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Published March 04, 2013, 03:25 PM

Grand Forks Kids "Spread the Word to End the Word"

Students in the Grand Forks School District are doing what they can to "spread the word to end the word." this week. Kids are making sure people know not to use the word "retarded".

Students in the Grand Forks School District are doing what they can to "spread the word to end the word." this week. Kids are making sure people know not to use the word "retarded".

There are assemblies and activities throughout the week at each school, including booths where students can pledge to stop using the "R" word. School officials say education is key and it's important to teach students how using the "R" word can hurt people and their families. For the past three years almost every school takes part in the national campaign.

Kids will also act out skits on how to talk to people about not using the "R" word and teachers will wear "Spread The Word" t-shirts.

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