Education, Back to School Feature Package

Aug 19, 2015, 05:05 ET from PR Newswire Association LLC

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The following feature package is a roundup of feature stories dealing with education and back to school and is appropriate for special sections and for general use. 

For each story included in this package, you will find the first paragraph of the feature release below, as well as its headline linked to the full text.

This is the latest in a series of topical feature packages PRN will carry as part of its regular Feature News Service.  Coming up in 2015 are features on:

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Distribution Date

Women's Issues


Aug. 20

Military & Veterans


Aug. 26

Arts & Culture


Aug. 27

Hispanic Heritage Month


Sept. 3



Sept. 17

Education, Back to School Feature Package

1. Parents Grade Back to School Tech Deals Better Than Black Friday

BELOIT, Wis., July 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --, where millions of deal hunters go to stack coupons with cash back, announced results of its annual Back to School Survey (*TNS) which reveals 9 in 10 parents plan to spend the same or more than last year shopping for back to school needs. Parents shared views on when students need to have their own smartphones and what brands and back to school items their kids want most. They also rank Back to School sales ahead of Black Friday for finding the best tablet and laptop deals.

2. Five Tips for Turning Students into Published Authors This School Year

LONDON, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Educators have come to realize that when students create work for an audience wider than their teacher, they are more engaged. With iPads and creative apps becoming more prominent in classrooms, there are more opportunities for student to publish their work and flex their creative muscles.

3. Back To School … Back To Bullying Prevention With STOMP Out Bullying™

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- STOMP Out Bullying™ announces its fourth consecutive partnership with Bon-Ton Stores Inc. for the Seventh Annual BLUE SHIRT DAY® WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION to kickoff National Bullying Prevention Awareness month during October. The BLUE SHIRT DAY® WORLD DAY OF BULLYING PREVENTION is an initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™ to combat bullying and cyberbullying.

4. Bring a celebrity to school by showing your calculator love

DALLAS, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Across the country, students are showing their love for their favorite Texas Instruments (TI) calculator. A new contest on social media encourages students and teachers to submit a photo or video showing why they love their TI calculator for a chance to win a classroom visit from Mayim Bialik, neuroscientist and star of the hit comedy "The Big Bang Theory." The grand prize winner will also receive a classroom set of 30 TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculators, TI's brand new calculator for back to school 2015.

5. Trend of Fewer Back-to-School Shoppers Continues in 2015

DENVER, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- An ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group® and M/A/R/C Research shows that retailers will continue to see the number of back-to-school shoppers in their stores drop. Last year, the data showed 36 percent of shoppers would not be shopping back-to-school and this year the study is showing a 7 percent increase in those not shopping for back-to-school. With fewer shoppers to compete for, retailers and brands will be challenged to focus that much harder on differentiating themselves and outperforming the competition to win over existing back-to-school shoppers.

6. Superstar Rob Gronkowski Introduces Kids Foot Locker's Back-to-School Campaign

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kids Foot Locker, part of New York-based specialty athletic retailer Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), today debuted "Grown-ups," a new spot featuring star tight end Rob Gronkowski. The national television campaign supports the back-to-school shopping season as students begin stocking up on new sneakers, apparel and gear.

7. Lands' End Kids Makes Back-to-School Time Quality. Time.

DODGEVILLE, Wis., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the waning days of summer, Lands' End Kids makes it easy to squeak out more family time by making shopping for quality back-to-school items easy and convenient.  While the littler ones have been playing with their sidewalk chalk, the experts at Lands' End Kids have designed an entirely new back-to-school collection that's filled with on-trend style, personality and quality.

8. Your Child's Next Homework Assignment Just Might Be "Play More Video Games"

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the new school year beginning, some children may be reluctant to get back into the swing of the classroom after a summer that included lots of time playing computer games. But there's good news for them: according to new research by neuroscientist Dr. Bruce Wexler of Yale University, students don't have to give up all computer games once they get back to school.

9. TaxSlayer Shares Top 10 Savings Tips for College Students

EVANS, Ga., Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- An estimated 21 million* college students will flood campuses across the country chasing dreams and entering what's often considered the best years of their lives. While college can be one of the most enjoyable experiences in a person's life, it can also be one of the most expensive. The graduating class of 2015 left college with a Bachelor's degree and an average $35,000 in student debt – with 71 percent of these students financing their education via a student loan.*


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