August 2015

Ease your child’s transition to middle school

August 24, 2015

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At Home
Ease your child’s transition to middle school

The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time, but it can also be daunting, especially for students that are entering middle school. They’ll encounter a new school environment, new social situations, and all of the other (often awkward) issues that come with becoming a tween. If this transition is creating stress for your child, here are some ways you can help him or her.

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Back to School: Get your students ready for new standards and assessments with IXL

August 19, 2015

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In the Classroom
Back to School: Get your students ready for new standards and assessments with IXL

Whether you’re teaching to the Common Core or your state’s standards, getting students ready to meet these benchmarks and succeed on high-stakes assessments can be a huge challenge for the new school year. IXL can help you and your students, with our comprehensive content that is aligned to Common Core and all state standards. Keep reading to learn more about how to use IXL to achieve success on standards!

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Summer Usage Contest – Leaderboard Update #3

August 18, 2015

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At Home
Summer Usage Contest – Leaderboard Update #3

We’re in the home stretch of the Study in the Sun summer usage contest! With less than two weeks left, are you in the running to win one of our fabulous prizes? Check out our leaderboard to see if you’re in the top 20!

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Back-to-School Pin-spiration

Kick off the school year with ideas from IXL’s Pinterest board

August 17, 2015

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In the Classroom
Back-to-School Pin-spiration

Teachers: Looking for ideas, tips, and resources for the first few months of the school year? Check out IXL’s Back to School board on Pinterest – we’ve curated great content from around the Web to make this your best year yet!

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IXL Volunteering: Feeding Families with the SF-Marin Food Bank

August 12, 2015

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Life at IXL
IXL Volunteering: Feeding Families with the SF-Marin Food Bank

On August 2, a group of IXLers returned to the site of IXL’s very first volunteer event held in May 2014: the SF-Marin Food Bank. The Food Bank’s mission is to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, and the organization distributes 47 million pounds of food each year to 30,000 families in need.

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IXL Helps Clean Up The Coast

August 3, 2015

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Life at IXL
IXL Helps Clean Up The Coast

It was a beautiful Saturday morning in the month of July as a crowd started to gather around Stairwell 17 of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Among this crowd was a group of eleven IXLers who had just weeks prior signed up to volunteer with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to help clean the coastline of debris and refuse.

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