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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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10 Poems in 10 Lines or Less for National Poetry Month

April 5, 2016

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10 Poems in 10 Lines or Less for National Poetry Month

Poetry can be a tough sell to kids and adults alike. But it doesn’t have to be! By exploring the power and emotion conveyed in just a few lines of poetry, you’ll get kids thinking critically about all sorts of topics. Short poems are the perfect way to warm up a class or to get a dinner conversation going. Read on for 10 poems that pack a whole lot of meaning in 10 lines or less! 1. “Fog” by Carl Sandburg

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IXL Adds Over 200 Skills Across All Subjects!

New Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science Skills

March 14, 2016

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IXL Adds Over 200 Skills Across All Subjects!

We’ve got some exciting news for you! In our efforts to make IXL the most comprehensive and fun learning experience around, we’ve added over 200 new skills across all our subjects. Read on to find out more about our new skills and to see examples of brand new question types!

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Linking School and Home Learning with IXL

A Case Study of River Homelink School, Battle Ground Public Schools, Wash.

March 8, 2016

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Linking School and Home Learning with IXL

Quincy Vander Molen, a high school math teacher and department head at River Homelink School, needed a solution that would help her highly independent students build mastery and fluency at home—and help her monitor their progress. She turned to IXL to supplement her teaching.

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