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Pearson, Follett Partner to Offer Pearson’s Digital Direct Access Model to Follett’s Partners and 1,200+ Campus Bookstores

September 13, 2016
NEW YORK – Pearson and Follett Higher Education Group, higher education’s largest campus retailer, today announced an agreement to offer Pearson’s Digital Direct Access (DDA) model to Follett’s college partners and 1,200+ campus bookstores nationwide. This collaboration builds on Follett’s comprehensive suite of digital solutions, providing ...

Follett Brytewave Digital Textbook Reader Now Powered by VitalSource

July 20, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Higher education’s largest campus retailer Follett Higher Education Group is working with VitalSource, Ingram Content Group’s educational technology division, to enhance its BryteWave™ digital textbook reader. Beginning this month, the BryteWave digital textbook reader will be powered by VitalSource to provide Follett campus partners and ...

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 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 – ...

As College Costs Continue to Increase, Textbook Costs Decline

August 19, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – While tuition prices continue to soar, the cost of textbooks and other course material is being kept in check by an increasing number and variety of low-cost alternatives. In the 2014-2015 school year; college students spent an annual average of $563 on textbooks and course materials, according to the National Association of College Stores. That's down ...

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'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 School Solutions' President Tom Schenck Elected to SIIA Education Division's Board of Directors

November 14, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – Follett School Solutions' President Tom Schenck has been elected to the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) Education Division Board of Directors. SIIA is the principal trade association for the software and digital industries, responsible for driving the future of edtech policy. Schenck, joined Follett in 1989 and was named to his ...

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...

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 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...

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 Launches $50 Million Education-Focused Venture Fund

June 18, 2013
RIVER GROVE – Follett Corporation today announced the establishment of the Follett Knowledge Fund, a capital funding source for new technologies that have the potential to improve and even disrupt the way educational content is delivered and consumed. Follett has committed $50 million to the fund, which complements and extends the company's extensive portfolio of ...