Back-to-School Press Release Roundup | This Week on PR Newswire

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The back-to-school season is underway. Here are some of the most newsworthy education press releases issued by PR Newswire recently.

children walking onto a school bus and one child high-fiving the bus driver

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Back-to-School Basics: An Injury Prevention Checklist

With inflation altering shopping behaviors, consumers are finding ways to navigate supply lists this back-to-school season. One thing holds true, however, for families preparing for the new school year — the importance of injury prevention. The bone and joint experts at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and remind us that accidents can be prevented if parents, teachers, and students are on the lookout for potential hazards.

Uber Partners with Office Depot to Deliver Office and School Supplies Nationwide

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Today (Aug. 15) Uber Technologies, Inc. and Office Depot, a leading provider of business services and supplies, products and technology solutions, announced that they are teaming up to bring business, office and school essentials to customers nationwide. Office Depot is the first business solutions and office supply retailer to be available on Uber Eats.

Just in time for the new school year, over 900 Office Depot and OfficeMax stores across the country will be available to shop through the Uber Eats platform. From ink and toner to backpacks, binders, and more, consumers will be able to shop for thousands of items and have them delivered right to their door. Uber One members benefit from a $0 Delivery Fee and 5% discount on all Office Depot orders with a $15 minimum purchase.

Parents are Concerned about School Bus Safety in America, Zum Commissioned Survey Finds

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Zūm, the leader in modern student transportation, today (Aug. 10) released its first annual commissioned survey, the Student Transportation Report Card: A Parental Review, which found that when it comes to the school bus system, parents in America are most concerned about their child’s safety during a ride (34%), followed by COVID-19 infections (18%) and the lack of tracking and visibility (10%). At a time when transparency and agility rule the day in other industries, school busing has been slow to modernize. The majority of respondents (64%) agree that today’s school bus system is antiquated and in need of technical advancements to make it safer, more efficient, and better for the environment.

NIAAA: Fall Semester–A Time for Parents To Discuss the Risks of College Drinking

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As college students arrive on campus this fall, it is typically a time of new experiences, new friendships, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately for many, it is also a time of harmful and underage drinking and of dealing with its aftermath—from vandalism, sexual assault, and other forms of violence to injuries and death.

The consequences of harmful and underage drinking by college students are more significant, more destructive, and more costly than many parents realize. And these consequences affect students whether they drink or not. Researchers estimate that each year:

  • 1,519 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related unintentional injuries, including motor vehicle crashes.
  •  696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.

Students Say College is Worth the Cost, but Majority are Shouldering Education Expenses on Their Own and Struggling, According to Cengage Survey

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As college students prepare to head back to campus for another academic year, nearly two-thirds (65%) will be shouldering education expenses completely on their own – and struggling. According to a new survey of 1,200 students from edtech provider Cengage, while students are grappling with affordability, the majority still feel strongly that their education is worth what they’re paying.

“Affordability continues to be a major barrier for today’s college students,” said Kevin Carlsten, Senior Vice President of the U.S. Higher Education Institutional Group at Cengage. “But despite struggling to keep up with tuition and other costs, students still believe in the power of a college education. In order for that faith in education to continue, more needs to be done collectively to lower cost barriers. Students shouldn’t have to make painful tradeoffs when it comes to their education and a path to a better future.”

Banza Launches Masterpiece’zas to Make Dinnertime Easier for Parents and More Fun for Kids

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Banza, the rapidly growing maker of chickpea-based comfort foods, today announced the launch of Banza Masterpiece’zas, a new pizza kit that reimagines Banza’s high-protein, high-fiber pizza into an art canvas for a good cause. According to Banza’s Dinnertime Confessions Survey, 86% of parents report having at least one picky eater in their family, which can make dinnertime tricky, especially at the start of a new school year. This back-to-school season, Banza Masterpiece’zas are helping parents make mealtime easier and implement healthier eating habits by encouraging play and imagination at the dinner table.

The kits are available now on 50 percent of sales will be donated to Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Whole Foods Market dedicated to inspiring families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness through grant making and education at schools.

Infobase Delivers Interactive, virtual Field Trips to thousands of students through Streamable Learning Partnership

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Few things are more magical during the school day than taking a field trip and immersing a child’s knowledge in a subject area by exposing them to the realities of the world around them. Field trips enrich and expand the curriculum, build curiosity and wonder and provide students with experiences they can interact with. Today (Aug. 15), Infobase Holdings, the cloud-based educational solutions provider that integrates award-winning content, tools, and technology to foster lifelong learning and deliver interactive learning experiences, is proud to offer Streamable Learning, a virtual field trip subscription service for K–12 schools and districts.

Through its virtual offering, Streamable Learning is the only live and interactive streaming service on the market today that also offers an extensive library of past recordings (1,000+), opening classrooms to an endless world of interactive, educational live streams that equitably connect students, schools, and districts to subject-matter experts and organizations from around the world with just the click of a link.

More news from this week

Aside from back-to-school news, here are some of the major headlines on PR Newswire that you might have missed:

📹 MasterClass Launches Madeleine Albright and Condoleezza Rice’s Class on Diplomacy

🇺🇸 The Body Shop Mobilizes Young People to Vote in 2022 U.S. Midterm Elections

🥤 Bring Your Own Cup Day Returns at 7-Eleven

📊 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index Interest Increases Globally

🎃 Goldfish® and Dunkin’® are Giving Pumpkin Spice Lovers a Flavor to Fall for with NEW Limited Edition Goldfish® Dunkin’™ Pumpkin Spice Grahams

💼 Adapting to Post-Pandemic Realities: How Employers Can Do More to Support Their Employees

🏡 RE/MAX National Housing Report for July 2022

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Rocky Parker is the Manager of Audience and Journalist Engagement at Cision PR Newswire. She's been with the company since 2010 and has worked with journalists and bloggers as well as PR and comms professionals. Outside of work, she can be found trying a new recipe, binging a new show, or cuddling with her pitbull, Hudson.

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