On PR Newswire: Adele Returns, Lands’ End Holiday Pop-Up, Top 3 IT Jobs

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed. Members of the media can register for PR Newswire for Journalists at prnmedia.prnewswire.com. Customize your profile to get the news releases you want before they make headlines. It’s free and takes only a few moments to sign up.

National Assessment Governing Board Subject Matter

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U.S. Math Scores Decline from 2013; Nation’s Reading Scores Mixed

Since 2013, national average mathematics scores have decreased for fourth- and eighth-grade students, while reading scores have held steady for fourth-graders and have gone down for eighth-graders, according to The Nation’s Report Card: 2015 Mathematics and Reading. Overall scores in both subjects at both grades are higher than they were in the 1990s when the assessments were first administered. However, the percentage of students scoring at or above the Proficient level — indicating a solid grasp of the subject matter — has declined since 2013 in fourth- and eighth-grade mathematics and in eighth-grade reading. The percentage of fourth-graders scoring at or above Proficient in reading did not change from 2013. See the full release to learn more about the results.

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REI Closing its Doors on Black Friday – Invites Nation to OptOutside

In a letter addressed to its 5.5 million members REI, the nation’s largest consumer co-op and specialty outdoor retailer, has announced plans to close its doors on Black Friday (Nov. 27) at all 143 of its retail locations, headquarters and two distribution centers. Instead of reporting to work, the co-op is paying its 12,000 employees so they can do what they love most – be outside. Starting today (Oct. 27), the co-op is inviting the nation to join in by choosing to #OptOutside to reconnect with family and friends this Thanksgiving holiday. See the full release to learn more about REI’s decision to close on the busiest shopping day of the year.

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Adele Album 25

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Adele Album 25 Released Globally Nov. 20

“My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I’m making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did.” Adele is set to release 25, her highly anticipated new album, which will be available globally on Friday, Nov. 20 and is the first new music from her since her Oscar-winning single “Skyfall” in 2012. See the full release to learn more about the album.

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CareerCast Ranks Biomedical Engineer, Data Scientist, and Software Engineer Among the Best Three Jobs in IT and Engineering

Biomedical engineer, data scientist, and software engineer are among the best three jobs in IT and engineering, according to a new CareerCast report. Careers in these fields hold promising employment opportunities and the potential for lucrative salaries, as reflected in data scientists’ annual average salary of $124,140. See the full release to learn more about the best jobs in technology.

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Lands' End Opens First Ever Holiday Pop-Up Shops In Boston And New York City

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Lands’ End Opens First Ever Holiday Pop-Up Shops in Boston and New York City

Lands’ End proudly announces the opening of two holiday pop-up shops. With New York and Boston being the host cities, Lands’ End continues its legendary journey in providing quality, value and customer service to customers in prominent retail locations in both cities. The shops will present a fun-filled holiday shopping destination for the entire family. On Sunday, Nov. 1, the Boston store will open in the city’s renowned Copley Square. The location features 3,000 square feet of selling space and will be stocked with the brand’s favorite holiday gifts for everyone in the family. A heartfelt holiday feel will be the focus for the newest holiday collections inviting customers to enjoy Lands’ End at its best. Following Boston, the New York City store will open on Wednesday, Nov. 11, on iconic 5th Avenue at 52nd Street. See the full release to learn more about the stores.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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