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GL Education joins Renaissance

GL Education officially unites with Renaissance, empowering educators around the world to personalise teaching for their students

Children’s Books About Women In STEM

By Lisa Heller

This month our team wants to bring you closer to some of our favourite titles about women in STEM. We’ve chosen a mixture of both fiction and non-fiction titles to provide something for any interest and reading level.  This topic is not only important to make sure we widen the horizon of children but also […]

The 2023 Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards Shortlist is here!

By Denisha Polin

The shortlist for the 2023 What Kids Are Reading Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards is finally here! The Quiz Writers’ Choice Awards are held every year alongside the release of our What Kids Are Reading report. The report highlights the books that have been read the most by children in the UK and Ireland, which is […]

Improving Pupil Outcomes in Reading and Maths at The Raglan Schools with Assessment Insights and Personalised Practice

In 2018, Headteacher Martin Kelsey was looking to support The Raglan School’s numeracy development strategy and decided to implement Star Maths to better understand his pupils’ maths progress and attainment. Renaissance’s newest maths practice solution – Freckle – was introduced in 2021 to provide all pupils, especially those identified by Star Maths as needing intervention, with personalised practice at just the right level.

Renaissance and GL Education Come Together, Creating Comprehensive Platform to Enhance K-12 Learning Worldwide

Bloomington, MN (October 18, 2022) – Renaissance, a leader in R-13 education technology, entered a definitive agreement (subject to certain regulatory approvals) to acquire GL Education, a provider of formative assessments for schools and school groups in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and over 100 countries worldwide. The combined company will deliver differentiated insights to enhance students’ achievement and growth.

10 Great Children’s Books That Put a Spotlight on the LGBTQIA+ Community in TV and Film

By Lucy McGraw

In honour of LGBT+ History Month, the Content Team has put together a list of some of our favourite children’s books that showcase the LGBTQIA+ community’s contributions to TV and film. According to the LGBT+ History Month website, 2023’s #BehindTheLens theme “celebrates LGBT+ peoples’ contribution to cinema and film from behind the lens. Directors, cinematographers, […]

Celebrating World Book Day in a secondary setting: How to encourage an interest in reading beyond dressing up

By Denisha Polin

Written by Sharan Kaur, Librarian at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School, Birmingham Preparing for the big day Lucky enough to have visual screens around the school building? Use these to advertise and drum up hype outside of the library. Do you have whole school designated reading time, such as a library lesson? If not, see if […]

Children’s Books About Adoption and Fostering

By Lucy McGraw

As we begin this new year, we’d like to take time to highlight some of the books we’ve quizzed about adoption and fostering. Adoptees and children in care often have very unique experiences, and these books do a great job of highlighting them. Check out the list below to find titles for all ages and […]

The Renaissance Awards 2022: Recap

By Denisha Polin

  December 14th 2022 was a big day in the Renaissance calendar – we held our 7th annual Renaissance Awards ceremony. The time of year where we recognise educators across the globe for their dedication to teaching and joining us on our mission to accelerate learning for all. From whole-school recognition to outstanding individuals, this […]

Inclusive Children’s Books for the Festive Period

By Lisa Heller

Now that we are in December, many schools and families will be decorating and preparing for exciting winter celebrations. This month the team has put together a list of inclusive titles to get readers in the festive mood and also entertain them during the holidays.  Check out the list below to find titles for all […]