Renaissance Celebrates Coming Together for Back-to-School

With weekly $500 gift card educator giveaways, fun and exciting classroom resources, and compelling student engagement kits, Renaissance is providing the most comprehensive resources to
accelerate learning to date     

Bloomington, Minn. (July 27, 2021) Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, has released a curated collection of resources to provide educators across all grade levels with valuable content and tools to accelerate student learning this fall. The company has also launched a back-to-school social media contest with the theme “Together Is a Wonderful Place” to celebrate learning in the classroom or wherever learning takes place.

“Back to school is always an exciting time of year, full of potential and promise, and never more so than this year, as many teachers and students come together in person for the first time in over a year,” said Renaissance Chief Marketing Officer Sarah DiFrancesco. “We know teachers are searching for ways to celebrate being together, and we want to help teachers all over the country prepare for the school year with essential tools for the classroom, for their students, and for parents and caregivers.”

The new Back to School with Renaissance resources include themed templates with engaging tools for both teachers and students; Student Engagement Kits tailored to Accelerated Reader, myON, Lalilo, and Freckle; and parent and caregiver checklists for getting ready for back-to-school. This is in addition to the traditional product-specific to-do lists for administrators and teachers, helpful tips on rostering options, information on key updates, new professional learning opportunities, and best practices for engaging families this school year. 

The existing Focus Skills in English and Spanish and What Kids Are Reading report are also included on the Back to School with Renaissance landing page.

Along with the new resources, Renaissance has launched the Together Is a Wonderful Place contest, which will award a $500 Visa gift card to one winner each week through August 13. To enter the contest, educators must visit Renaissance’s Facebook page, follow it, and share how they will celebrate being together for learning this fall, using the hashtag #TogetherIsaWonderfulPlace.

Educators can access the Back to School with Renaissance resources and learn more about the contest at

About Renaissance

As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions are used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement; Lalilo, to develop critical foundational skills; and Nearpod, for teacher-facilitated instructional delivery. For more information, visit

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