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Garland ISD and Renaissance Partner to Provide 6,000 Digital Books and News Articles to Children in Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse

The partnership provides children in the Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse communities—from birth to age 18— access to more than 6,000 high-interest digital books and news articles through myON

Bloomington, Minn. (Sept. 24, 2020)Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, today announced a partnership with Garland Independent School District designed to foster the literacy needs of children in the surrounding Garland, Rowlett, and Sachse communities.

Garland ISD’s “Literacy for Life” initiative brings together multiple companies and surrounding communities in Texas to promote a love of reading and provide access to reading materials. The partnership with Renaissance provides each child in the area—whether a member of Garland ISD or not—access to myON, a digital reading platform.

From adventures in space to deep-sea dives, children can browse, read, and listen to more than 6,000 high-interest digital books and daily news articles that match their unique interests and reading levels. Children can access myON using a computer, tablet, phone, or internet-enabled device and even download up to 20 books for offline reading at a time.

“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Garland ISD to put books in the hands of children across these great communities,” said Todd Brekhus, Chief Product Officer at Renaissance. “With this fall being so unique, access to myON will help ensure each child continues to learn and grow as a reader—no matter where learning takes place.”

To kick things off, Garland ISD and Renaissance are promoting a September reading challenge, and all children are encouraged to participate. The goal is to read 20 minutes a day or 350 minutes. Children that read 350 or more minutes will be entered to win gift cards and other fun prizes. Plus, the top readers and schools will be recognized with signs, banners, and more!

To learn more about myON or the partnership, please visit https://garland.renaissance.com/.


About Renaissance

As a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts, Renaissance is committed to providing educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. Renaissance solutions are used in over one-third of US schools and in more than 100 countries worldwide. The Renaissance portfolio includes Star Assessments, for reliable, accurate insights into K–12 student learning; myIGDIs, for accurate assessment of early learning; myON, to increase students’ access to high-quality reading materials; Accelerated Reader, to support independent reading practice; Freckle, for teacher-led differentiated instruction; and Schoolzilla, to give educators actionable insights into trends in student attendance and achievement. For more information, visit www.renaissance.com.

Contact for Media Inquiries Only:

Ken Stoflet
Communications Specialist
Renaissance
(715) 424-3636 ext. 2332
[email protected]

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