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Imagine Blue Backpacks for Utah Foster Kids

Every year across the nation, close to half a million foster children go back to school. Unfortunately, too many of these children have just entered the foster care system with nothing but a few articles of clothing and personal items stuffed into a garbage bag. And school supplies aren't likely to be among those belongings. Imagine Learning Steps Up
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A Back-to-School Mindset: 4 Easy Tips for Educators

It's hard to believe, but the end of summer break approaches. The question is--do you view the prospect with delight or dread? If you're like most educators, the answer probably lies somewhere in between both extremes. But even the best back-to-school plan can use a few practical tips. So, to help you get back in the game, here are 4 ways to boost your back-to-school mindset and keep your head in the game before the new school year even begins.
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Win a tablet in the northeast region back-to-school contest

We have a great contest for our partners in the northeast! It’s time for school again, and we want to help you gear up for a great school year! As you organize professional development days, schedule computer time, and create plans for great classroom teaching models, we want to make integrating your Imagine Learning licenses into these plans as easy as possible. Easy is great, right? While you are making your school year easier, you will also be entering your school for a chance to win more technology! Every school that submits a completed integration plan  on or before October 16, 2015 will be entered to win an iPad or Android tablet up to a $499 value. Please note that each school can only submit one integration plan. Please work with your colleagues to make a plan that works for everyone.
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Infographic: ELLs in the US

Even though English is the most widely spoken language in the United States, growing populations with limited-English-language skills are presenting challenges—and opportunities—for educators everywhere.
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Back to school inspiration for teachers

When it's time to get back into educator mode for the new school year, where do you turn? Which resources help you go from summer fun to school time in a few weeks (or days) flat? It's time to share your favorite ways to get ready for back-to-school. Do you scour a particular education news source, lesson plan website, or education blog? Or do you simply like to soak in your fellow educators' tips and tricks before the new year starts? Leave a comment and tell us what you do to start your year off right. And if you're looking for some inspiration, check out these three favorite back-to-school posts:
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