Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

May 5, 2015

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In the Classroom
Teacher Appreciation Week: Our Favorite Teachers

Today marks the start of Teacher Appreciation Week, and though we IXLers are no longer in school, many of us have been lucky enough to be taught by educators who made a lasting impact on our lives. Read on for heartwarming stories about IXLers’ favorite teachers!

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Show and Tell: Sarah Solter

A Q&A with an IXL Engineering Development Manager

April 29, 2015

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Life at IXL
Show and Tell: Sarah Solter

Meet Sarah Solter, engineering development manager! In her decade at IXL Learning, she’s worked on pre-IXL.com products and helped to create IXL as you know it today. These days, Sarah is leading a team working on top-secret future product for the company. Can she tell us what it is? And if she does, will she have to kill us? Keep reading to find out!

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IXL Volunteers for Earth Day!

IXLers restore critical habitat for endangered species at Mori Point

April 27, 2015

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Life at IXL
IXL Volunteers for Earth Day!

  On April 18, IXLers celebrated Earth Day by volunteering with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy at the beautiful Mori Point in Pacifica. Our down-and-dirty work contributed to the long-term protection of this unique habitat.

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2015 – Winners

April 24, 2015

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2015 – Winners

Thousands of classrooms have entered, students have practiced hard…and we have tallied up the scores—here are the winners of the 2015 IXL Spring Learning Showdown!

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IXL Pinterest Contest Winners

Check out our winners’ boards for fun educational ideas!

April 17, 2015

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At Home, In the Classroom
IXL Pinterest Contest Winners

Last month, we kicked off the launch of our Pinterest page with a contest encouraging people to discover and pin ideas that reflect IXL’s mission to make practice feel like play. We received many thoughtful and creative entries, and here are the three winners of the IXL Practice That Feels Like Play Pinterest Contest!

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2015 – Leaderboard Update #2

Does your classroom have a shot at the prize?

April 15, 2015

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2015 – Leaderboard Update #2

With fewer than two weeks to go in the Spring Learning Showdown, here’s an update on the top 20 classrooms!

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Meet IXL’s Grammar Gurus!

Get to know the creators of IXL’s language arts program

April 13, 2015

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At Home, In the Classroom, Life at IXL
Meet IXL’s Grammar Gurus!

Have you tried out IXL’s fun and interactive English language arts skills? If not, head on over here to explore some of our favorites. If you’re already well versed with our ELA content, read on to learn more about a few of the passionate and fun IXLers that created it!

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2015 – Leaderboard Update #1

Is your classroom in the top 20?

April 1, 2015

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2015 – Leaderboard Update #1

More than 5,000 classrooms across the world are hard at work on IXL, hoping to win the Spring Learning Showdown! Are your students in contention? We’ve got an update on the top 20 classrooms!

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Stress Relief Strategies for Spring Testing Season

March 30, 2015

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At Home, In the Classroom
Stress Relief Strategies for Spring Testing Season

Spring testing season is underway, with standardized assessments end-of-course exams, college entrance exams, and more. For some students, test-taking causes stress and anxiety. If your students or children are feeling the strain, here are a few ways you can provide support.

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Lions and bears and volunteering, oh my!

IXLers help beautify the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

March 26, 2015

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Life at IXL
Lions and bears and volunteering, oh my!

What’s better than spending a sunny day at the zoo? Spending the day at the zoo while helping to spruce up the animals’ living spaces! IXL employees volunteered a Saturday morning earlier this month to participate in the San Francisco Zoo & Gardens’ “Renew the Zoo” program. We weeded, shoveled, and even salsa’d – read on to learn more!

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