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Friday Rant: Don’t Slip And Fall In Ignorance

I’m typically pretty opinionated about things, yes I use to be one of those people who would spout off on Facebook about something before ever knowing the facts. Yes, I was even one of those people who would stop at a headline and form an opinion from there, an ignorant opinion. Let me tell you, ignorance is not bliss. Not even close to it. Ignorance is dangerous.

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GRPD Launching ‘Police Explorer Program’ For Interested Young Adults

If your children have ever expressed interest in a career as a police officer, the Grand Rapids Police Department now has a way for teens, and young adults, to experience life as a police officer.

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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 Channel 95.7

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 withChannel 95.7.

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

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Thinkstock/ Chad Mcdermott
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Can You Pass A High School Pop Quiz?

I got a C! That is the BARELY passing grade I got in a few classes when I checked out my senior year.

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Getty Images/ ONOKY - Brooke Auchincloss
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Kindergarten Students Need To Focus On College And Career? [Video]

That's why one school decided to cancel an end of the year school play.

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Did Your Teacher Ever Go Crazy? [Video]

We've all had that one teacher who either went crazy, or was crazy. What's your story?

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Getty Images/ Thomas Holton
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Girl Banned From School For Shaving Her Head [Video]

Spoiler: The 9-year-old shaved her head to show support to her 11-year-old friend who is fighting cancer.

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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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Grand Valley State University has Three Fulbright Scholars

Hearty Congratulations to Grand Valley State University, tied for second place in a ranking of faculty Fulbright Scholars among Master’s institutions, compiled by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Is College Worth It? (Video)

Not going to college really wasn't an option in my family. It's what you did after high school. We all grew up hearing that college was the way to succeed- to get a good job, to make more money. But in today's economy, does that still ring true? With the brutal job market and student loan debt now surpassing credit card debt in the US, is college still a good investment?

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Black River High in Holland is top school in Michigan!
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Top West Michigan Schools For Your Kids

A Holland charter school is ranked first in the state for a top notch education for your kids.

Over the Memorial Weekend, The Washington Post released its annual list of top schools in the country and ranked Black River High -- a charter school -- the best in the state!

Four other West Michigan high schools also got the nod including: Forest Hills Central (18th); East Grand Rapids, (23rd); Lowell, (29th); and Jenison, (34th).

Click here for more details.

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