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Getty Images, photo by Michael Buckner
Getty Images, photo by Michael Buckner

Back to School Shopping Doesn’t Have to Break Your Budget

Back to school is getting closer and closer and parents are looking at their budget wondering where all the money is going to come from for back to school shopping. Many parents overspend when it comes to back to school because that’s what they have always done. The reality is you don’t have to.

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Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle
Getty Images, photo by Joe Raedle

Back to School Costs Going Up This Year

It looks like back to school costs are going to be higher this year. According to Huntington Bank’s ‘Back Pack Index’, parents can expect to pay 25 percent more this year than last. This is largest increase in the index’s six-year history.

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Beach Anderson
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon And Anderson On A Field Trip To Lincolnville Beach

He crept into our room yesterday morning at 5am and whispered "Mama, just wanted to tell you we have our field trip today."

Can you tell he was excited?

And who could blame him. So was I!

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Anderson reading
Photo by Sharon Buck

Sharon Buck’s Son Anderson’s 1st Grade Spelling Words

Last night after dinner, Anderson and I decided to work on his first grade spelling words. The teacher gives them out at the very beginning of the year and throughout the year the kids practice spelling them. We have been practicing a lot lately.

Being the INCREDIBLE reader he is, I thought he would do well.

But how well DID he do?

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Elvis Presley
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School Bans Musical Because Elvis’ Lyrics Are Too Sexual

Nearly forty years after his death, Elvis Presley is still getting some parents in Utah “All Shook Up” over lyrics they say are too sexual for students to perform in their high school musical. The complaints that ultimately led the school administration to ban the production.

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Watch Some Students Pull a Hilarious Prank on Their Principal

Here's a little gem from the TruTv reality show 'Principal's Office.' We aren't really sure how the principal thought it was going to go when he brought in two student "leaders" to ask them for help solving the school's "grinding" problem, but this seems about right.

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Lunch Lady Fired for Giving Free Lunches to Needy Student
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School Lunch Lady Fired for Giving Free Lunches to Needy Student

Given the time of year, you might think that helping the needy would be encouraged. But that's not what happened when 60-year-old school cafeteria worker Dianne Brame gave free lunches to a student who couldn't afford them. Instead, she was fired. 

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Student Startled Awake During Lecture

It's usually pretty easy to discreetly catch a few Z's during a college lecture. However, this kid was caught in the act thanks to his ferocious snoring and sudden upwards leap. Sitting in the front row certainly didn't help!

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Student Pulls Hilariously Awkward Staring Prank

You know how much we love pranks. We're not talking about the terrifying kind involving zombies; we're big fans of the innocent variety like posting a picture of a fake lotto ticket. These types of jokes are all in good fun, and they give us awesome ideas for our own everyday pranks. That's exactly why we're loving Pearce Murphy's shenanigans.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

The Augusta City Council Votes to Ban Smoking at School Bus Stops

It will now be illegal to light up a cigarette while waiting for your kids to get on a bus in Augusta. That was the outcome of a vote Thursday night from the Augusta City Council. City Councilor Dan Emery proposed the change after he received an email from parents of two children affected by an adult smoking at their bus stop.

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