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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 Now Exclusive Distributor of Playaway Launchpad

June 25, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Findaway and Follett School Solutions today announced Follett is the exclusive PreK-12 distributor of Playaway Launchpad, the pre-loaded and secure children’s learning tablet designed specifically for circulation. Introduced by Findaway in March 2015, Playaway Launchpad delivers high-quality, ad-free learning apps grouped together by subject area, ...

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 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 ...

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 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...

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 Expands PreK-12 ebook Offerings with Macmillan Partnership

December 17, 2013
MCHENRY – Follett today announced a partnership with Macmillan Publishers to distribute Macmillan's collection of popular ebook titles for PreK-12 students.  The collection adds to the more than 250,000 ebook titles currently available through Titlewave, Follett's powerful collection development, search and ordering tool. The Macmillan collection includes...

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 ...

Follett Launches New Release of FollettShelf™ with an Enhanced HTML5 Reading Environment for K-12

August 22, 2013
MCHENRY – Follett today announced a new back-to-school release of its popular FollettShelf™ hosted digital bookshelf, which includes a new HTML5 reading environment for Follett eContent called Follett Enlight™.  The new release of FollettShelf provides schools with universal access to quality K-12 eContent in a consistent virtual learning space that ...

Follett and Hachette Book Group Partner to Distribute Children's ebooks

August 8, 2013
MCHENRY – Follett today announced a partnership with U.S. trade publisher Hachette Book Group (HBG) to provide preK-12 school libraries and students expanded access to popular children's titles in an ebook lending format for the 2013-2014 school year. Ebook offerings published under HBG's Little, Brown Books for Young Readers imprint include noteworthy ...

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 ...

Follett Announces New Curriculum Support Service for Districts Implementing Common Core State Standards

June 26, 2013
MCHENRY – Follett today announced a new technology-based service designed to help school districts find classroom content that meets the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. "Follett has developed a new way for educators to efficiently access Common Core physical or digital content from thousands of publishers through one source," said Tom Schenck, ...

Follett Corporation Sells Certain BWI Assets To Baker & Taylor

September 5, 2012
RIVER GROVE – Follett Corporation and Baker & Taylor today announced the sale of certain assets of Book Wholesalers, Inc., to Baker & Taylor. BWI is a Follett Corporation company that specializes in providing children's and young adult books and audiovisual materials to public libraries. This transaction is the result of a strategic decision by the Follett ...