September 12, 2019

Renaissance-U and Renaissance Accelerated Reader were named two of the best solutions in edtech by a panel of industry thought leaders and educators

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (Sept. 12, 2019)Renaissance®, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, today announced that it was named a winner in two categories of the 2019 Tech Edvocate Awards. Three Renaissance products were also honored as finalists.

The winners were selected by a panel of edtech thought leaders and educators. The panel gave top honors to two Renaissance products, awarding Best Professional Development App or Tool to Renaissance-U® and Best Literacy App or Tool to Renaissance Accelerated Reader®. Renaissance-U also won The EdTech Digest award for Best Professional Development Learning Solution earlier this year.

Renaissance myON Reader® was also named a finalist for the literacy category and Renaissance Star 360® earned finalist honors for Best Assessment App or Tool. Renaissance was lauded as a finalist for Best Global EdTech Company.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a leader in edtech and win not just one, but two Tech Edvocate Awards,” said Todd Brekhus, chief product officer at Renaissance. “Recognition from educators and our industry peers is always especially gratifying. These awards inspire us to continue our mission to continually extend the impact of our solutions.”

Renaissance-U offers educators a blended approach to professional development with a combination of in-person, online, and virtual services. Users get personalized ongoing support, along with access to training sessions, videos, and activities that are available anytime and anywhere.

Accelerated Reader equips educators with unparalleled insight into independent reading practice, research-proven goal-setting tools, activities that span a variety of skills and text types, and a worldwide community of support. It forms an industry-leading literacy ecosystem with myON Reader, a student-centered, personalized learning program that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books.

A full list of the 2019 Tech Edvocate Award winners can be found 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 90 countries around the world. For more information, visit

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