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5 Things for Kids to do During Christmas Break in Grand Rapids

Kids are always excited for snow days and time off from school, but finding fun and affordable things to do throughout Christmas break can be challenging.

Check our list of fun things to do over Christmas break in Grand Rapids and make it a fun vacation for the whole family.

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Four West Michigan Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon Recognition

Schools in Byron Center, East Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Hudsonville are among a select group being honored as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Thirteen schools in Michigan earned the honor along with a total of 279 public and 50 private schools nationwide.

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Schools in Ohio Close Friday Morning Because of a Clown Threat [Video]

Several schools in Reading, Ohio are closed today because of a clown threat.

WXYZ Detroit reports that the decision was made by the Superintendent of the school district after being contacted by detectives regarding the incident...

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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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It’s Time to Put Education Ahead of Michigan’s Tourism Industry

Many Michigan public school students are back at school this week. Others will return after Labor Day as required by law in Michigan without a waiver.

The post-Labor Day law was created ten years ago to benefit Michigan's tourism industry.

As more days are added to the school year, it's time to waive the post-Labor Day requirement for all schools and put the education of Michigan students ahead of the interests of the tourism industry.

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Allendale, Belding and Wyoming Schools Among Michigan’s Healthiest

West Michigan schools are among 38 in Michigan being recognized for bringing healthy food, activities and lifestyles to their students.

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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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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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