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Istation wins BESSIE Award for Best Reading Program Third Year in a Row!

DALLAS, April 21, 2015 — Istation Reading sweeps the BESSIE Awards' Elementary Reading categories again!

ComputED Gazette chose Istation Advanced Reading as the winner of the BESSIE (Best Educational Software) in the Upper Elementary Reading Program category for the third consecutive year. Istation Early Reading received the BESSIE for Best Early Elementary Reading Program for the second consecutive year.

The BESSIE awards recognize innovative and content-rich software, websites and apps that provide parents and teachers with technology to foster educational excellence. 2015 marks the 21st year for the BESSIEs.

"We are proud to be once again recognized as an industry leader in educational technology,” said Istation Chairman and CEO Richard H. Collins. “Our goal is to help children learn to read and ensure they have fun while learning. To receive BESSIE Awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015 is a real tribute to our commitment to excellence."

About Istation

Founded in 1998 and based in Dallas, Texas, Istation (Imagination Station) has become one of the nation’s leading providers of richly animated, game-like, educational technology. Istation was named one of 2019’s “EdTech 1000: Companies Transforming Education” by EdTech Digest, and has received numerous national educational technology awards. The Istation program puts more instructional time in the classroom through small-group and collaborative instruction. Istation’s innovative reading, math and Spanish programs immerse students in an engaging and interactive environment and inspire them to learn. Additionally, administrators and educators can use Istation to easily track the progress of their students, schools and classrooms. Istation now serves more than 4 million students throughout the United States and in several other countries. The company celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018.