Best of 2023 in Primary & Secondary Education

n2y Recognized for Educational Technology in Tech & Learning magazine’s 2023 Awards of Excellence Expert Judges Vote Inspire and Polaris Best of 2023

n2y, provider of comprehensive, technology-powered solutions for students with unique learning challenges, announced that its products Inspire and Polaris have been selected as winners of the “Best of 2023” award in the annual Awards of Excellence program conducted by Tech & Learning magazine, a leading resource that provides news, tools, and buying guides to education leaders to help them make sound purchasing decisions that drive innovative learning in the classroom.

Inspire, winner in the Primary Education category, is a research- and evidence-based intensive intervention solution that guides Tier 3 and resource room students from explicit, teacher-led instruction to independent learning so that they acquire the skills they need for success in school and life. It boosts the success of Response to Intervention (RTI) programs and supports attainment of IEP goals. Teachers get the assessment and instructional resources they need to better identify and address skill gaps. And students build confidence and independence through a gradual release of responsibility instructional approach while acquiring foundational skills.

One judge remarked, “Inspire…has a well-structured curriculum and adaptive strategies. I like that it caters to individualized learning plans. The program’s content fosters a positive and inclusive environment, making it a useful tool for educators committed to supporting every student’s potential in special education settings.”

Polaris, winner in the Secondary Education category, is reducing the time, energy, and worry that go into planning, writing, and managing an IEP. Polaris automates the most time-consuming and complex parts of the IEP, including pulling in assessment data to develop PLOPs, aligning IEP goals directly to that performance data, and providing visual reports to monitor progress.

Said one judge, “Seeing many meetings over the years in my roles, I know that having a streamlined solution helps efficiency and productivity.”

n2y CEO Ed Holmes said, “We are thrilled that our two newest solutions—Inspire and Polaris—have received these awards. These solutions help educators address two very pressing challenges—writing high-quality IEPs and delivering effective intensive intervention—that ultimately impact student outcomes. We thank the Tech & Learning judges for advocating for the needs of educators and recognizing solutions like ours that meet those needs.”

The Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence: Best of 2023 celebrate education technology from the last 12 months that has excelled in supporting teachers, students, and education professionals in the classroom, for professional development, or general management of education resources and learning. Nominated products are divided into three categories: Primary, Secondary, or Higher Education.

Tech & Learning’s panel of expert judges score each nominated product on ease of use, value, versatility, and utility. Those products that score highly across the criteria were named winners.

About N2Y

n2y is changing the lives of special education administrators and teachers, therapists and paraprofessionals, and all the students they serve. Its award-winning solutions are designed specifically to address the needs of the whole child and help unique learners meet their state’s standards. Multiple integrated, evidence‑ and research‑based solutions empower educators to teach and students to achieve. Differentiated, standards-based academic instruction, enhanced by proactive behavior management, combines with collaborative IEP development to support learning for every student. For more information on these solutions, please visit

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