August 14, 2019 – Bill Lowery, CTO of Istation, is creating tools to save teachers time
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Media Coverage - 2019
August 13, 2019 – BOE gets Istation update
26 July, 2019 – CAI awards five grants supporting summer children’s programs
July 15, 2019 – Education notebook
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.”
June 18, 2019 – Higher Growth Reported for Third Grade Standardized Testing In Florida Districts Partnering With Istation
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
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
May 7, 2019 – Magic Valley school district nominated for nationwide learning impact awards
April 30, 2019 – IMS Global Learning Consortium Announces Finalists for the 2019 Learning Impact Awards and Opens Online Voting
April 25, 2019 – Quitman’s Brantley named Rural Education Teacher of the Year
April 24, 2019 – Istation approved to provide reading assessments in Michigan
January 19, 2019 – Back to School
January 11, 2019 – Predicting Student Success
January 11, 2019 – Math programs for K12 education
December 10, 2018 – 10 Awesome Language Apps and Resources
December 4, 2018 – Get the big picture
November 28, 2018 – Hubbard Elementary School celebrates educational innovation
November 13, 2018 – Personalized learning remains a hot topic, but what does the groundwork look like?
November 5, 2018 – Computer Aid, Inc. awards Education4Kids grants and other company news
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
October 19, 2018 – CAI Awards Education4Kids Grants to Nine Pennsylvania Organizations
September 8, 2018 – Istation, Boulder Learning Collaborate on Fluency Program
August 29, 2018 – Meet Ossa Fisher of Istation (aka Imagination Station)
August 29, 2018 – Arrington talks reading, technology at improved Lubbock elementary
August 17, 2018 – New year, new learning experiences for Miller Co. students
August 17, 2018 – Back-to-School Technology Tips for Families
August 13, 2018 – Dallas Ed Tech Company Rolls Out Speech Recognition Tech
August 12, 2018 – Istation and Boulder Learning Collaborate on Oral Reading and Listening Program Program uses advanced speech recognition to assess students
August 10, 2018 – New year, new learning experiences for Miller Co. students
August 7, 2018 – Collaborating on oral reading and listening program
August 6, 2018 – Istation and Boulder Learning Collaborate on Oral Reading and Listening Program
August 2018 – 20 Under 40: Genevieve Collins
July 30, 2018 – Bilingual Literacy + Digital Literacy = The Future of Education
July 23, 2018 – Istation approved to provide reading assessments to Oklahoma school districts
July 18, 2018 – Istation approved to provide reading assessments to Oklahoma school districts
Stillwater News Press
July 14, 2018 – Istation approved to provide reading assessments to Oklahoma school districts
July 13, 2018 – Top learning Tools for Mathematics
July 10, 2018 – Istation Approved To Provide Reading Assessments To Mississippi School Districts
July 10, 2018 – Istation approved to provide reading assessments to Mississippi school districts
July 2, 2018 – Stillwater battles summer learning loss with Reading Academy
July 2018 – Building A Title I Intervention Strategy, Improving achievement through research-based approaches
27 June, 2018 – Editorial: There’s a teacher shortage; it’s time to reward them
26 June, 2018 – Idaho schools prepare to roll out new reading test in the fall for kindergarten through 3rd grade students
June 25, 2018 – CAI Awards Grants Supporting Summer Children’s Programs
June 20, 2018 – Building A Title I Intervention Strategy, Improving achievement through research-based approaches
June 20, 2018 – Fight the ‘summer slide’ with this e-book
June 15, 2018 – Evaluaciones muestran que más estudiantes leen a nivel de grado (Evaluations Show that More Students Read at Grade Level)
June 14, 2018 – State Kicks off Training Program Ahead of Reading Test Rollout
NBC DFW, KXAS Channel 5
May 23, 2018 – Ossa Fisher, chief operating officer of Istation, and Norma Nelson, executive director of Readers 2 Leaders, appeared on three Facebook Live presentations by NBCDFW this morning during their local pre-“Today Show” broadcast.
Links to the presentations are as follows:
May 11, 2018 – See who's getting hired, promoted the week of May 7-11
May 5, 2018 – The innovation room: Lab lets A&M humanities students get creative with technology
ash; Istation Names COO From Within
May 4, 2018 – Idaho Education - Notecard
May 1, 2018 – Idaho EdNews State Extends Contract Ahead of New K-3 Reading Test
April 27, 2018 – Istation Participates in National Education Conference - Genevieve Collins and Dr. Jill Biden
Katy Trail Weekly
April 27, 2018 – Istation Golf Tourney - Today Foundation Topgolf
Reprint - Katy Trail Weekly (159KB)
April 13, 2018 – Dallas-based Istation turns classwork into child’s play
April 12, 2018 – What comes after college football? SMU program helping student-athletes answer that question
Big Horn County News
April 12, 2018 – Lodge Grass Elementary Ups Student Reading Ability Levels
April 5, 2018 – Technology Bridges the Language Gaps
March 16, 2018 – SIIA’s TechChats: 2017 Company CODiE Winner | Product Team of The Year – Istation
March 13, 2018 – Viewpoint: Why bilingualism is important for economic development
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
December 15, 2017 – Frank Layden Elementary wins Istation contest
December 9, 2017 – Test scores may shock some parents
December 7, 2017 – With gobs of data, Dallas edtech company can predict end-of-year test scores in October
December 2, 2017 – Smart Review | Istation’s Timeless Tales 2.0: NexLevel
November 8, 2017 – Chairman & CEO Richard Collins featured on KRLD News Radio 1080 with host David Johnson
November 7, 2017 – 100 Schools Worth Visiting
November 6, 2017 – 4 Pillars on Which to Build EdTech
October 28, 2017 – SMU Honors Distinguished Alumni and Emerging Leader
October 15, 2017 – Pangburn School Board Gives Report to the Public
September 28, 2017 – A. C. Williams named a 'focus school' by TEA
September 25, 2017 – The Tyranny Of Student Choice: How Much Is Too Much?
September 21, 2017 – CD’A Schools Dive Deep into Data
September 20, 2017 – Majority of Valencia County teachers are effective or better
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
August 8, 2017 – Join Charles Haley & Dak Prescott For Charity Event at TopGolf on August 20th
August 2, 2017 – Public schools continue to push toward accreditation
July 19, 2017 – Free online tool can help students brush up on reading skills
July 17, 2017 – Preventing 'summer slide': Keep your child's brain sharp during break
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
July 9, 2017 – Achievement gaps widen during summer months
July 6, 2017 – Fort Davis Education Foundation receives $13k grant
June 25, 2017 – BISD leads nation on Education Equality Index
June 19, 2017 – New Reading Program Shows Promising Results
June 6, 2017 – Top Istation learners at Boys and Girls Club of Easton named
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
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
May 9, 2017 – Free computers bring educational technology to Humble student homes
April 24, 2017 – Boys and Girls Club salutes top youths
April 11, 2017 – At High Point Elementary, 'English language learners' are beating the odds
April 8, 2017 – Garden City Teachers turning to technology
April 5, 2017 – The 82 Hottest EdTech Tools of 2017 According to Education Experts
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
March 9, 2017 – Noel students lead parent meetings
March 8, 2017 – Schools Boosting Goals in Reading
March 2, 2017 – Istations used for student growth, engagement
February 21, 2017 – Teaching Our Kids Real from Fake
February 10, 2017 – Groveland Teacher of the Year finalist practices personalized learning
December 15, 2016 – An Interview with Richard Collins: Investor & Chairman/CEO at Istation
November 29, 2016 – In a World Full of Images, Is Literacy Dying?
October 20, 2016 – The work behind the glory - being named a Blue Ribbon School
September 6, 2016 – Pivot Point: Why Third Grade May Be The Most Decisive Year In A Child’s Education
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
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
June 3, 2016 – Edtech and English Language Learners: Scoping Out the Landscape
May 16, 2016 – Is Testing Creating a Toxic Culture in Schools?
May 4, 2016 – Istation Approved in Ohio for Third Grade Reading Guarantee and Reading Assessment
May 1, 2016 – Supporting English Language Learners with Next Gen Tools
March 29, 2016 – Rural School Facing Language Barrier
March 28, 2016 – Istation Approved as Intervention Program by Colorado Department of Education
March 28, 2016 – Istation Review
March 24, 2016 – Transformance Crowns Winner in Pocket Change Mobile Game Design Challenge
March 15, 2016 – 2016 Finalists & Winners: EdTech Digest Awards Program 2016
March 7, 2016 – Using Istation with NComputing Thin Clients
February 29, 2016 – Humble ISD to Distribute More than 3,000 New Chromebooks for Students
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
February 1, 2016 – New Gear for the New Year
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
October 17, 2015 – Istation Wins Bid from Kansas Reading Success Program
August 28, 2015 – Using Technology to Help Struggling Students
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
August 29, 2013 – Education Tech Firm Draws Heavily on Talents of UT Dallas Grads
Istation Press Releases - 2019
Tech Titans names Istation's Bill Lowrey as a finalist for prestigious Corporate Chief Technology Officer award
July 16, 2019 – Winner of the Corporate CTO award to be announced at a gala in late August
June 25, 2019 – According to an educational survey, 87% of school leaders believe computer-based approaches drive teacher buy-in
June 19, 2019 – Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education approves Istation in state's effort to enhance literacy screening and progress monitoring
June 13, 2019 – Prestigious awards recognize outstanding educational technology products and companies
May 9, 2019 – Program that presents road map to improving academic performance in reading available to elementary schools at no cost
May 7, 2019 – Dallas-based edtech leader earns prestigious software industry recognition in two categories
May 2, 2019 – Ohio Department of Education approves Istation in state's effort to ensure all students read at grade level by the end of third grade
April 23, 2019 – 25-year strategy veteran joins Dallas-based educational technology organization
April 15, 2019 – Michigan Department of Education approves Istation in state’s effort to ensure all students read at grade level by the end of third grade
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.
She prevailed against odds to get into Yale, and now this tech president is helping students herself
By Brian Womack – Staff Writer, Dallas Business Journal
February 7, 2019 – More than 20 years ago, Ossa Fisher was a student at Newark Memorial High School in Newark, Calif., where administrators grappled with high drop-out rates and teen pregnancies. But she saw a future, not just in higher education, but at Yale University.
October 23, 2018 – Istation Spanish language program honored in "Upper Elementary" category
August 06, 2018 – Program uses advanced speech recognition to assess students
July 17, 2018 – Presenter links bilingual education to economic strength
July 09, 2018 – The Oklahoma State Board has approved Istation for the Reading Sufficiency Act. Istation’s monthly assessment will be available to Oklahoma educators as a means to screen students for reading failure.
June 13, 2018 – Second study this year proves Istation’s effectiveness
May 21, 2018 – Dallas-based edtech company a leader in literacy
May 1, 2018 – Fisher's role to encompass strategy, product development, marketing and sales
April 12, 2018 – The ComputED Gazette recognizes Istation as best academic management website
April 3, 2018 – A new research study from University of Central Florida shows that Istation’s reading assessment can predict Florida Standards Assessment English Language Arts (FSA-ELA) statewide examination scores.
January 18, 2018 – Istation Reading and Math Assessments Approved For Local School District Use
October 30, 2017 – Timeless Tales 2.0: NexLevel is the latest evidence- and research-based reading instruction program for middle school students.
September 05, 2017 – Public and open-enrollment charter schools get free access to Istation’s formative reading assessments for grades 3-5
August 30, 2017 – Arkansas Schools Receive Free Access to Istation’s Assessments in Reading, Math and Spanish
August 28, 2017 – Fisher joins Forbes’ Invitation-Only Community for Communications, Public Relations, Public Affairs and Media Relations Executives.
July 31, 2017 – Idaho Schools to Receive Free Access to Istation’s Computer-Adaptive Formative Assessment in Early Reading
July 24, 2017 – 20-year strategy and finance veteran joins Dallas-based educational technology organization
Free Access to Istation Reading Approved for Kansas, Continuing in the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 School Years
June 27, 2017 – All pre-K through 8th grade students in Kansas public schools will receive free, unlimited access to Istation’s comprehensive digital learning program, Istation Reading.
June 15, 2017 – Bill Lowrey, CTO of Dallas-based edtech company Istation, selected as official member on exclusive Forbes Technology Council
June 13, 2017 – Istation earns industry recognition for Best ESL, ELL or World Language Acquisition Solution
June 5, 2017 – Istation, a national leader in education technology, has been approved as a reading screener in Oklahoma.
MetaMetrics and Istation Expand Partnership to Link Quantile Measures for Math and Lexile Measures for Spanish
March 14, 2017 – Through an expanded partnership, Istation customers will receive Quantile measures and Spanish Lexile measures to differentiate instruction and monitor growth
January 31, 2017 – Istation and Clever have signed an agreement to simplify student logins and provide secure data integration for Istation customers
January 25, 2017 – Istation's award-winning education technology program is now available in the Google Play Store for Android devices
January 11, 2017 – Istation Reading available for use as a literacy intervention program in English (grades pre-K to 8) and Spanish (grades pre-K to 5)
December 5, 2016 – Istation Reading available for use as a literacy intervention program for grades pre-K to 8 through June 30, 2018
November 8, 2016 – Istation is now approved as an alternate assessment for third grade promotion in the state of Florida
October 19, 2016 – Istation received three 2016 EDDIE Awards from The ComputED Gazette. Istation Math earned its first Eddie this year, while Istation Reading continues what is now a three-year winning streak.
September 29, 2016 – The Tackle Summer Slide Program Helps Students in Dallas Stop Summer Learning Loss
September 12, 2016 – A New Research Study From Southern Methodist University Shows a Strong Correlation Between Istation's Reading Assessment Scores and Georgia Milestones' English Language Achievement Levels
September 06, 2016 – With OneRoster, Istation Offers a Secure, Standards-Based Approach for Districts to Easily Update Student Rosters in the Istation Program
August 23, 2016 – Today, Istation announces the release of its new Spanish assessment for 4th and 5th grade, ISIP Lectura Avanzada. The assessment will be available as a free pilot for educators during the 2016-2017 school year.
July 05, 2016 – New Mexico District and Charter Schools to Receive Access to Istation’s Computer-Adaptive Formative Assessment
May 23, 2016 – All pre-K through 8th grade students in public schools receive free, unlimited access to Istation’s comprehensive digital learning program, Istation Reading.
May 4, 2016 – Istation is pleased to announce that it has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education as a vendor for Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee program for the 2016-2017 school year.
Istation Named SIIA Education CODiE Award Finalist for Best Student Assessment Solution and for Best Pre-K, Early Childhood Learning Solution
April 12, 2016 – Istation earns prestigious education industry recognition
University of Central Florida to Expand Research Partnership with Istation for 2016-2017 School Year
April 8, 2016 – Participating schools receive free, unlimited access to Istation’s comprehensive digital learning programs Istation Reading and Istation Español.
March 28, 2016 – Istation is pleased to announce that the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) in conjunction with the Colorado READ Act has named Istation an approved intervention program.
March 23, 2016 – Istation announces updates to Istation Reading, Reading en Español, and Math.
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.
February 19, 2016 – Huffingtonpost Education Blog
February 18, 2016 – Istation is pleased to announce it has been identified as a supplemental reading program by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) in conjunction with the Colorado READ Act.
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.
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.
January 26, 2016 – New Istation products further enhance Istation’s robust and adaptive curriculum
January 05, 2016 – Istation announces Fox Lab, a research and development lab that will push education technology forward
November 19, 2015 – The Morgridge International Reading Center (MIRC) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) today released its Florida Report detailing findings for its 2014-2015 statewide reading performance study.
October 5, 2015 – Istation, a leader in educational technology, is the chosen bidder on the statewide Kansas Reading Success Program and has been awarded a contract through the Kansas Department of Education.
October 1, 2015 – Istation Reading swept the EDDIE Awards’ Elementary Reading categories in back-to-back years.
September 10, 2015 – State Board of Education selects Istation Reading and Istation Español
August 25, 2015 – Istation’s math assessments and supplemental instruction follow same research-based approach as award-winning Istation Reading programs
University of Central Florida to Continue Research Partnership with Istation for 2015–2016 School Year
August 14, 2015 – Participating schools receive free, unlimited access to Istation Reading’s comprehensive digital learning program
July 2, 2015 – Innovative List to Help Guide Leaders in Nation’s Third-Largest School District
July 1, 2015 – It’s onward and upward for the finalists in this year’s EY awards program.
May 13, 2015 – Richard H. Collins Recognized as One of North Texas’ Outstanding Leaders
May 06, 2015 – Istation Reading Assessment Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition
April 21, 2015 – Istation Reading sweeps the BESSIE Awards’ Elementary Reading categories again!
April 08, 2015 – Istation announced today that three of its products have been named finalists for the 2015 SIIA Education CODiE Award for Best Educational App for a Mobile Device.
January 26, 2015 – The new Chromebook app means Istation curriculum is accessible in more places than ever!
August 25, 2014 – Engage in the interactive world of Istation anywhere — in the classroom, at home, or on the go!
July 07, 2014 – Morgridge International Reading Center at the University of Central Florida to Study Elementary Student Reading Performance
April 29, 2014 – Istation's Early and Advanced Reading Named Best Lower and Upper Elementary Reading Programs
April 9, 2014 – Predictability Study Provides ISIP Cut Scores that Reflect Strong Probability of Passing Texas Reading Assessment
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!
March 14, 2014 – Predictability Study Finds Strong Correlation Between ISIP Reading, Texas Reading Assessment
Feb 26, 2014 – Calvin Cool Joins the Crew at Istation Reading
Feb 26, 2014 – Enhanced Reading Scores Included with Istation's Computer-Adaptive Reading Assessment
Feb 25, 2014 – Mobile Access to Istation Available for the 2014 School Year
Nov 3, 2013 – Istation and MetaMetrics partner to bolster reading ability and track progress.
Oct 8, 2013 – Reading Program Funds Instruction for All Pre-K through 8 Students in Public School Districts, Open-Enrollment Charters
Jul 12, 2013 – Alumni Profile: Four Istation employees highlighted in University of Texas at Dallas magazine, Spring 2013 edition.
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…
April 18, 2013 – Istation announces it has been selected for a 2013 Best Educational Software Award (BESSIE) for Istation Reading…
August 30, 2012 – All grades 3 through 8 Texas public school students will have free access to Istation Reading — both in school and at home…
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…
June 22, 2012 – Pat Harrigan joins Istation as Senior Vice President and National Sales Director…
Texas Education Agency places Istation's Spanish assessment, ISIP Lectura Temprana on Texas Commissioner's List of Reading Instruments for 2012-2013
June 15, 2012 – ISIP Lectura Temprana approved by TEA as a valid and reliable Spanish language screening and reading diagnostic instrument…
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.