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Follett Urges Schools to Share Their Stories of Unique Learning for 6th Annual Follett Challenge

October 25, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Does your school have a cool, unique program it would like share with the world? If so, the $200,000 Follett Challenge – an advocacy program that rewards groundbreaking educational programs – launched its sixth annual contest this week. All K-12 schools/districts, public and private, in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply. Submissions ...

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 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...

Fifth Annual Follett Challenge to Launch Monday

October 29, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – The $200,000 Follett Challenge returns for a fifth year and again will highlight and reward the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st-century skills to students. The 2016 contest launches Monday (Nov. 2). All K-12 schools/districts, public and private, in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply. Submissions are open to all K-12 educators and ...

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 Challenge Reveals Semifinalists, People's Choice Winners

February 13, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – The fourth annual Follett Challenge - a contest that highlights and rewards the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st century skills to students - officially launched in October of 2014. Since then, Follett has received 113 entries from schools around the country, all showcasing their unique programs that exemplify innovation in ...

Follett Challenge Deadline Set for Jan. 9

December 10, 2014
MCHENRY – It has never been easier to enter the Follett Challenge as contest organizers have streamlined the application process and now provide valuable resources and tips to help schools and districts make their entry stand out among their peers. The deadline to enter the fourth annual competition is Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. A total of $200,000 in products and ...

'Empowering Innovation' - Fourth Annual Follett Challenge To Launch Monday

October 2, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – The fourth annual Follett Challenge, which will highlight and reward the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st century skills to students, launches its 2014-15 contest Monday, Oct. 6. "Our contest's new tagline, 'Follett Challenge - Empowering Innovation,' speaks to the idea that we're not just rewarding innovative educators, but empowering ...

Illinois High School Earns Grand Prize in National Education Contest

May 16, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – Belleville West High School, in southern Illinois, has been named the grand prize winner of the third annual Follett Challenge, a competition to identify, reward and promote the most innovative teaching and learning programs.  The high school won for its cutting-edge “Community of Readers” program, which challenges students in each grade ...

Live Facebook Chat with Past Follett Challenge Winners Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11

February 4, 2014
MCHENRY – The deadline to enter the third annual Follett Challenge is Friday, Feb. 28. A total of $200,000 in Follett products and services will be awarded to 15 different winners from all levels of education able to best demonstrate innovative approaches to 21st century learning. "It's time to consider how you could use this challenge ...

Follett Challenge to Recognize K-12 Innovation at 15 Schools

October 1, 2013
MCHENRY – Schools around the world will vie to be recognized as the most innovative in the third annual Follett Challenge, which launches today.  This year's contest will reward 15 schools from all levels of education for the best and most effective approaches to 21st century learning.  New this year, the Follett Challenge will honor semifinalist winners...