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Follett Brytewave Digital Textbook Reader Now Powered by VitalSource

July 20, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Higher education’s largest campus retailer Follett Higher Education Group is working with VitalSource, Ingram Content Group’s educational technology division, to enhance its BryteWave™ digital textbook reader. Beginning this month, the BryteWave digital textbook reader will be powered by VitalSource to provide Follett campus partners and ...

Follett Announces Fourth Quarter Values in Action Finalists

July 7, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett has wrapped up its first year of quarterly recognition with the selection of the Fourth Quarter Follett Values in Action finalists. Each finalist will receive a financial award and is eligible to be selected as one of Follett’s fiscal year-end Values in Action President’s Award winners. These awards recognize the exemplary efforts of team...

Follett, Biblionasium Partner to Engage Young Readers

June 21, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett and Biblionasium announced today they are joining forces in an exclusive partnership with the goal of supporting the independent reading activities of students, ages 6 to 13. In August Follett’s market leading Destiny Library Manager will be seamlessly integrated with  Biblionaisum’s award winning digital platform that connects young...

Follett’s Aspen Student Information System to Partner with SRC Solutions for Online Registration Process

June 14, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has selected the Gateway Suite from SRC Solutions, Inc. as its preferred and exclusive Online Registration development partner for the Aspen Student Information System. As part of the relationship, Aspen will be integrating Registration Gateway and Central Records Gateway to provide paperless end-to-end solutions for Online Registration and ...

Illinois PreK-8 District Selects Follett’s Aspen Student Information System

June 1, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Following a comprehensive search process for a new student information system (SIS), Joliet Public Schools District 86 has adopted Follett’s Aspen SIS. The search committee, comprised of 40 key stakeholders, met for nearly two years to identify and select the SIS that best fit the needs of the PreK-8 district, which is home to 12,000 students in 21 ...

Follett Launches New Makerspace Bundles for K-12 Libraries

May 25, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – As makerspaces continue to gain momentum in the K-12 library world to encourage students’ inquiry and exploration through hands-on production, Follett has answered by offering Makerspace Bundles. The age-level specific bundles are individually tailored for elementary, middle and high school grades, and include a variety of diverse materials, including ...

Follett Partners with Rice University to Manage University Bookstore

May 18, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Higher Education Group is proud to announce its newest partnership with Rice University in Houston, growing the Follett campus store network to more than 1,250 campus stores and 1,700 virtual stores nationwide. Follett was chosen as the company with the best resources, product selection and community focus to meet the evolving needs of Rice ...

Follett Announces Third Quarter Values in Action Finalists

May 9, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett has announced the third quarter finalists for its Follett Values in Action Awards program. Each finalist will receive a financial award and is eligible to be selected as one of Follett’s year-end Values in Action President’s Award winners. These awards recognize the exemplary efforts of team members who live the Follett Values in their ...

Follett and Reading is Fundamental Host Annual Poster and Essay Contest Ceremony

April 29, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation is again partnering with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Chicago to promote literacy and a love of learning among Chicago Public School (CPS) students with the annual Follett Essay and Poster Contest Awards Ceremony. Approximately 200 CPS students will gather at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center on Friday, April...

Follett Challenge Announces Grand-Prize Winning School

April 26, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Featuring an innovative and successful STEM program that teaches 21st-century learning skills in a unique way, Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High School, located on Alaska’s Eielson Air Force Base, is the grand-prize winner of the fifth annual Follett Challenge. The school, part of Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and named after famous ...

Follett Acquires Baker & Taylor

April 18, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation today announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide. With combined sales of $3.6 billion, the two businesses will offer librarians, patrons, educators and students unprecedented access to...

Follett Donates $100,000 in Scholarships to All-USA Community College Academic Team

April 12, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Higher Education Group, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of the All-USA Community College Academic Team. Follett will again donate $100,000 in scholarships, translating to $5,000 for each 2016 All-USA team member. Follett’s ongoing relationship with Phi Theta Kappa and sponsorship of the All-...

Follett Acquires Wobo, Inc., BookVolume

March 30, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation today announced that the company has acquired Wobo, Inc. (formerly Woody's Books, Inc.), a leading service for independent managed campus stores to find and purchase books online in volume. The acquisition includes Wobo, Inc. assets including the BookVolume tool, enabling Follett Wholesale to leverage new technology in transforming ...

Follett Challenge Unveils Semifinalists, Video Winners

March 7, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – A first-ever finalist from the state of Alaska highlighted today’s video announcement of the three semifinalists and 10 People’s Choice Awards in the Follett Challenge. Sponsored by Follett, the fifth annual Follett Challenge will reward $200,000 in Follett products and services to the most innovative K-12 programs teaching 21st-century skills to...

Follett Now Offering ThinkCERCA Literacy Platform

March 1, 2016
CHICAGO – Follett announced today it has begun selling ThinkCERCA, an award-winning online literacy platform that empowers teachers to personalize critical reading, writing and thinking instruction. ThinkCERCA includes curriculum for grades 4-12 across English language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. The CERCA framework, the core of the ThinkCERCA ...

Follett Commits to U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen Initiative to Support Schools’ Use of OERs

February 26, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Follett announced today it will join the U.S. Department of Education’s #GoOpen campaign committed to supporting districts and educators as they transition to the use of high-quality, openly-licensed educational resources (OERs) in their schools. Follett plans to introduce searching and access to the Learning Registry – a shared repository of ...

Follett Acquires ClassBook

February 23, 2016
MCHENRY, ILL., AND CASTLETON,N.Y. – Follett announced today it has acquired ClassBook, one of the K-12 education industry’s leaders in customized online bookstores that serve schools, teachers, parents, and students. Founded in 1992 and based near Albany, N.Y., ClassBook provides private and parochial schools with 24/7 bookstores, streamlining and personalizing the ordering and ...

Follett Partners with Cengage Learning to Sell Career and Technical Education Solutions

February 4, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Studies show high school students involved in Career and Technical Education (CTE) are more engaged, perform better, and graduate at higher rates. To help give students in grades 9 through 12 the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers, Follett is partnering with Cengage Learning to offer more than 1,700 of Cengage Learning’s ...

Follett, EBSCO Announce eBook Partnership

February 1, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett announced it is partnering with EBSCO Information Services to make approximately 600,000 EBSCO-hosted eBooks available for ordering through Titlewave, Follett’s premier collection development and order platform for K-12 schools. EBSCO offers high-quality eBooks from more than 1,500 major publishers, including eBooks from more than 115 ...

Follett’s Nader Qaimari named to EdNET ’16 Industry Advisory Board

January 29, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Nader Qaimari, who leads Follett’s preK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, has been named to the EdNET 2016 Industry Advisory Board, a panel of industry executives who advise on the programming and formatting for the education industry's networking and thought leadership event. The annual EdNET Conference, hosted by MDR, provides PreK-12 ...

Follett Names New Senior VP of Sales and Customer Service

January 19, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has announced the hiring of David Schroeter as its new Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service. Schroeter joins Follett after spending the past 12 years with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. He most recently served Gale as Senior Vice President of Sales. Schroeter originally joined Cengage (then Thomson Learning) in 2003 as Regional ...

Follett Helps College Students Save Big with Textbook Rental and Price Match

January 12, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – College students seeking a hassle-free path to the right course materials at the best price will find it at their local Follett-managed bookstore. In addition to traditional savings from used textbooks, students can now take advantage of savings from text rental and price matching at more than 1,200 college bookstores—and online at more than 1,700 ...

Follett Supports ‘Future Ready Schools’ Initiative on Behalf of Project Connect

December 14, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Follett  joined a strong educational coalition of national partner and regional organizations, and major corporations, by supporting Future Ready Schools, an initiative developed by the U.S. Department of Education to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for career success. The ...

Follett Aspen IMS Named ‘Readers Choice Top Product’ by District Administration Readers

December 1, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett Aspen Instructional Management System (IMS) has been recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015.” The winners were compiled from more than 2,100 nominations from the magazine’s readers over the past ...

Follett, New Dimension Media Announce Partnership

November 19, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett and New Dimension Media (NDM) today announced a partnership for Follett to exclusively distribute NDM’s CCC! Streaming Media to K-12 schools across the United States and Canada. CCC! Streaming Media’s comprehensive video collection is licensed for use in the classroom and provides essential tools to embed video into the curriculum ...

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