Renaissance Success Stories


Are you seeing great results with Renaissance solutions in your classroom, school, or district? We'd love to hear about it!


Are you seeing great results with Renaissance solutions in your classroom, school, or district? We'd love to hear about it!

December 13, 2016
bringing out the best

Bringing out the best: Elise L. Wolff Elementary makes reading crazy fun!

Nine grade levels of reading ability separate students entering the fifth-grade class at Elise L. Wolff Elementary in Henderson, Nevada. As daunting as that may sound for an educator, teacher Lloyd Goldberg says he expects all of his students to […]
December 13, 2016
chance buns

Reading confidence and a record-breaking goal—all by Chance

When asked about his favorite books, sixth-grader Chance Buns is quick to reply with several. Of course, there’s Eragon, a fantasy novel about an orphan who finds a blue stone, only to realize that it’s a dragon egg. Then there’s […]
December 13, 2016
walker elementary

How to read 352 million words in five years: Walker Elementary beats the odds with successful reading campaign

The odds seemed discouragingly stacked against this California school. Ranked in 2011 as Santa Ana’s fourth-lowest elementary school, Walker Elementary struggled to boost the English Language Arts (ELA) proficiency of its largely Hispanic, high-poverty student population. According to the California […]
December 13, 2016
snake river

Measuring up: how good data galvanizes growth in Snake River School District

Potential is a terrible thing to waste. Due to a lack of reliable data about individual students’ skills and progress, schools can miss golden opportunities to help struggling readers succeed or inspire advanced learners to do even more. However, ensuring […]
December 13, 2016
aha moment in math

Triggering and building the aha moment in math

The aha moment… It’s what every teacher, including Michelle Schwendemann, lives for. As a ninth-grade math teacher at Benjamin Carson High School in Detroit, Michigan, Schwendemann is fortunate to frequently see that look of understanding and newfound confidence in her […]
December 13, 2016
concord elementary

Kentucky school meets challenging reading and math CCSS goals

In 2012, Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English/Language Arts and math. Despite the challenges of mastering these new standards, Paducah’s Concord Elementary School recently ranked 19 out of 733 elementary schools […]