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Education, Back to School Feature Package

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /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. 

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Education, Back to School Feature Package

1.  With School Supplies, Yoobi Turns Back to School into Giving Back

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yoobi, an awesome new school supply brand, is putting some good into Back to School. Using bright colors and fun designs to spark creativity in the classroom, Yoobi makes learning fun while also giving back. For every Yoobi item purchased, the company distributes an item to a classroom in need, right here in the U.S. With the help of the Kids In Need Foundation, a national nonprofit, Yoobi will donate supplies to over 30,000 classrooms by 2015, impacting the lives of over 750,000 kids

2.  Most parents agree, teens "need" their own laptops and smartphones for school

BELOIT, Wis., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FatWallet.com, where millions of savvy shoppers share coupons and earn cash back at over 1,500 stores, announced results of its 2014 Back to School Survey (*TNS Global) which reveals what parents plan to buy and how much they'll spend this year. Parents also share views on whether students need to have their own tech products and when to find the best deals on these bigger ticket items for school.

3.  Five Essentials Of The Modern Dream Dorm

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eat. Drink. Breathe. Study. The essential functions of college life will get a boost this year thanks to the latest nimble and resourceful innovations for creating a "dream dorm," a well-equipped home-away-from-home with all the comforts and none of the parents. Compact yet efficient, these products conserve precious dorm room space while indulging college coeds with the simplest route to nourishment and a healthy environment.

4.  Phil Lempert Gives Back-To-School Lunch Tips 

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Packing interesting lunches can be mundane, but from Mediterranean options to coconut water, innovative food companies are making it easier. These companies and other back-to-school lunch tips are featured in this week's segment of The Lempert Report Innovation Series, a weekly video series featuring innovation in the food world.

5.  Why U.S.' Outdated Approach to Teaching High School Math is Adding Up to an Epidemic of Math Anxiety and Poor Test Results

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elie Venezky, New York math and writing tutor to the Manhattan and Brooklyn prep school elite is on intimate terms with the monster known as math anxiety. It walks in with new enrollees from grade school through high school at the NYC tutoring center he founded, Prestige Prep. See www.prestigeprep.com for more on the center.

6.  RetailMeNot Saves the World (Some Money) 

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RetailMeNot (NASDAQ: SALE), a leading digital offers destination that helps consumers save money, today announced the launch of its new brand campaign in which the company proclaims: "We're Out to Save the World (Some Money).™".

7.  57 Percent of Back-to-School Shoppers Will Not Buy New Computers, Study Finds

BOISE, Idaho and GLASGOW, Scotland, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindful of saving money, more than half of back-to-school shoppers will not purchase computers this year, according to a study by Crucial.com released today. The Crucial.com Back-to-School Shopping Report, which includes responses from 1,000 adults in the U.S., found that 57% of respondents do not plan to purchase laptops, desktops, tablets, or mobile devices for school this year, as a vast majority of consumers are increasingly concerned with becoming more frugal.

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