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State Superintendent Tony Thurmond’s Gift of Literacy to CA Students

The California Department of Education and Renaissance are partnering in support of Superintendent Tony Thurmond’s statewide literacy campaign. This bold new initiative will ensure that every California student learns to read by third grade by the year 2026, and includes a robust effort to provide one million books for students and families across the state.

In order to get books in the hands of all California children, Renaissance is providing access to myON digital books and news articles through a special statewide shared account for a limited time.

  • Students already reading on their own myON accounts need to continue using their own logins in order to benefit from the personalization features. 
  • Students who do not currently have their own personalized myON accounts will be able to begin reading myON digital books and news articles immediately on the special California statewide shared account. 

This partnership will bolster CDE’s efforts across the state to promote literacy by providing access and equity, supporting reading inside and outside of school, and focusing on growth and intervention.