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I’m No English Major, But…

Look I'm the first one to give people a break. No one is perfect. But there are some things that should just be done correctly. Am I wrong?

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Grand Rapids Schools Make Newsweek’s Top List!

If you have lived in the area for any length of time, you know where the good school districts are. East Grand Rapids and Rockford are always near the top of the list. Newsweek magazine (or for you in high school, Newsweek.com) agrees.

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ArtPrize 2014: Grand Rapids Public Schools Students’ Artwork on Display

Twenty student artists from Grand Rapids Public Schools are competing to have their energy-related artwork highlighted during ArtPrize.

The competition is a collaboration of Consumers Energy, Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and the City of Grand Rapids.

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Record Enrollment at GVSU

Student enrollment at Grand Valley State University has hit record numbers.

This fall, GVSU will welcome 4,226 first-year students and 25,094 total students, both are records.

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#BTSWMI: ‘SchoolHouse Rock’ Is Back This Sunday!

It's another case of WFGR Retrovision! If you grew up in a certain time, to say "SchoolHouse Rock" the words immediately conjure up the songs and pictures of the 1970s.

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PHOTO: ABC-TV
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Jojo’s Top Five ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ Songs of All Time

ABC has announced they will air a special this coming Sunday celebrating the Emmy Award winning "Schoolhouse Rock" songs that used to air on Saturday mornings.

The show claims they will settle once and for all the question of which is the best "Schoolhouse Rock" song of all time. There's no need for that, because this morning I already decided which were the best five "Schoolhouse Rock" songs of all time. 

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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 at WFGR

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 WFGR.

We'll post those photos starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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Photo by George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images
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Being Drunk Is No Excuse

You may want to think twice next time you blame alcohol for your bad behavior, because according to new research, that excuse doesn’t fly anymore.  It seems excessive drinking doesn’t actually impair our ability to control ourselves, it just makes us care a lot less about the stupid things we do.

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PHOTO: Student Advancement Foundation
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Wee Difference For August: Grand Rapids’ Student Advancement Foundation [Video]

The new school year is almost upon us again (yup, the summer went THAT fast).

For August, we're highlighting the Student Advancement Foundation and its contributions to Grand Rapids Public Schools as making a wee difference.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools to Lay Off 90 People

The Grand Rapids Public Schools district is looking to trim the budget down, and with that comes layoffs.

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Michael Krinke, ThinkStock
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Michigan High School Graduation Requirements Have Changed

Today, Gov. Rick Snyder signed two bills that change the requirements to graduate high school in the State of Michigan.

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