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April 23, 2021

Why the COVID-19 recovery is a marathon, not a sprint

By Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer If we’ve learned anything about surviving a pandemic, it’s that the process has more in common with a marathon than a sprint. Nothing about this was going to be over […]
April 16, 2021

Why reluctant readers need authors they can trust

By Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer With the recent passing of Beverly Cleary, we lost a giant in children’s literature. She is among a small, select group of authors whom massive numbers of children just seem […]
March 26, 2021

In response to: Misunderstanding the Science of Reading

By Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer In my role at Renaissance, I regularly present to teachers and administrators on student literacy. Recently, I’ve received many questions about the Science of Reading: what this term truly means, […]
March 19, 2021

How to address learning loss this summer

By Dr. Gene Kerns, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer March 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 school closures. Do you remember our naivete as this all began? We were thinking in terms of weeks rather than months, […]