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Follett Named Finalist for 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards

September 27, 2016
CHICAGO – Follett’s award-winning, new Lightbox interactive PreK-12 classroom solution has been selected as a Top 100 finalist for the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards. A total of 643 nominations were received for the 15th annual competition, with Follett’s Lightbox one of 13 products in the education industry to emerge as a finalist. The Chicago ...

Follett’s Nader Qaimari a panelist at EdNET Conference session exploring educator-education provider relationship

September 19, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Nader Qaimari, who leads Follett’s PreK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, is one of five panelists selected to explore the relationship between educators and education providers at the 2016 EdNET Conference later this month in Dallas. The "Striving for Partnership: How Educators and Providers Can Address Issues of Trust and Risk" ...

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 Unveils New Professional Development Series

August 2, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett announced today it has launched a new Professional Development series for educators to help them make the most of Follett technology and products through hands-on experience and real-life examples. The series, available now to PreK-12 school districts, supports the implementation of national and statewide programs and teaches educators how to help ...

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 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 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 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’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 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, 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 ...

Follett Acquires Advanced-Online

November 2, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett today announced that the company has acquired Advanced-Online, a leading ecommerce provider of branded merchandise store programs for education and corporate customers. Advanced-Online expands Follett’s portfolio of campus store services and solutions and complements the company’s extensive ecommerce capabilities. “Advanced-...

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 Receives Gold Zero Waste Facility Certification from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

October 27, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – As the higher education community gathers for the 2015 AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Conference, Follett is proud to announce a major sustainability milestone for its Aurora Distribution Center (ADC) in Aurora, Ill. The facility, which supports its higher education business, has been awarded the Gold Zero Waste...

New ‘Managed Services’ Offering From Follett Designed to Help K-12 Administrators Save Time, Money, Space

October 5, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett announced this week it is unveiling a new offering – Managed Services – directed at administrators and designed to help districts eliminate both routine and seasonal tasks involved in managing resources, ultimately saving significant time, money and space. “We are excited as Managed Services is a brand-new offering from Follett, ...

As College Costs Continue to Increase, Textbook Costs Decline

August 19, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – While tuition prices continue to soar, the cost of textbooks and other course material is being kept in check by an increasing number and variety of low-cost alternatives. In the 2014-2015 school year; college students spent an annual average of $563 on textbooks and course materials, according to the National Association of College Stores. That's down ...

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 Sponsors Thirst Project’s Annual Gala and Engages Students in the Water Crisis

June 25, 2015
CHICAGO – Follett Higher Education Group, operator of nearly 1,200 college campus stores, is proud to sponsor the Thirst Project’s 6th Annual Thirst Gala taking place on June 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The fundraiser and multi-media exhibit is hosted to promote and raise awareness of the Thirst Project’s efforts to build freshwater wells in ...

Follett Appoints Ray A. Griffith as President and CEO

May 4, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation, a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, districts and college campuses for more than 140 years, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ray A. Griffith as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He succeeds Mary Lee Schneider, who has retired from Follett as both President and Chief...

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 Doubles Scholarship Award to the 2015 All-USA Community College Academic Team

April 28, 2015
CHICAGO – Follett Higher Education Group, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, is proud to announce that Follett is doubling its sponsorship of the 2015 All-USA Community College Academic Team to $100,000 in scholarships. Follett’s growing sponsorship reflects its shared commitment to Phi Theta Kappa’s mission to encourage student achievement, support ...

Follett Partners with Thirst Project to Engage Students in the World Water Crisis

April 7, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Higher Education Group is pleased to announce the continued growth of its partnership with the Thirst Project, the world’s leading youth water activism organization aimed at ending the world water crisis. This year, Follett and the Thirst Project will be delivering a series of new awareness campaigns and programs across Follett’s network ...

ThinkCERCA and Follett Announce Partnership to Fuel Expansion of Literacy Opportunities for Students Everywhere

March 12, 2015
CHICAGO, IL – Chicago-based ThinkCERCA and Follett Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to expand access to web-based academic reading and writing instruction for students everywhere. The announcement also marks the completion of ThinkCERCA’s $3.2 million Series A round, led by the Follett Knowledge Fund, a $50 million capital funding source for new ...