My, how summertime flies! Can you believe we already have to say goodbye to the beach, surf and sand, and move on to books and backpacks? Sigh. Thankfully SlideShare users have shared their insights on Back-to-School to help you get on track. Whether you’re a teacher, retailer, student or parent, here’s what you need to know this school year.
Back-to-School By the Numbers
Did you know 480,000 yellow school buses drive kids to school every day? Or that the average pencil can write up to 450,000 words? Impress your friends with these fun facts:
The Business of Back-to-School
Going back-to-school isn’t just for students — it’s a boom for many businesses, too. Back-to-school is the second largest retail season, behind the winter holidays: Back-to-school spending reached $72.5 billion in 2013. For the marketers and retailers, here’s how you can get the most bang for your buck this school year: