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Istation Success Story: Why a Florida Father Calls Himself an “Istation Champion”

Dad sees growth as daughter on the autism spectrum falls in love with Istation

Khalila Halisi smiles a lot. She laughs even more than she smiles. She gives hugs and shares kisses. Affection is one of the main ways she communicates.

Khalila is on the autism spectrum. Doctors diagnosed her when she was not quite three years old. Now 12, Khalila remains non-verbal.

“It manifests itself with no speech,” her father Hakim Halisi says as he describes Khalila's autism. “But she does everything else. She’s a beautiful smiling girl.”

When teachers introduced Khalila to Istation, she was immediately hooked.  

Every Question Counts!

There's more to literacy than just being able to read.

A critical part of reading is learning how to think as you read.  The good news is, something as simple as asking your child questions can go a long way toward fueling this key literacy skill.

An Ed Tech Entrepreneur Success Story: Istation CEO Richard Collins

How do you increase a company's customer base by 886% in five years? How do you grow revenue by leaps and bounds, create more than 100 new jobs and do it all in the rapidly changing world of educational technology?  

Richard Collins knows how, and Istation's impressive recent growth is proof.

Collins is the Chairman and CEO of Istation. His leadership, vision, and perseverance is the driving force behind Istation's success. He was recently named a top Entrepreneur of the Year® in the southwest -- an accolade he richly deserves!  Take a look at what D CEO magazine had to say about him in the July/August issue:

 

Four Things Parents Can Do This Summer to Make Teachers Happy This Fall

How to be a Reading Role Model

Research shows that children who read fluently do better in school. It's not just teachers who make it happen, though. Parents play a key role, too.

All summer, we've been sharing suggestions about ways to prevent "The Summer Slide," which is the documented learning loss that occurs when students are out of school. Remember experts say reading just five books during the summer months can help.

Here are four new, easy-to-implement ideas for moms, dads, grandparents or guardians. Doing the following things this summer will make teachers quite happy in the fall!