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“On my retirement from Glebe School…”

Kim Bisson, an ex-school librarian and teaching assistant, was about to retire and had something to say to us before she left…

Who’s afraid of the big, bad, digital library?

Have you ever explored the idea of utilising a digital library? In this blog post, we’re exploring some of the benefits of a digital library and how these can help to overcome barriers that libraries are facing today.

A love letter to libraries – and librarians

Here at Renaissance, we love libraries, and we love librarians. Read about the benefits of school libraries, and why we should be working hard to save them!

Let’s take a journey back in time…

Here at Renaissance, we’ve been accelerating learning for all for over 30 years. And it all started with a mother who wanted to share her love of reading with her children… read the story of Renaissance’s humble beginnings in the US all the way until today.

So… why is ‘Mr Greedy’ as hard to read as ‘Of Mice and Men’?

In this blog post, we explain Accelerated Reader book levels, how they’re decided, and why they sometimes seem surprising!

What Kids Are Reading 2019 – The Big Launch!

Now in its eleventh year, our annual What Kids Are Reading report is worth making a big deal out of!

Intent, implementation, impact – how can Star Assessments and Accelerated Reader help with the proposed new Ofsted framework?

If you’re connected to the world of British education in any way, you’ll have heard about the new Ofsted framework, which was released in a first-draft form on in January 2019, left open for consultation until April 2019, and released in its final form in May 2019. In this blog post, our in-house education expert Margaret Allen shares how Renaissance solutions can help you get ready for September…

Renaissance Awards 2018

On Friday 30th November, teachers, headteachers and librarians from schools across the UK and Ireland headed towards Canary Wharf, East London. Waiting for them on the 14th floor of the South Quay building was a night to remember…


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Key Awards and Lists

We aim to quiz all of the books from the major awards and reading promotions. See below for details of AR quizzed books on recent lists.