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Teachers Pay Teachers Bought Out by IXL Learning

IXL Learning has acquired Teachers Pay Teachers, which is used by 85% of all preK–12 teachers in the United States and more than 7 million educators total, according to the company.

IXL Learning is a developer of personalized learning tools for schools. They also own several other brands, including Rosetta Stone. Teachers Pay Teachers offers "the world's largest catalog of educator-created content and tools for digital instruction," including some 7 million individual resources, some free and some paid. Resources are created by teachers, who can offer those resources free or for a fee.

According to IXL: "...[T]he Teachers Pay Teachers platform presents an opportunity for educators to generate income and support each other through the purchase of educational materials. The platform has experienced strong growth, with 2022 seeing a record number of teachers buying, as well as a record number of Teacher-Authors earning money, through the platform."

IXL did not indicate any plans to make changes to the platform.

"We are so happy to welcome Teachers Pay Teachers into the IXL Learning family. TPT is an iconic brand in education, and it offers a unique opportunity for teachers to learn from each other and become entrepreneurs," said Paul Mishkin, CEO of IXL Learning. "We look forward to redoubling TPT's efforts toward building a special home for educators centered around expertise, trust and a deep devotion to learners' success."

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