Buckle Up for Back-to-School: Navigating The Biggest Event of the Fall

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:

A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving the School Year
Don’t forget the teachers — we couldn’t survive without them! But how do teachers survive the school year — much less succeed — themselves? This teacher provides her tips for a top school year:

  • http://beabetterblogger.com Kevin Duncan

    Back when I was a teacher, this time of the year was the worst. Summer seemed to fly by in a nanosecond. But the school year? The school year drags on and on and on! :-)