Did you know that kids lose an average of one to two months of math and reading skills over the summer? Beat the “summer brain drain” with IXL! We’ve created some fun, free ways to keep your kids motivated.

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Win Prizes with IXL’s Study in the Sun Usage Contest!

The contest runs from June 1 to August 31.

May 23, 2016

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At Home
Win Prizes with IXL’s Study in the Sun Usage Contest!

You can feel the anticipation in classrooms all over the country: summer break is almost here! But that doesn’t mean putting a pause on learning. Study in the sun with IXL this summer to keep your skills sharp and to win an awesome prize!

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Language Arts Awards Have Arrived!

Students in grades 2–8 can now win prizes for their practice!

May 18, 2016

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At Home, In the Classroom
Language Arts Awards Have Arrived!

Your students have been working hard on IXL language arts… and now, they can earn prizes for their practice! We’ve just introduced colorful, whimsical language arts awards to help students celebrate their achievements and motivate them to keep learning. Check them out here on IXL or keep reading to learn more!

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7 new international year levels for IXL English!

Plus, new math, social studies, and science skills

May 16, 2016

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At Home, In the Classroom
7 new international year levels for IXL English!

Great news for IXL users around the world – we’ve got a little something new for everyone this month! More English year levels are now available in all of our international editions, and we’ve added new skills for math, social studies, and science. Visit IXL.com to explore the new skills now, or keep reading for more info!

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Bringing Excitement to the Common Core with IXL

A case study of Enterprise High School in Enterprise, Mississippi

May 11, 2016

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For Admins, In the Classroom
Bringing Excitement to the Common Core with IXL

Enterprise High School serves 300 students in rural Mississippi. When the school implemented the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Algebra I teacher Jacqui Lewis wanted a program that would help with this transition. IXL Math brought the standards to life for her and her students—and brought new energy to her classroom.

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IXL Analytics – Now Better Than Ever!

New features include custom date ranges, printing, and exporting

May 9, 2016

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In the Classroom
IXL Analytics – Now Better Than Ever!

We’ve recently introduced some updates to IXL Analytics to make it even easier for you to use student data in the classroom! Check out some of the new features below.

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Life Lessons from Moms in Honor of Mother’s Day

May 6, 2016

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At Home
Life Lessons from Moms in Honor of Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked IXL employees to share life lessons gleaned from their mothers or wisdom that they’ve shared with their own children. The responses ranged from hilarious to inspirational and were a great showcase of how much we’ve learned from our moms.

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2016 Winners

Find out which classes won the contest!

May 4, 2016

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2016 Winners

Nearly 15,000 classrooms entered our Spring Learning Showdown, and students collectively answered over 113 million questions. That’s a lot of learning! And now, (drumroll), it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for: time to announce the winners!

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IXLers Head Back to School—To Volunteer!

IXL Helps Out at East Palo Alto Academy’s Campus

April 29, 2016

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Life at IXL
IXLers Head Back to School—To Volunteer!

On April 23, a group of IXLers went back to high school for the day! We helped students at East Palo Alto Academy clean up their campus and prepare for a big school project. East Palo Alto Academy is a small public charter high school that strives to prepare students for college and the 21st-century workplace.

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What’s a Mole Have to Do with the White House? How to Handle Polysemous Words in the Classroom

April 28, 2016

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In the Classroom
What’s a Mole Have to Do with the White House? How to Handle Polysemous Words in the Classroom

A mole is a very different concept depending on whether you’re sitting in social studies or science class: are you referring to a spy in the White House or the small burrowing mammal? Regardless, both meanings are related (they both go under the radar) and can cause confusion for students, particularly English language learners. Here’s what to watch out for in the vocabulary of your content area.

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