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Renaissance Wins Best Professional Development Learning Solution from The EdTech Awards 2019

Renaissance-U is a winner, and the company earns finalist honors in six other categories of the biggest recognition program in edtech

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (Apr. 11, 2019) – Winners of The EdTech Awards 2019 have been announced to a worldwide audience of educators, technologists, students, parents, and policymakers interested in building a better future for learners and leaders in the education and workforce sectors. Renaissance®, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, was a winner in one category and a finalist in six others.

Renaissance myON® Reader finished as a finalist for Best Literacy or Reading Solution, and Renaissance Star 360® was selected as a finalist for the Best Testing and Assessment Solution category. Renaissance-U® won the award for Best Professional Development Learning Solution. Renaissance Flow 360® was named a finalist both for Best Classroom Management Solution and Best New Product or Service. In addition, Renaissance’s Chief Product Officer Todd Brekhus was named a finalist in the Visionary category and Chief Academic Officer Gene Kerns was named a finalist in the Author/Speaker category.

“It’s exciting to be able to work with a great team at Renaissance to build products that truly accelerate student learning,” said Brekhus. “We’re always listening to educators and incorporating their feedback into our products and updates. We thank EdTech Digest for their recognition and look forward to continuing our work with educators to build a brighter future.”

Now in its ninth year, the EdTech Awards is the largest and most competitive recognition program in all of education technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech.

“Nearly a decade in, The EdTech Awards persists in its salute,” said Victor Rivero, the Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest who oversees the program. “And nearly a decade in, the people driving edtech forward persist in their passion to improve learning. The EdTech Awards 2019 celebrates edtech’s best and brightest all year long: innovators, leaders, and trendsetters who are shaping the future of learning.”

The edtech ecosystem is now more than 15,000 companies strong, with hundreds of thousands of educators using technology to enhance, improve, and transform their everyday work. More than $50 billion has been invested worldwide across the global edtech landscape in just the last several years while global education and training expenditure is set to reach a whopping $10 trillion by 2030, according to some estimates.

The EdTech Awards recognize people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. The annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters. This year’s finalists and winners were judged on various criteria, including pedagogical workability, efficacy and results, support, clarity, value, and potential.

The complete list of finalists and winners is available here.

About Renaissance

Renaissance® is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters: creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey—from year to year and for a lifetime. Our data-driven, personalized solutions are currently used in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 80 countries around the world. For more information, visit

About The EdTech Awards

The EdTech Awards were established in 2010 to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology.

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