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Follett Expands Its Book Fairs to Include PreK-1, Middle School

August 8, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced its bustling one-year-old book fair business is expanding for the 2018-19 school year to offer fairs focused for early childhood (PreK-1) and middle school (grades 6-8). Follett Book Fairs launched a year ago on a regional basis with fairs designed especially for K-6 and K-8 schools. “Our ability to build solid product ...

Follett Acquires Fishtree Adaptive Learning Platform

July 12, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms. Follett will integrate the machine-based learning tools of Fishtree within Follett’s industry leading Destiny content and resource management ...

Follett Chosen to Manage Five College Campus Stores within University of South Florida System

July 10, 2018
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – The University of South Florida (USF) System has chosen Follett Higher Education to manage five campus stores to bring affordable course material options and fresh products to more than 48,500 students. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF Tampa; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Follett will operate the Sarasota-...

New Agreements Between Follett and McGraw-Hill Education Will Make Powerful Learning Materials More Affordable for College Students

June 28, 2018
NEW YORK – Learning science company McGraw-Hill Education and Follett, a national leader in campus bookstore management, today announced agreements that will make print and digital learning materials more affordable for students in the 2018-19 school year and beyond. The agreements expand the scope of Follett’s current rental offering to include McGraw-Hill ...

Follett’s Aspen SIS Attains Ed-Fi Certification Status

May 11, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced it has successfully completed the Ed-Fi Data Standard Certification for its Aspen Student Information System (SIS). Developed by a community of ed-tech experts and technologists, the Ed-Fi Data Standard is a set of rules for the collection, management, and organization of educational data that allows multiple systems to exchange this ...

Follett to Manage Northern Illinois University Campus Store Operations

May 10, 2018
DEKALB, ILL. – The Northern Illinois University (NIU) Board of Trustees announced today that the university has selected Follett Higher Education to manage campus store operations. After reviewing proposals from numerous national chains, the university selected Follett as its retail partner based on the resources, technology and product selection it can ...

Follett, NextTier Education Partner to Help Students Achieve Their Postsecondary Goals

May 4, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced it has signed an exclusive channel partnership with NextTier Education for its cloud-based software solution that provides educators, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals. Effective immediately, Follett will begin selling NextTier to public and private school ...

Follett Challenge Announces 2018 Grand-Prize Winner

April 27, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – For the second time in three years, the Grand Prize winner of the Follett Challenge is from the state of Alaska. Tudor Elementary School, part of the Anchorage School District, learned in a video announcement it had won the seventh annual contest, which is sponsored by Follett. Created by Chuck Follett, retired president and CEO of Follett Corporation, the ...

Follett Expands ‘Follett Book Fairs’ into Texas Market

April 4, 2018
DALLAS – Follett today announced Follett Book Fairs, which launched regionally at the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, will expand into Texas, effective August 2018. Nader Qaimari, Follett School Solutions’ president, made the announcement at the 2018 Texas Library Association (TLA) Annual Conference in Dallas, and said Follett Book Fairs will begin with ...

Changes Coming to Tulsa Community College Campus Stores

April 4, 2018
TULSA, OKLA. – Tulsa Community College has contracted with Follett, a national leader in campus bookstore management, to operate the TCC Campus Stores on all four main campuses – Metro, Northeast, Southeast and West. TCC is Oklahoma’s third largest college or university serving roughly 25,000 students in credit courses annually. The transition to Follett Higher...

Follett Forms Advisory Board to Help K-12 Schools Genrefy Libraries

April 3, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – A new advisory board has been formed by Follett to help K-12 school libraries make the transition from the Dewey Decimal System to a more student friendly, bookstore-like layout based on genres. The Genrefication Advisory Board, comprised of nearly 20 national and international librarians and media specialists, will meet for the first time this week at the ...

Follett Chosen to Manage Florida Gateway College Campus Store

March 26, 2018
LAKE CITY, FLA. – Florida Gateway College (FGC) has chosen Follett Higher Education to manage its campus store effective March 13, 2018 to bring affordable course material options and fresh products to the campus community. The store was previously managed by the campus. With this new partnership between Follett and FGC, students and faculty will benefit from Follett's...

Follett Contracts with Stony Brook University to Operate Virtual Bookstore and Campus Stores

March 21, 2018
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Follett Higher Education has entered into an agreement with  Stony Brook University to manage its three campus stores and virtual bookstore for affordable course material options effective March 19, 2018. Follett will begin operating Stony Brook’s Shop Red West, Shop Red East and the Seawolves MarketPlace stores bringing a fresh product assortment...

Follett Selected to Manage Two North Shore Community College Campus Stores

March 20, 2018
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – North Shore Community College (NSCC) transitioned its Danvers and Lynn campus stores to Follett Higher Education on March 1, 2018, bringing affordable course material options, fresh products and innovative store designs to the campus community. The stores were formerly run by the campus. With this new Follett and NSCC partnership, students and ...

Cengage and Follett Announce Plans to Offer Cengage Unlimited Subscriptions Via Campus Stores and Websites

March 15, 2018
BOSTON AND WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Cengage, an education and technology company, and Follett Corporation today announced an extensive partnership to distribute, market and promote Cengage Unlimited, making this innovative subscription service available at all of Follett’s more than 1,200 campus locations and online, beginning this fall. Cengage Unlimited is the first-of-its-kind ...

San Bernardino Valley College Chooses Follett to Run Campus Store

March 9, 2018
SAN BERNARDINO, CALIF. – San Bernardino Valley College (SBVC) will transition its store to Follett Higher Education on March 9, 2018, bringing affordable course material options, fresh products and innovative store designs to the campus community. With this new partnership between Follett and SBVC, students and faculty at both locations will benefit from Follett's ...

Follett Challenge ’18 Announces Semifinalists, Video Voting Winners

February 28, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – The Grand Prize winner of the 2018 Follett Challenge will be selected from among an elementary school in Anchorage, Alaska; a middle school in the Bronx, N.Y.; and a high school in Durham, N.C. In an online announcement today, organizers of the Follett Challenge unveiled the seventh annual competition’s three diverse Semifinalists, as well as the 10 ...

Northwestern State University Taps Follett to Run Two Campus Stores

February 22, 2018
WESTCHESTER, ILL. – Northwestern State University (NSU) will transition its Shreveport and Natchitoches campus stores from Barnes & Noble to Follett Higher Education on Feb. 22, 2018, bringing affordable course material options, fresh products and innovative store designs to the campus community. With this new partnership between Follett and NSU, students and ...

Follett to Manage Shepherd University Campus Store

February 20, 2018
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.VA. – Shepherd University will soon transition its campus store to Follett Higher Education management, bringing new products, savings and support for campus store customers. Shepherd University selected Follett as the campus retail partner with the best resources, technology and product selection to support the unique needs of the campus community. The transition...

Follett Selected to Operate Immaculata Campus Store

February 15, 2018
IMMACULATA, PA. – Immaculata University will transition its campus store from Barnes & Noble to Follett Higher Education on Feb. 15, 2018, bringing affordable course material options and fresh product assortments to the campus community. With this new collaboration between Follett and Immaculata University, students and faculty will benefit from Follett's ...

Follett Unveils New Release of Market-Leading Destiny

February 13, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – With its latest release of Destiny, Follett continues to make impactful advances to its market-leading library/resource management solution. Destiny 15.5 provides enhancements to help students and teachers more easily find the best resources to meet learning goals and objectives, and includes updates to the entire Destiny family of products – Destiny ...

Follett announces it will sell LEGO® Education solutions to U.S. school libraries

November 9, 2017
PHOENIX – In its continuing effort to serve the growing makerspace movement, Follett announced today it will sell a selection of LEGO® Education solutions. These solutions will be offered by Follett specifically for school librarians in the U.S. who are interested in establishing a makerspace in their library.   The announcement was ...

Illinois School Library Media Association to Honor Follett

October 19, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett, a trusted provider of educational resources to K-12 institutions for more than 140 years, is being honored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) with the organization’s 2017 Pillar Award. Follett will receive the honor Friday evening (Oct. 20) at ISLMA’s Awards Dinner Banquet in Springfield, Ill., which ...

Follett Helps University of Florida Save Students Millions on Course Materials with Innovative includED® Program

October 11, 2017
GAINESVILLE, FLA. – Follett’s includED® program has saved students at the University of Florida (UF) more than $8.5 million since the program launched in the summer 2014 term. That’s an average of almost $800,000 per term. In the past year (fall 2016 and spring 2017 terms), the program has saved the over 17,000 students enrolled in includED courses $3.06 million...

Follett Book Fairs Launch This Week

October 2, 2017
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett, the leader in PreK-12 education, today announced it is entering the school book fair market, a highly-anticipated launch that will see the company maximize its existing partnerships with thousands of publishers to offer a vast selection of books for early education, elementary and middle school students. The Follett Book Fairs launch begins for ...