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Prices for back-to-school shopping expected to increase this year

The back-to-school shopping season may be weeks away, but parents may want to get ready to pay higher prices on everything from clothing to notebooks.

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The back-to-school shopping season may be weeks away, but parents may want to get ready to pay higher prices on everything from clothing to notebooks.

The average spending per student is expected to be as much as $270, according to a survey by accounting firm KPMG. That's $20 more than last year.

Spending on preschool and college-bound students will go up the most, partially because more people are starting school in preschool and college after delaying plans last year.