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Follett and Reading Is Fundamental Drive Literacy, Love of Learning among Chicago Public School Students with Annual Poster and Essay Contest

April 24, 2015
CHICAGO – Westchester-based Follett Corporation along with the Chicago Chapter of Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) continued their mission of inspiring a lifelong interest in reading among Chicago Public School (CPS) students by hosting the annual Follett Essay and Poster Contest. The partners will host nearly 400 CPS students on Friday, April 24, to recognize and ...

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 ...

Skyo Awards Winner of Dirty Little Secret Contest with Trip to The Thirst Project's 5th Annual Thirst Gala

June 18, 2014
CHICAGO, IL – University of Florida student Sylvia Lai is the winner of Skyo's Dirty Little Secret photo contest. In partnership with The Thirst Project, Skyo sponsored the contest to engage students nationwide in spreading the world's dirty little secret - that nearly one billion people do not have access to clean water. Raising awareness of this stark reality...

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 and Reading Is Fundamental in Chicago Award 13 Chicago-Area Students Promoting Literacy

April 25, 2014
CHICAGO, IL – Striving to inspire lifelong interest in reading among Chicago public school children, educational content and technology provider Follett Corporation and Reading Is Fundamental in Chicago today named 13 local students as winners of the 2013-14 Follett Essay and Poster Contest. Students from a dozen elementary, middle and high schools were invited to put ...

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...