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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2016 Winners

September 7, 2016

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2016 Winners

As we bid a fond farewell to summer and ring in the new school year, it’s also time to wrap up our Study in the Sun usage contest. We’re so impressed with the hard work and dedication of all the participants. We had over 30,000 students enter the contest, and collectively, they answered over 50 million questions. And now, we’ve tallied the results and it’s time to announce our winners!

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2016: Leaderboard Update #3

There’s less than 2 weeks left in the contest!

August 19, 2016

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2016: Leaderboard Update #3

We’re in the homestretch for the Study in the Sun usage contest. The contest ends August 31, leaving just over a week to make it into the top 3 and win an iPad Mini 4! To give you the motivation to finish strong, here’s the current leaderboard rankings.

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How to Help Your Child Transition into a New School Year

August 18, 2016

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How to Help Your Child Transition into a New School Year

Adjusting to change can be hard, especially for kids who are entering a new school level. That’s why we’ve gathered some age-appropriate strategies to ace school transitions and gear up for a fresh year of learning.

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2016: Leaderboard Update #2

We’re past the midway point; where do you rank?

July 29, 2016

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2016: Leaderboard Update #2

We’re past the halfway point for the summer usage contest, and we have around 30,000 people participating. That equals a lot of summer learning!

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Fun, Simple Science Experiments You Can Do At Home

Summer blog series #5

July 20, 2016

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Fun, Simple Science Experiments You Can Do At Home

Summer is a time for adventure and exploration. Which means it’s a perfect opportunity for some scientific exploration of the natural world! From making rain to ice volcanoes, keep your kids active and learning with these at-home science experiments.

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How to Strike a Balance with Outdoor and Online Activities This Summer

Summer blog series #4

July 7, 2016

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How to Strike a Balance with Outdoor and Online Activities This Summer

Despite the long summer days, sometimes it can be hard to coax the kids out of the house and away from their screens. So how do you make screen time productive while balancing that with exploring the great outdoors? Read on for some ideas!

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2016: Leaderboard Update #1

Do you rank in the top 20?

June 30, 2016

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IXL Study in the Sun Contest 2016: Leaderboard Update #1

Things are really heating up and the competition is getting fierce in the Study in the Sun usage contest! It’s clear that kids are working hard and learning a lot this summer—check out the current standings to see who’s in the Top 20 of their grade band.

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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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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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