some examples of controversial zero-tolerance policy decisions and want to know what you would have done.

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Girl, 13, Suspended for Bringing Butter Knife to Cut Fruit at Lunch

A butter knife is causing some major controversy in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Yes, a butter knife.

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finding josephine, flickr
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How Many Snow Days Should Schools Be Required To Make Up? [Poll]

After a slow start, we've seen our share of snow this winter.

West Michigan students have seen their share of snow days too.

How many snow days should schools be required to make up?

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Carlos Alvarez, Getty Images
Carlos Alvarez, Getty Images
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Should Students Wear Uniforms? [Poll]

School uniforms always spark debate.

There are many arguments both for and against:  cost, effect on behavior, and effect on individuality are just a few.

Should students wear uniforms?

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