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  1. In August 2012, Americans spent $8.5 billion on back-to-school clothes.
  2. Meanwhile, bookstore sales in August 2012 totaled $2 million.
  3. In fall 2010, 56 million students were projected to enroll in grades K-12. Starting a new school can be tough, so host an event to ease the transition for new students. Sign up for Senior Socials.
  4. In 2011, 52% of high school students held part-time positions throughout the year, while 20% worked full-time.
  5. Currently, there is 1 computer for every 4 students in elementary and secondary classrooms across the US. That’s a total of 14.2 million computers.

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  1. The crayon ranks #18 on the list of most recognizable scents, according to a study done by Yale University.
  2. Pencils are no longer made with lead, but with clay and graphites. So you’re not at risk for lead poisoning.
  3. Around 480,000 yellow school buses carry 25 million children to and from school every day.
  4. The school with the most students, City Montessori School, is located in Lucknow, India.
  5. 2.4% of children worldwide have “Didaskaleinophobia,” aka a fear of going to school.
  6. The average classroom pencil can write about 45,000 words!

Sources

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    "United States Census Bureau." Facts for Features: Back to School: 2013-2014. http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/newsroom/facts-for-features/2013/cb13ff-17_backtoschool.pdf (accessed February 10, 2015).

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    "United States Census Bureau." Facts for Features: Back to School: 2013-2014. http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/newsroom/facts-for-features/2013/cb13ff-17_backtoschool.pdf (accessed February 10, 2015).

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    "United States Census Bureau." Facts for Features: Back to School: 2010-2011. https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb10-ff14.html (accessed August 1, 2014).

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    "United States Census Bureau." Facts for Features: Back to School: 2013-2014.http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/newsroom/facts-for-features/2013/cb13ff-17_backtoschool.pdf (accessed February 10, 2015).

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    "United States Census Bureau." Facts for Features — Back to School: 2011-2012. http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11-ff15.html (accessed August 1, 2014).

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    "Time for School..." RFMS- Systems for Success. http://www.rfms.com/time-for-school/ (accessed February 11, 2015).

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    "20 Things You Didn’t Know About Pencils." Discover Magazine. http://discovermagazine.com/2007/may/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-pencils (accessed August 1, 2014).

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    "Environmental Benefits." - American School Bus Council. http://www.americanschoolbuscouncil.org/issues/environmental-benefits (accessed August 1, 2014).

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    "Welcome to the World’s Biggest School | TIME.com." NewsFeed Welcome to the Worlds Biggest School Comments. http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/10/15/welcome-to-the-worlds-biggest-school/ (accessed August 1, 2014)

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    "Didaskaleinophobia (School Phobia)." Didaskaleinophobia (School Phobia). http://www.panic-anxiety.com/phobias/didaskaleinophobia/ (accessed August 1, 2014).

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    "20 Things You Didn’t Know About Pencils." Discover Magazine. http://discovermagazine.com/2007/may/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-pencils (accessed August 1, 2014).

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