We’re innovating year-round to improve the lives of educators and the students they serve. Visit this page—and check back often—to stay current on exciting new solutions and program features you can implement right away.
May 1, 2022
We have so many exciting updates to all the solutions that educators, students, and families love! The latest ones include new tools in Polaris that make collaboration among IEP teams better than ever and much‑needed Transition resources. We have also added a Professional Learning webinar for end‑of‑year success and the expertly assembled n2y Math Manipulatives Kit. Plus, there are lots of new pre‑made strategies in Positivity and templates in SymbolStix PRIME as well as an L3 Skills game focused on letter sequencing.
April 1, 2022
Two great new games now bring the total to over 170 L3 Skills games! Ben’s Big Choices and Reading Recipes: Sweet Treats are great examples of how L3 Skills supports lifelong learning as students learn to make good decisions and sharpen their math skills.
March 1, 2022
Connect with unique learners better than ever using 15 new templates in SymbolStix PRIME! Teachers and service providers can spark rewarding conversations at school and at home with much‑requested templates that are easily customized for individual needs. Also, two new L3 Skills games build letter and word recognition.
February 1, 2022
Enjoy expanded support for teachers and students thanks to recent updates to the Total Solution and Positivity! Admins will gain greater insight into solution usage and student progress while teachers will find time‑saving resources for building essential SEL skills. Plus, a new L3 Skills game lets players discover fun facts about animals at an aquarium.
December 3, 2021
We’ve added an Adaptive/Functional Area of Focus to Polaris, including a new profile, assessments, and aligned goals and resources to provide a comprehensive view of a student’s adaptive functional skills.
November 19, 2021
Students get to make a fall favorite in our new L3 Skills game: pumpkin pie! They must follow the directions carefully, picking out ingredients in the right amounts—practicing object, number, and fraction recognition.
November 12, 2021
We’ve refreshed the Unique Learning System Courses page with a clean design. Updates to student rostering include the option to add students in bulk, as well as the ability to create single records.
October 29, 2021
When students visit the Mystery Mansion in our new L3 Skills game, they need to use their math skills to figure out who has taken a book from the library. Can they eliminate suspects one by one to unravel the mystery?
September 24, 2021
Twenty new premade Positivity strategies with timely topics expand your options for supporting social‑emotional learning, helping everyone to start the new school year right! Plus, our latest L3 Skills game builds math and life skills as students check out a variety of carnival games.
September 3, 2021
Four new reports in Unique Learning System give administrators a high‑level view of district performance, ensuring better visibility of n2y solution usage and what everyone values the most: positive student outcomes!
August 27, 2021
It’s time for a fun breakfast in our new L3 Skills game! Students will develop their ability to follow directions and their math skills (including number recognition and fractions) while completing a recipe for some delicious waffles, one ingredient at a time.
August 20, 2021
Just in time for Back to School, it’s even easier to manage assignments and monitor student progress across multiple n2y solutions—My Students is where the action is!
August 6, 2021
Now News2you gives teachers and service providers a more streamlined and powerful way to manage assignments in My Students! Plus, when previewing Student View through My Students, you’ll see News2you along with Unique Learning System for those seated in both solutions.
July 23, 2021
They’re here! We’ve made big changes to Unique Learning System that empower educators more than ever! From a complete redesign of Monthly Lessons to an enhanced My Students page, these updates give you more time to focus on your students, easy access to important actions and data, and much more flexibility.
July 2, 2021
It’s a good time of year for subscription maintenance, and we’ve just made it easier to clean up your student rosters. Bulk removal of dropped students can now be done from your dashboard—at your convenience!
June 18, 2021
Students can experience the thrill of game show participation in two new L3 Skills games! They’ll develop their sorting and categorizing skills as they decide whether or not items belong in a wide variety of categories.
June 11, 2021
After years of thoughtful development work at n2y, and incredibly helpful feedback from our subscribers, Polaris is here to revolutionize the IEP process! There’s also a helpful new Classroom Code on the My Students page that will save you a lot of time.
May 28, 2021
This month’s updates span multiple solutions! Using Unique Learning System you can now assign Checkpoint Assessments in Student View for improved remote progress monitoring. A new game in L3 Skills offers a fun way for students to hone their time‑telling and matching skills. And our revolutionary IEP solution, Polaris, is ready for prime time—watch the guided tour to see this life‑changing system in action!
May 7, 2021
Our much‑anticipated Summer Unit is available now through August 31, 2021! This year’s engaging theme, By the Sea, will keep your students motivated, participating, and advancing toward their learning goals with evidence‑based lessons, hands‑on activities, and more.
April 30, 2021
We’re all about task completion this month! Build students’ ability to persevere and finish work with new completion prompts in Student View. When they attempt to turn in an assignment that is incomplete, students will see a visual prompt highlighting what part of an activity needs to be completed before they can submit it. And a new game in L3 Skills provides practice in completing spelling words.
April 2, 2021
It’s time for everyone’s favorite: a bake sale! Students fill orders for yummy desserts at a high school’s annual fundraiser in our new L3 Skills game, improving their object recognition, number identification, and counting skills.
March 26, 2021
With a simplified design to Student View, students will find it easier to navigate between their n2y solutions when they first sign in. And once in a solution, they’ll easily locate the activities you’ve assigned.
February 26, 2021
The new Turn In capability in Unique Learning System is a fantastic addition that lets students, caregivers, and teachers easily see progress on activities and improves data collection, too—especially helpful during remote learning! Also, two new Feed Symbolsaurus games in L3 Skills build letter and word recognition with the help of a hungry dinosaur.
February 12, 2021
Student data in Unique Learning System just got more informative than ever. Now teachers can see the work behind the data and easily print or download student answers!
January 29, 2021
Do your students know how to make a snowman? Our new Monster Moves L3 Skills game includes snowman-making steps as a guide for correctly sorting puzzle pieces—perfect for winter learning and fun!
January 22, 2021
Students have better access to learning now that it’s easier than ever to sign into n2y solutions! We’ve added login options that include single sign‑on (SSO), which can simplify password management.
January 8, 2021
A big update brings improved versatility and reach to SymbolStix PRIME! New organizational options help you manage your interactive boards, and you can send them to colleagues who subscribe, wherever they may be. Students can be assigned custom boards, enhancing their access to learning, language, and self‑expression in any setting throughout their day.
December 4, 2020
Visit an art museum where vibrant works of art need a little help to look their best. Students will experience discovery and accomplishment as they clean up various paintings on display.
October 30, 2020
Unique learners get to shoot some hoops in a number of outdoor and indoor settings, including a public park, school playground, and gym, in a new L3 Skills single-switch game.
October 2, 2020
“Woof!” We’ve got some hungry dogs eager for a snack in the new L3 Skills game Follow the Path: Dogs. Students will develop their fine motor skills as they carefully trace different paths from start to finish, bringing a biscuit to a variety of dogs.
September 18, 2020
We’ve listened to feedback from teachers and administrators to guide changes to search in L3 Skills and the implementation of a new sample classroom in Unique Learning System. We also clarified accessibility settings for students and now support single sign-on (SSO) through an LMS for all n2y solutions.
September 4, 2020
Head to the skatepark for some fun in a new L3 Skills single-switch game! Unique learners will love having an accessible way to initiate skateboarding tricks on different ramps.
August 28, 2020
Teachers and students can work more efficiently and communicate better than ever with the new marker tool in Unique Learning System and News‑2‑You. Draw, annotate, or highlight anywhere on interactive documents, which is especially useful for remote learning!
August 14, 2020
Designed to accommodate and enhance remote learning, Positivity’s Schedule On Demand is a major new feature that educators and students will love! Plus, we have a simple but powerful update to SymbolStix PRIME that brings universal access to changing symbol skin tones.
August 7, 2020
Classic literature is now accessible to all learners through adapted and symbol-supported versions plus full teaching support.
July 10, 2020
Unique Learning System now gives you a quick way to tell whether your students have completed an assigned lesson activity. You can see data for the current unit as well as any previous units within the school year.
July 3, 2020
Already a powerful resource for behavior management, Positivity now encompasses a Core Behavior Profile, behavior tracking, and additional reporting to support teachers and administrators throughout the behavior intervention process.
June 26, 2020
We’ve got two updates to Unique Learning System that will be helpful to many teachers. Group Skill Tracking now includes location-based standards instead of Common Core standards to better align with IEP compliance and progress monitoring for students in reading, math, or writing small groups. Also, a new toggle switch in My Reports gives educators an easy way to show or hide sample student data in the results.
June 19, 2020
We’ve got three exciting updates to Unique Learning System! There are new social studies courses you can assign, and once they’ve been assigned, you’ll see data on student progress (and for science courses, too). Also, now you can review data for multiple courses at once within the Course Performance Report. For those who would like one fewer login to keep track of, use Google Single Sign‑On (SSO) to access your n2y account.
June 12, 2020
We’ve updated My Schedule and My Plan in Unique Learning System to make planning your month so easy you can do it in a few minutes.
May 29, 2020
A major update to News‑2‑You adds Student View, giving educators more resources to work with and allowing anytime, anywhere access to students! Also, now Student Performance Reports in Unique Learning System can show data across multiple lessons and/or standards.
May 22, 2020
Recent updates to Unique Learning System not only streamline the process of planning, but they also reduce the time and effort needed to review student progress versus grade-level general education and extended standards.
May 15, 2020
Would you like to be able to find exactly the right template, right when you need it? This update to Positivity gives you the ability to quickly organize, find and filter your templates.
April 24, 2020
Creating student schedules in Unique Learning System is more efficient than ever: Now My Plan allows copying of activities from block to block into more than one day. And students who have mastered the first Type Golf: Core Vocabulary game in L3 Skills have a new challenge!
April 17, 2020
We’ve got an update to Unique Learning System that many teachers have requested: Student Performance Reports now include homework by default! Also, students and teachers can now navigate from solution to solution without having to log out each time.
April 3, 2020
n2y has updated Unique Learning System so you can work more efficiently. Whether you want to view different students’ Instructional Task data or you need to change reading level priority for a student, you have a new way to do it quickly.
March 14, 2020
Golf games are eternally popular with gamers so we’re following up last month’s Type Golf: Core Vocabulary Set 1—and hoping to engage even more unique learners—with this week’s addition to L3 Skills, Golf Single Switch.
February 22, 2020
We’re constantly updating our solutions to help educators focus on teaching. Recent changes to SymbolStix PRIME and Positivity add new, time-saving capabilities for customizing activities and behavior strategies. In addition, Positivity users can now symbolize text and take advantage of robust tracking and reporting. Finally, we’ve added another fun, standards-aligned game to L3 Skills that incorporates a sport that’s recognizable and played worldwide: golf.
January 31, 2020
We’re constantly adding new standards-aligned games to L3 Skills, and for this month we’ve expanded on an existing favorite—and given players even more superpowers—by creating More Super Slice!
January 17, 2020
We have some time-saving improvements to share, plus a major update to one of our solutions! News‑2‑You users will find the new search functionality for Breaking News articles to be an easy way to return to those articles and use them anytime you’d like. Unique Learning System users will appreciate the new simplicity of moving linked events. And Positivity users now have many new reports to draw from in order to make data-driven decisions—and improve student outcomes.
December 1, 2019
So many educators have asked us for the ability to assign homework in Unique Learning System, and we are thrilled to announce that the homework feature is now live!
November 8, 2019
We’ve updated the alarm options in Positivity. Why? Research has shown that alarms are a great way to promote independence, and these new features provide even more options for personalization.
September 1, 2019
Unique Learning System is known for its robust, accessible content—and now there’s more! The new Suggested Content feature links you to additional targeted resources for supporting your unique learners.
August 1, 2019
Unique Learning System has always been a great resource for tracking student progress. Now, users can see daily student performance data through the monthly activities.