Hot Topics Recap: Back to School 2016

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following are the latest Back to School 2016 news releases and story
ideas for reporters, bloggers and media outlets:

FARMINGTON, Conn.–Primacy
and Wearsafe Team Up To Keep Female College Students Safe

Source: Wearsafe

CINCINNATI–P&G
to Webcast Presentation from the Barclays Back-to-School Consumer
Conference, September 8
Source: Procter & Gamble

TACOMA, Wash.–Back
to School for Insight School of Washington Students Means Powering Up
the Computer
Source: Insight School of Washington

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–New
Mexico McDonald’s® Welcome K–8th Grade Students Back to School with
Free, Wholesome Breakfast from 6-9 A.M. on Sept. 7
Source:
McDonald’s of New Mexico

DULUTH, Ga.–National
Vision Inc. Announces 2016 College Scholarship Recipients

Source: National Vision Inc.

DENVER–Chipotle
Quenches Students’ Thirst with Free Drink Promotion
Source:
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.

DURHAM, N.C.–TransLoc
Expands to Support Safer Campuses Across 87 Universities

Source: TransLoc

DULLES, Va.–5
Tips for Back-to-School Night: Put Parents at Ease around EdTech

Source: Verite Educational Systems Inc.

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.–Back
to School Means Powering up the Computer
Source: Insight
Schools of California

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.–California
Virtual Academy @ Sonoma Welcomes Students Back to School

Source: California Virtual Academy @ Sonoma

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.–Students
Head Back to School by Staying Home
Source: California
Virtual Academy @ Maricopa

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.–Back
to School Means Powering up the Computer
Source: California
Virtual Academy @ Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO–National
PTA and LifeLock Help Parents with Back-To-School To-Do List with “The
Smart Talk”
Source: LifeLock, Inc.

OAKLAND, Calif.–Back
to School: Turnitin Releases Free Teaching Resources on Effective
Feedback in Writing and Plagiarism Awareness
Source: Turnitin

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.–Virtual
Academies Welcome Students for the 2016–2017 School Year

Source: California Virtual Academies

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–Staples
Makes Back-to-School Shopping Virtually Effortless
Source:
Staples, Inc.

PHILADELPHIA–Comcast
Announces 3 Million Low-Income Americans Have Crossed the Digital Divide
Through Its Internet Essentials Program
Source: Comcast
Corporation

SAN FRANCISCO–New
Survey Shows Most Teachers Want Mobile-Friendly Resources in the
Classroom
Source: TES

PORTLAND, Ore.–Back
to School Means Powering up the Computer
Source: Insight
School of Oregon-Painted Hills

NEW YORK–44%
of Millennial Canadian Parents Plan to Spend More on Back-to-School
Shopping This Year
Source: GfK

ARLINGTON, Va.–Back-to-School
Resources Help Parents Support Student Success in Science

Source: National Science Teachers Association

NEW YORK–On
BizWireTV: Ford’s Autonomous Ride Sharing Vehicles and A New AMEX Report
Shows Back-to-School Spending Up 33%
Source: Business Wire

LOS ANGELES–Newegg
College Tour Welcomes College Students Back to School
Source:
Newegg Inc.

HERNDON, Va.–K12
Inc. to Present at BMO Capital Markets 16th Annual Back To School
Conference
Source: K12 Inc.

FORT WORTH, Texas–First
Command Reports: Military Families Holding the Line on Back-to-School
Shopping
 Source: First Command Financial Services, Inc.

NEWARK, Del.–Make
the Most of Your College Visits with Tips and Resources from Sallie Mae

Source: Sallie Mae

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–Record-Setting
School Supply Drive Kicks Off 8
th Year of Main
Street America’s Partnership with Woodland Acres Elementary School
 Source:
The Main Street America Group

MARYVILLE, TN–Ruby
Tuesday is Offering 25¢ Lemonades with the Purchase of an Entrée on
National Lemonade Day
 Source: Ruby Tuesday Inc.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–Staples
Offers Lowest Prices on Technology with Top Brand Laptops as low as
$249.99 and Free Tech Support with Purchase
 Source: Staples,
Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS–No
RSVP Needed: Best Buy Celebrates 50th Anniversary with 50 Deals for 50
Hours
 Source: Best Buy

WASHINGTON–Back-to-School
Shopping Only at Halfway Mark, Despite Early Start
 Source:
National Retail Federation

NEW YORK–Samsung-Galaxy-Tab-NOOK%25C2%25AE&esheet=51408777&newsitemid=20160901005158&lan=en-US&anchor=Barnes+%26+Noble+Introduces+the+New+Samsung+Galaxy+Tab+A+NOOK%C2%AE&index=32&md5=f25dd80ac50ebaf35299d71dbf09ffff” rel=”nofollow”>Barnes
& Noble Introduces the New Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK®
 Source:
Barnes & Noble, Inc.

BOSTON–Surprise
Donation of More Than $435,000 from Staples Funds Local Classroom
Projects through DonorsChoose.org
 Source: Staples, Inc.

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.–SKECHERS
Opens Flagship Retail Store at One World Trade Center
 Source:
SKECHERS USA, Inc.

SALT LAKE CITY–Waterford
Institute Releases Waterford Early Learning Math and Science, Waterford
SmartStart Curriculum on iPad
 Source: Waterford Institute

ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Michigan
Ross MBAs Team up with Detroit’s Food Community to Solve Business and
Social Issues
 Source: Stephen M. Ross School of Business at
the University of Michigan

NEW YORK–Grab
Your Wallets, Back-to-School Spending Soars to $1,642, Up 33% from Last
Year
 Source: American Express

WASHINGTON–Surprise
Donation of More Than $117,000 from Staples Funds Local Classroom
Projects through DonorsChoose.org
 Source: Staples, Inc.

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–Sam’s
Club® Supports Parents by Offering Free Health Screenings for Adults as
Kids Head Back to School
 Source: Sam’s Club

MEDIA
ALERT: Saving Money 101: Tax Free Savings on Back-to-School Shopping
 Source:
Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting

NEW YORK–STORY
Presents “Remember When”
 Source: Nickelodeon

CHICAGO–Surprise
Donation of More Than $134,000 from Staples Funds Local Classroom
Projects through DonorsChoose.org
 Source: Staples, Inc.

PHILADELPHIA–Comcast
Announces Six Time Olympic Medal Winner Jackie Joyner-Kersee to Serve as
National Spokeswoman for Internet Essentials
 Source: Comcast
Corporation

REDMOND, Wash.–Nintendo
Announces Back-to-School Deals, Offers Some of the Biggest Hits for
Under $20
 Source: Nintendo

SAN FRANCISCO–Ebates
Back to School Survey: Buying Name-Brand Clothes and Shopping on a
Budget Top Stressors for Parents and Teens
 Source: Ebates

SARASOTA, Fla.–Pink
Eye: Top Health Concern for Parents as Kids Head Back to School

Source: RPS Diagnostics

PHOENIX–Jamba
Juice to Award $10,250 in Gardening Grants to Local Phoenix Schools

Source: Jamba, Inc.

CHICAGO–Sprint
Launches Social Campaign, #Sprint2School, to Donate Backpacks and School
Supplies to Students in Need in Chicago Public Schools
 Source:
Sprint

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