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Follett Destiny 14.0 Features Learning Management System Integration

August 18, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett’s new Destiny 14.0 release now supports IMS LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) capability providing seamless, single sign-on integration to resources available in Destiny Discover via districts’ learning applications. Earlier this week, Follett announced a series of significant updates to its market-leading Destiny solution, including ...

Follett Unveils Major Updates to Market-Leading Destiny Solution

August 15, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Offering an innovative Chrome extension and access to open education resources (OERs), as well as ushering in a dramatically refreshed user interface, Follett today announced one of its most significant updates ever to its Destiny product. “We continue to invest in our market leading solution, and these updates are game changers for the marketplace,...

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  Biblionasium’s award winning digital platform that connects young...

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, 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 ...

New Follett ‘Top 50 Books’ List Gives Educators Valuable Insight Into What Students Are Reading

November 17, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has launched Students’ Choice, a monthly list developed by compiling regularly generated, real-circulation statistics straight from school libraries. Unlike other lists, the information compiled through Follett Destiny Library Manager provides educators with regularly updated and reliable yearlong trends based on what students are checking out ...

Follett Integrates with eBook Providers to Create Open Content Repository for PreK-12 Districts

November 2, 2015
COLUMBUS, OH – Follett continues to expand its market-leading Destiny solution to be an open agnostic discovery tool for print and digital content that supports PreK-12 classroom and curriculum needs. Another major step in that direction was announced today when Follett unveiled new product integrations with OverDrive and Mackin Educational Resources. The announcement ...

Follett Unveils Lightbox — Interactive Multimedia Springboard for PreK-12 Learning

August 13, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today unveiled Lightbox, a fully interactive, multi-dimensional interface for PreK-12 teachers looking to improve student engagement, comprehension, vocabulary and literacy development. Designed with digital natives and the way they learn in mind, Lightbox supports instructors with varied approaches to teaching topics, while its built-in tools create...

Follett’s Destiny Resource Manager Helps Districts Save Money by Tracking Assets

August 4, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Barrington Community Unit 220 School District in northwest Illinois faced a dilemma familiar to many pre-K12 districts: It was poised to begin the initial phases of a 1:1 transformation but knew it first must have an effective and efficient software system in place to track and manage all of the digital devices it was distributing. “This was a huge ...

Follett to Offer HarperCollins eBooks to PreK-12 Students Nationwide

May 27, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced it has launched a robust collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers. Among the beloved HarperCollins classics that will be available are, "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. In ...

Follett Challenge Announces 2015 Winners

April 30, 2015
CHICAGO – Follett Corporation today announced the winners of the fourth annual  Follett Challenge, which empowers innovation and rewards ground-breaking educational programs. O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove School District #58 in Downers Grove, Illinois, has been awarded the Grand Prize for its inventive multimedia program, Conquest of the Realm. The...

Follett’s Destiny Upgrade Features EasyBib Integration

April 6, 2015
CHICAGO, IL – Follett this week announced several innovative enhancements to Universal Search, the powerful content search and discovery tool available in the latest upgrade of Destiny Library Manager. New features include integration with EasyBib, an intuitive information literacy platform that provides students with citation, note taking and research tools. ...

Follett Forges ebook Partnership with Carolina Biological Supply

March 11, 2015
CHICAGO, IL – Follett today announced an ebook partnership with Carolina Biological Supply, a leading supplier of science labs, materials, and investigations to support biology and chemistry teachers for more than 80 years. Both companies will be exhibitors at this week’s NSTA Conference, which starts Thursday at McCormick Place West. With the launch of Carolina ...

Washington D.C. K-12 School District Selects Follett's Aspen Student Information System

January 22, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Seeking a more robust, flexible and customizable student information system (SIS) from a vendor with a proven track record, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has selected Follett and its Aspen solution.  Follett’s Aspen SIS will help the 47,000-student district capture, report, manage and analyze its student data, support enrollment, ...

Follett's New Destiny Resource Manager Will Track, Circulate All K-12 District Assets

December 3, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – Follett this week introduced Destiny Resource Manager, a new, universal system that enables K-12 districts to track and manage all school assets. Destiny Resource Manager represents an evolution from Follett Destiny Asset Manager as it will monitor barcoded textbooks in addition to traditional assets such as laptops, tablets and equipment. "Follett ...

Houston Independent School District Adopts Follett Technology to Simplify Management of Education Content, Data

August 15, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – Houston Independent School District (HISD), the seventh largest K-12 school district in the country, has adopted Follett’s Destiny® Library Manager™ for its new centralized, integrated library management solution. Destiny Library Manager will be implemented later this year throughout the 212,000-student district, which is comprised of 86 ...

Follett’s Destiny Library Manager Named Winner in Ed-Tech Publication’s Readers’ Choice Competition

August 1, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – Three Follett products nominated by K-12 educators and administrators from around the country have earned recognition in the eSchool News’ Readers’ Choice Awards for 2014-15.  Follett’s market-leading Destiny Library Manager has been named one of the winning products and services, while Aspen Instructional Management System (IMS) and ...

Follett Names George Gatsis Senior VP/Technology Platforms

May 7, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – George Gatsis has been named senior vice president of technology platforms for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space.  Follett empowers school educators and administrators with integrated solutions that combine content discovery, access and delivery with best-in-class...

Tennessee Dept. of Education Awards Follett Approved Vendor Status

January 8, 2014
MCHENRY –  The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) today announced Follett is an approved student information system (SIS) vendor for the state, making it easier for schools to select Follett's Aspen SIS, a robust web-based solution that maximizes the collection, reporting and management of student data and information. Follett already is managing ...

Follett Partners With Random House to Offer Popular Titles in ebook Format

August 2, 2013
MCHENRY – Continuing its ongoing commitment to expand and enhance its PreK-12 digital solutions to support learning, Follett has partnered with Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, to offer new and popular ebook titles to school libraries. Follett's ebook customers are now able to purchase Random House ebooks and lend ...