Click here to close now.

SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Harry Trott, Roger Strukhoff, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, XebiaLabs Blog

News Feed Item

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. 

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 2013 are features on:


Package Name

Slug

Distribution Date

Women's Issues

Women

Aug. 14

Military and Veterans

Military     

Aug. 21

Arts and Culture     

Arts

Aug. 28

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic    

Sept. 4

Seniors     

Seniors

Sept. 10


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.

If you would like a copy of the complete schedule, or if you would care to comment, please email [email protected].  We welcome suggestions.  Copies of previous packages are available for the media.  Feature packages and feature photos are also available on the PR Newswire Web site, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/feature-news-latest-news.

Photos that accompany releases are available via the PRN Multimedia Desk, 800-317-7677, or via the PR Newswire Photo Archive.  Select photos are available via AP PhotoExpress and AP Images.

SOURCE PR Newswire Association LLC

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
Containers Expo Blog covers the world of containers, as this lightweight alternative to virtual machines enables developers to work with identical dev environments and stacks. Containers Expo Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Bookmark Containers Expo Blog ▸ Here Follow new article posts on Twitter at @ContainersExpo
In their general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Michael Piccininni, Global Account Manager – Cloud SP at EMC Corporation, and Mike Dietze, Regional Director at Windstream Hosted Solutions, will review next generation cloud services, including the Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, and discuss how to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate cloud solution development. Speaker Bios Michael Piccininni is Global Account Manager – Cloud SP at EMC Corporation. He has b...
SYS-CON Events announced today that O'Reilly Media has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption...
SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BMC delivers software solutions that help IT transform digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive business advantage. BMC has worked with thousands of leading companies to create and deliver powerful IT management services. From mainframe to cloud to mobile, BMC pairs high-speed digital innovation with robust...
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
The OpenStack cloud operating system includes Trove, a database abstraction layer. Rather than applications connecting directly to a specific type of database, they connect to Trove, which in turn connects to one or more specific databases. One target database is Postgres Plus Cloud Database, which includes its own RESTful API. Trove was originally developed around MySQL, whose interfaces are significantly less complicated than those of the Postgres cloud database. In his session at 16th Cloud...
In her General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing, at Verizon Enterprise, focused on finding the right mix of renting vs. buying Oracle capacity to scale to meet business demands, and offer validated Oracle database TCO models for Oracle development and testing environments. Anne Plese is a marketing and technology enthusiast/realist with over 19+ years in high tech. At Verizon Enterprise, she focuses on driving growth for the Verizon Cloud platfo...
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. The DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo – to be held June 3-5, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City – will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide...
EMC Corporation on Tuesday announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Virtustream. When the transaction closes, Virtustream will form EMC’s new managed cloud services business. The acquisition represents a transformational element of EMC’s strategy to help customers move all applications to cloud-based IT environments. With the addition of Virtustream, EMC completes the industry’s most comprehensive hybrid cloud portfolio to support all applications, all workl...
The speed of product development has increased massively in the past 10 years. At the same time our formal secure development and SDL methodologies have fallen behind. This forces product developers to choose between rapid release times and security. In his session at DevOps Summit, Michael Murray, Director of Cyber Security Consulting and Assessment at GE Healthcare, examined the problems and presented some solutions for moving security into the DevOps lifecycle to ensure that we get fast AND ...
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to DevOps Summit 2015 as Conference Chair. The 4th International DevOps Summit will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. "DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great team at ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
How does one bridge the gap between traditional enterprise storage infrastructures and the private, hybrid, and public cloud? In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dan Pollack, Chief Architect of Storage Operations at AOL Inc., examed the workload differences and required changes to reuse existing knowledge and components when building and using a cloud infrastructure. He also looked into the operational considerations, tool requirements, and behavioral changes required for private cloud storage s...