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Media Coverage - 2020

Dallas Innovates

August 6, 2020 – Back to School: How to Weigh the Options for In-Person and Virtual Learning

Dothan Eagle

August 4, 2020 – Evaluation, acclimation crucial at outset of school year

Dallas Business Journal

July 1, 2020 – Dallas technology firm sparks huge interest as teaching shifts online


February 10, 2020 – Implementing a New Reading Program? Start With the Small Wins.

Dallas Innovates

January 31, 2020 – Meet the Future 50: North Texas Innovators and Disruptors You Need to Know


January 27, 2020 – How Data and Automation Are Personalizing This School’s Reading Program

Media Coverage - 2019

Idaho: Magic Valley

December 10, 2019 – Reader Comment: Idaho teachers' efforts truly headline-worthy

KOB TV Albuquerque News

December 4, 2019 – The Secret to Turning Things Around

Luz Roth, Istation's product knowledge expert, discusses how to close achievement gaps using dual-language programs.

KPVI 6: Pocatello, ID

October 17, 2019 – Preliminary results from Idaho’s early reading test for grades K through 3 released

Dallas Business Journal

August 14, 2019 – Bill Lowery, CTO of Istation, is creating tools to save teachers time


June 19, 2019 – Trends to Watch and North Texas Newsmakers – You Need to Know: Ossa Fisher, President and COO, Istation

“Education can be transformative.
It's the gateway to the American Dream.”

The Boca Raton Tribune

June 18, 2019 – Higher Growth Reported for Third Grade Standardized Testing In Florida Districts Partnering With Istation

Market Scale

June 17, 2019 – Technology is Proving Successful for Early Literacy Efforts


June 1, 2019 – Prairie View ready to implement more redesign changes


May 22, 2019 – Predictive Assessments Can Lead to More Personalized Instruction with DeAn Jeffrey & Sarah Cude of Istation


May 21, 2019 – Maintain learning momentum

OWASSO Reporter

May 14, 2019 – OPS rolling out new textbooks, screening tool in 2019-20 school year to improve student learning


May 9, 2019 – Sunflower looks to make redesign changes

KMVT 11: Twin Falls, ID

May 7, 2019 – Magic Valley school district nominated for nationwide learning impact awards

IMS Global Learning Consortium

April 30, 2019 – IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Finalists for the 2019 Learning Impact Awards and Opens Online Voting

The Sun Times

April 25, 2019 – Quitman’s Brantley named Rural Education Teacher of the Year

EdTech Digest

January 11, 2019 – Predicting Student Success

Media Coverage - 2018


December 10, 2018 – 10 Awesome Language Apps and Resources


December 4, 2018 – Get the big picture

Idaho Press

November 28, 2018 – Hubbard Elementary School celebrates educational innovation

Education Dive

November 13, 2018 – Personalized learning remains a hot topic, but what does the groundwork look like?

Tech & Learning

October 25, 2018 – Tech & Learning Rounds Up a Summary of New Tools for Schools

October 23, 2018 – 6 tips for preparing for parent-teacher conferences in Twin Falls this week

Business Wiire

October 19, 2018 – CAI Awards Education4Kids Grants to Nine Pennsylvania Organizations

August 28, 2018 – Amazing reading results with Tackle Summer Slide program

WALB News 10

August 10, 2018 – New year, new learning experiences for Miller Co. students

d Sun

August 8, 2018 – Istation, Boulder Learning collaborate on oral reading, listening program


26 June, 2018 – Idaho schools prepare to roll out new reading test in the fall for kindergarten through 3rd grade students

District Administration (DA)

June 20, 2018 – Building A Title I Intervention Strategy, Improving achievement through research-based approaches

Texarkana Gazette

May 5, 2018 – The innovation room: Lab lets A&M humanities students get creative with technology

Dallas Morning News

April 13, 2018 – Dallas-based Istation turns classwork into child’s play


March 16, 2018 – SIIA’s TechChats: 2017 Company CODiE Winner | Product Team of The Year – Istation

iHeart Radio

January 22, 2018 – Genevieve Collins on the Jeff Crilley Show

January 14, 2018 – Magic Valley education leaders say they’re pleased with governor’s budget proposal

Media Coverage - 2017

The Morning Sun

December 15, 2017 – Frank Layden Elementary wins Istation contest

The Altus Times

December 9, 2017 – Test scores may shock some parents

Dallas Business Journal

December 7, 2017 – With gobs of data, Dallas edtech company can predict end-of-year test scores in October

Getting Smart

December 2, 2017 – Smart Review | Istation’s Timeless Tales 2.0: NexLevel

Omny Studio FM

November 8, 2017 – Chairman & CEO Richard Collins featured on KRLD News Radio 1080 with host David Johnson

Getting Smart

November 7, 2017 – 100 Schools Worth Visiting

North Texas e-News

October 28, 2017 – SMU Honors Distinguished Alumni and Emerging Leader

Arkansas News

October 15, 2017 – Pangburn School Board Gives Report to the Public


September 25, 2017 – The Tyranny Of Student Choice: How Much Is Too Much?

CDA Press

September 21, 2017 – CD’A Schools Dive Deep into Data

September 20, 2017 – Majority of Valencia County teachers are effective or better

The Colorado Independent

August 28, 2017 – Upward trend: More of Denver’s youngest students are reading at grade-level

August 24, 2017 – Kimberly students will try out new reading and geometry materials this year

Fox Sports

August 8, 2017 – Join Charles Haley & Dak Prescott For Charity Event at TopGolf on August 20th

Westmoreland News

August 2, 2017 – Public schools continue to push toward accreditation

EDWEEK Market Brief

July 14, 2017 – Adaptive Learning Products Gain Ground in K-12, Market Survey Finds

July 13, 2017 – Look who earned IStation honors at Boys and Girls Club

Big Bend Now

July 6, 2017 – Fort Davis Education Foundation receives $13k grant


June 19, 2017 – New Reading Program Shows Promising Results

June 6, 2017 – Top Istation learners at Boys and Girls Club of Easton named

Getting Smart

May 25, 2017 – On the Road to Interoperability with Denver Public Schools

May 22, 2017 – 12 Smart Ways To Work With Customer Data More Effectively

Huffington Post

May 22, 2017 – America Sees a “Summer Slide” in Reading Each Year. Five Ways You Can Help Prevent It.

May 15, 2017 – Fifty-seven Schools Prepare to Roll Out New K-3 Reading Test

Houston Chronicle

May 9, 2017 – Free computers bring educational technology to Humble student homes

Tampa Bay Times

April 11, 2017 – At High Point Elementary, 'English language learners' are beating the odds


April 5, 2017 – The 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017 According to Education Experts

Houston Press

April 4, 2017 – Caught in the Middle: A New Literacy Program in HISD Targets the Oft Overlooked In-Between Years


March 13, 2017 – Personalization and Super Learners: An Interview with Istation's Richard Collins

​​OA Online

March 9, 2017 – Noel students lead parent meetings

Huffington Post

February 21, 2017 – Teaching Our Kids Real from Fake

Daily Commercial

February 10, 2017 – Groveland Teacher of the Year finalist practices personalized learning

Media Coverage - 2016

Startup Savant

December 15, 2016 – An Interview with Richard Collins: Investor & Chairman/CEO at Istation

Huffington Post

November 29, 2016 – In a World Full of Images, Is Literacy Dying?

The Chanute Tribune

October 20, 2016 – The work behind the glory - being named a Blue Ribbon School

Huffington Post

September 6, 2016 – Pivot Point: Why Third Grade May Be The Most Decisive Year In A Child’s Education

Blog Talk Radio

September 8, 2016 – A Thoughtful Look at Literacy and Technology with Istation's CEO and Chairman


August 25, 2016 – S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition


August 19, 2016 – Back to School: Children & Technology

Dallas Morning News

July 7, 2016 – Good news from a hot summer: Dallas charity donations, help for needy children and other good deeds


June 21, 2016 – Big News At Jubilee Park: More Than Twice As Many Kids Are Reading At Grade Level

New America Ed Central

June 3, 2016 – Edtech and English Language Learners: Scoping Out the Landscape

News Channel 10 - KFDA

May 4, 2016 – Istation Approved in Ohio for Third Grade Reading Guarantee and Reading Assessment

Getting Smart

May 1, 2016 – Supporting English Language Learners with Next Gen Tools

CBS 19

March 28, 2016 – Istation Approved as Intervention Program by Colorado Department of Education

March 24, 2016 – Transformance Crowns Winner in Pocket Change Mobile Game Design Challenge

EdTech Digest

March 15, 2016 – 2016 Finalists & Winners: EdTech Digest Awards Program 2016


March 7, 2016 – Using Istation with NComputing Thin Clients

The Observer

February 29, 2016 – Humble ISD to Distribute More than 3,000 New Chromebooks for Students

EdNET Insight

February 18, 2016 – Istation Approved as Supplemental Program by CDE


February 15, 2016 – Growing Roots for Learning with Istation


February 3, 2016 – Zooming in on 24 Tools

Media Coverage - 2015


November 9, 2015 – Technology Fed Growth in Formative Assessment


October 29, 2015 – Istation Announces Research Partnership with FHSU on Effectiveness of Its Reading Program


October 21, 2015 – Istation Gives Reading Program to Tiger Tots; Develops Literacy Skills in Pre-School Learners

The Hutchinson News

October 17, 2015 – Istation Wins Bid from Kansas Reading Success Program

Media Coverage - 2014


July 16, 2014 – With Hit and Miss Results, Administrators Ask for Another Year with Test Predictors


June 2, 2014 – Colt Elementary Picks Up Honor for Istation Use


February 21, 2014 – Sharpe Elementary Sets High Expectations to Increase Student Literacy by 60 Percent

Media Coverage - 2013

Istation Press Releases - 2021

Press Releases - 2020

Colorado approves Istation Español in READ Act Advisory List

October 29, 2020 – Istation, a leader in educational technology, has been vetted and approved for inclusion on Colorado's Advisory List of Instructional Programming, which provides districts and schools with a choice of literacy programs that serve to enhance teacher quality and upgrade capacity.

Press Releases - 2019

Istation Sponsors Major Speakers at 2019 ASCD Conference

Renowned educators Ron Clark and Stacy Stewart will discuss how to achieve student success

March 14, 2019 – As part of its participation in ASCD Empower19: The Conference for Every Educator, Istation is proud to sponsor the Saturday, March 16 general session presented by educator Ron Clark in Chicago.

Press Releases - 2018
Press Releases - 2017

Istation Announces Agreement with Clever

January 31, 2017 – Istation and Clever have signed an agreement to simplify student logins and provide secure data integration for Istation customers

Press Releases - 2016

Istation Awarded State-Funded Texas SUCCESS Contract

March 14, 2016 – Istation announces it has executed a contract with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as part of the Texas SUCCESS program under the Student Success Initiative. The contract period is from March 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017.

Approved in Ohio for Reading Assessment

February 09, 2016 – The Ohio Department of Education has approved Istation as a vendor of assessment for reading in Kindergarten through 3rd grade for the 2016-2017 school year.

Istation Scores Predict Student Success on STAAR

February 01, 2016 – A recent study finds student results on Istation’s ISIP assessments can determine a high probability of passing the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.

Press Releases - 2015
Press Releases - 2014

Istation goes mobile!

August 25, 2014 – Engage in the interactive world of Istation anywhere — in the classroom, at home, or on the go!

Celebrating Student Success

March 28, 2014 – See how students at Reynolds and Booker elementary schools in Spring ISD react when Istation’s Amelia Chameleon and Justin Time visit!

Press Releases - 2013

UT Dallas Magazine – Spring 2013

Jul 12, 2013 – Alumni Profile: Four Istation employees highlighted in University of Texas at Dallas magazine, Spring 2013 edition.

Timeless Tales with Paige Turner Entices Students in Grades 6-12

May 3, 2013 – Introducing Timeless Tales with Paige Turner, the newest reading resource from Istation. Timeless Tales features an interactive learning experience for students and a purposeful series of teacher-directed lessons for use in reading and reading intervention classrooms in grades 6-12…

Istation Reading Awarded 2013 BESSIE

April 18, 2013 – Istation announces it has been selected for a 2013 Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE) for Istation Reading…


Press Releases - Archives

Istation Launches New Logo and Web Site

July 10, 2012 – Istation unveils its new logo and launches the first phase of their new Web site. The new logo is a silhouette of a child in a red cape…

Pat Harrigan Joins Istation

June 22, 2012 – Pat Harrigan joins Istation as Senior Vice President and National Sales Director…

June 14, 2012 (17KB) Istation's reading programs are highly rated as progress monitoring tools by the NCRTI.

May 1, 2012 (19KB) Grayson County, VA, school system finds success with Istation program.

April 29, 2012 (32KB) Istation, implemented in Abilene elementary schools, is saving teachers hundreds of hours of assessment time so they can invest more time on instruction.

March 23, 2012 (25KB) Istation is recognized by Computerworld as 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate.

December 5, 2010 (18KB) In Shelby County, TN, use of Istation and its intervention approach has resulted in a district-wide reduction of referrals to special education by 12 percent.

March 31, 2010 (17KB) Istation's integrated assessment and reading program engage Roanoke, VA, students.

March 17, 2010 (16KB) University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) game design program graduates find job opportunities at Istation.

September 11, 2007 (22KB) Texas Education Agency approves ISIP as a Recommended Assessment for Progress Monitoring of Early Reading Skills; the automated assessment makes monitoring students' progress easy and fast.