BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Effective back-to-school shopping isn't measured in packs of pens and reams of paper that will be gone in the first month, but in the goods built to last until graduation day.As families flock to Target (TGT - Get Report), Walmart (WMT - Get Report), Kohls, Staples (SPLS) and other stores to part with the $604.40 the National Retail Federation predicts they'll spend this year on back-to-school stuff, nearly half of their haul will consist of electronics and big-budget supplies. Though the K-12 crowd will contribute roughly $21 billion, collegians will accumulate about $55 billion in goods.
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