EducationOnly 36% of American eighth-grade students were reading at a grade-proficient level in 2017. Rates were higher in northeastern
Active ShootersThe mass shootings on Aug. 3 in El Paso, Texas and Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio, and the shooting the previous week in Gilroy,
Energy and ClimateIndividual Americans use less energy than they did in 1980, from 344 million BTUs per capita to 301 million in 2017 (Fig. 125).