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Follett’s Project Connect Introduces Professional Development Courses for Librarians

November 7, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Project Connect, formed by Follett to advocate for librarians to serve as leaders in their district and schools, will be debuting a set of professional development online courses this month. Designed for school and district librarians, these courses give librarians tangible skills needed in a future-ready world and help promote innovative models of school ...

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 Adds New Titles for Award-Winning Lightbox

October 7, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has added a wide array of new Lightbox titles for elementary, middle and high school, providing engaging new topics and additional ways of making digital classroom content accessible to all levels of learners. With these almost 200 new titles, Lightbox gives educators the variety of subjects to support classroom curriculum, and, for the first time, ...

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 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’s Nader Qaimari to Serve as Judge for Googlepalooza ‘Student Hackathon’ Contest

August 18, 2016
CHICAGO, IL – Nader Qaimari, President of Follett’s preK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, will serve as a judge for the "Student Hackathon," a contest that is part of this week’s Googlepalooza conference presented by Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The third annual conference runs today and tomorrow (Aug. 18-19) at Whitney Young High School in ...

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, 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 Launches New Makerspace Bundles for K-12 Libraries

May 25, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – As makerspaces continue to gain momentum in the K-12 library world to encourage students’ inquiry and exploration through hands-on production, Follett has answered by offering Makerspace Bundles. The age-level specific bundles are individually tailored for elementary, middle and high school grades, and include a variety of diverse materials, including ...

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 Acquires ClassBook

February 23, 2016
MCHENRY, ILL., AND CASTLETON,N.Y. – Follett announced today it has acquired ClassBook, one of the K-12 education industry’s leaders in customized online bookstores that serve schools, teachers, parents, and students. Founded in 1992 and based near Albany, N.Y., ClassBook provides private and parochial schools with 24/7 bookstores, streamlining and personalizing the ordering and ...

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, EBSCO Announce eBook Partnership

February 1, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett announced it is partnering with EBSCO Information Services to make approximately 600,000 EBSCO-hosted eBooks available for ordering through Titlewave, Follett’s premier collection development and order platform for K-12 schools. EBSCO offers high-quality eBooks from more than 1,500 major publishers, including eBooks from more than 115 ...

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 Names New Senior VP of Sales and Customer Service

January 19, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has announced the hiring of David Schroeter as its new Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Service. Schroeter joins Follett after spending the past 12 years with Gale, a part of Cengage Learning. He most recently served Gale as Senior Vice President of Sales. Schroeter originally joined Cengage (then Thomson Learning) in 2003 as Regional ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Follett Partners With Cengage’s National Geographic Learning

September 23, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has partnered with National Geographic Learning (NGL), part of Cengage Learning, to provide its customers with convenient access to NGL’s catalog of textbooks and supplemental materials in both print and digital form. NGL is the K-12 brand for Cengage Learning – a leading educational content, technology, and services company – ...

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 Partners with The Classroom Library Company to Launch Exclusive New Classroom Solutions

July 17, 2015
ST. LOUIS, MO. – As part of its introduction of the Follett Classroom Libraries new product line, Follett today announced it would be partnering with The Classroom Library Company (CLC), a St. Louis-based distributor and publisher of educational media correlated to state and national standards. The announcement coincides with the start of the annual International Literacy ...