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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 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 ...

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 is New, Exclusive Distributor for International Baccalaureate® Materials, Merchandise Worldwide

November 2, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Offering globally competitive shipping rates, state-of-the-art ecommerce platforms and expert customer service, Follett School Solutions is the new, exclusive worldwide distributor for International Baccalaureate (IB) publishing products, formerly available at the IB’s online store. The Follett IB online store launches today. "Our new ...

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 ...

Nader Qaimari Named to Lead Follett School Solutions Business

October 21, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation, a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, districts and college campuses for more than 140 years, today announced the appointment of Nader Qaimari to lead its preK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, effective immediately. In line with this appointment, Qaimari has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Follett Corporation, and ...

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, ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

Follett Names Nader Qaimari Senior VP Content Services and Solutions

September 9, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced that Nader Qaimari has been named Senior Vice President of Content Services and Solutions for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space.  Succeeding Todd Litzsinger, who was elected Follett Corporation Chairman of the Board in January 2014, Qaimari...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Pennsylvania K-12 School District Selects Follett’s Aspen Student Information System

March 27, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – Big Spring School District in Pennsylvania has selected Follett’s Aspen student information system (SIS) for the collection, reporting and management of student data and information. The Aspen platform integrates learning management capabilities and uniquely connects student information to classroom curricular, educational and communication tools. ...

Follett’s PreK-12 Businesses Unite as Follett School Solutions, Inc.

March 26, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – Follett’s PreK-12 businesses will become one legal entity named Follett School Solutions, Inc., effective April 1, 2014. The new entity is part of Follett’s strategy to deliver increased value to customers by integrating and leveraging the content and technology capabilities of its previously separate businesses: Follett Educational Services...

Follett to Support K-12 State Standards Transition In Mississippi

March 7, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – Central Access Corp. today announced a partnership with Follett to provide Mississippi schools and educators access to Follett's Aspen Instructional Management System (IMS).  Aspen IMS offers powerful curriculum and classroom tools that help teachers and students to focus on engagement and achievement that meet state education standards. For the ...

Follett Announces ebook Partnership With Penguin Group (USA)

February 18, 2014
MCHENRY – Follett today announced it has launched a collection of nearly 17,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students from Penguin Group (USA).  Penguin is the fifth major book publisher to partner with Follett in the past six months, joining Random House, Hachette, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan. The Penguin collection is available now through Titlewave, Follett...

Follett VP Susan Adelmann Named Co-Chair of SIIA Education Division’s Board of Directors

February 6, 2014
MCHENRY – The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, has named Susan Adelmann as co-chair of its Education Division Board of Directors for 2014. Adelmann, vice president of strategic partnerships for Follett School Solutions, was originally elected to a two-year ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rhode Island Districts Turning to Aspen™ Student Information System to Connect Student Data, Classrooms and Performance

August 28, 2013
MCHENRY – Follett today announced that its Aspen™ software has been selected by the Foster-Glocester Regional Schools District as its preferred Student Information System (SIS).  The district's adoption expands the Aspen integrated data management platform to a third of all school districts and more than 57,000, or 40 percent, of all students in Rhode ...