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Back-to-school spending to hit $26.5 billion

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The survey found the average family with kids in kindergarten to 12th grade will spend just more than $669. (Source: CNN) The survey found the average family with kids in kindergarten to 12th grade will spend just more than $669. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - A survey by the National Retail Federation found people will spend about $26.5 billion on back-to-school items for the upcoming school year.

This comes as summer vacations are winding down in parts of the country and students are getting ready to head back to class.

The survey found the average family with kids in kindergarten to 12th grade will spend just more than $669 on things such as supplies, clothing and electronics.

The survey found families with high school students will spend the most, while those with elementary school students will spend the least.

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