1. A Scholastic survey found that 58% of 6- to 17-year-olds believe they will always want to read books printed on paper even if e-books are available.
  2. Pennsylvania’s pension program is underfunded by a combined $41 billion.
  3. Overall, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) interest has risen 21% in the past 9 years.
  4. Nationwide, science and engineering jobs are expected to grow from 7.4 million in 2012 to 8.6 million in 2018.
  5. Currently, there are about 6,000 charter schools education some 2.3 million students in 42 states and D.C.