This season’s must-have items for kids heading back to school

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KANSAS City, Mo. –  As kids head back to school they’re no longer looking for just functional items, they’re looking for things that are trendy, too. According to the National Retail Federation`s annual back-to-school survey last year, the average family with children enrolled in grades kindergarten through high school planned to spend $669.28. Beth Freeman from Staples shared some of this year’s hottest back to school items.

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