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Things Michiganders Say as Summer Comes to an End

It's a rough time for most Michiganders as summer comes to an end, but there are some things worth looking forward to!

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Back to School Bash Planned for this Thursday in Grand Rapids!

One last "hoorah" before the kids go back to school!

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Do You Think Schools In Michigan Start Too Early? [Poll]

More and more schools in Michigan are starting before Labor Day, despite the law that technically makes it illegal for schools to do so.  Schools can apply for waivers to the law in order to start class in August, and this year a record number of schools applied...

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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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Did a Missouri Shopping Mall Make the Worst TV Commercial Ever?

When my brother and I were kids, we used to call every local commercial we saw a "fake commercial". Apparently we were production snobs and anything that had questionable lighting, bad acting, and poor camera work, we deemed "fake". Well, this Back to School shopping commercial made by East Hills Mall in St. Joseph Misouri has all those things. Plus awkward singing! And beat-boxing!

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