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Nothing says summer like a road trip!

Summer blog series #3: Destinations and activities for a fun and educational vacation

June 23, 2016

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Nothing says summer like a road trip!

Whether impromptu or planned out, a summer road trip is a great way to build memories and learn at the same time. Gas up your car and read on for three U.S. vacation-education combos!

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IXL Adds and Refreshes over 70 Math and Science Skills!

June 20, 2016

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IXL Adds and Refreshes over 70 Math and Science Skills!

Love STEM? Get ready to dive into new science and math content! We’ve just released over 70 new or updated math and science skills across all our grade levels. There’s something for everyone to try—log on to IXL or keep reading to learn more about our newest additions.

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Life Lessons from Dads in Honor of Father’s Day

June 16, 2016

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Life Lessons from Dads in Honor of Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to dads and father figures everywhere! To celebrate the occasion, we asked IXL employees to share advice from their fathers or lessons they’ve shared with their own kids. We got back a range of responses: sweet, wise, funny. And we know the kids may groan at your “dad jokes,” but the advice from some of these dads is downright hilarious.

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Unique Graduation Traditions From Around the World

Summer blog series #2

June 7, 2016

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Unique Graduation Traditions From Around the World

With start of summer comes the end of the school year and all sorts of graduation traditions! Here are a few fun ones from around the world!

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Summer resources for your kids

Summer blog series #1

May 26, 2016

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Summer resources for your kids

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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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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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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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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Life Lessons from Moms in Honor of Mother’s Day

May 6, 2016

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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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Should the English Spelling System Be Revised to Help Kids Learn?

April 20, 2016

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Should the English Spelling System Be Revised to Help Kids Learn?

It’s no secret that English spelling is complex. What’s often forgotten is that it takes children a long time to master the skill, and let’s not kid ourselves: plenty of adults still grapple with it too (to? two?). In light of these reasons, some people are advocating for a reform of the system, whether through a complete overhaul or more targeted changes. So is there any weight to their (there? they’re?) argument?

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