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Follett MyDestiny Named Winner in 2020 EdTech Awards

May 8, 2020
MCHENRY, ILL – Follett MyDestiny, a powerful learning platform designed for today’s classroom, has been selected as the winner of the “Lesson Planning Solution” category in The 2020 EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest. The award is from “The EdTech Cool Tool Awards” portion of this year’s contest. Launched last year to design partners ...

New York High School Captures 2020 Follett Challenge Grand Prize

March 23, 2020
MCHENRY, ILL – Mineola High School of Garden City Park, N.Y., today was named the Grand Prize winner of the 2020 Follett Challenge. The Nassau County-based school, with an enrollment of 1,026 students, earns $30,000 in Follett products and services and a celebration at their school for its entry, “Empowered Students: Preparing Students for the 4th Industrial ...

With At-Home Learning Increasing, Follett Offers Interactive ebook Platform for Free to Schools

March 20, 2020
MCHENRY, ILL. – As the number of school closures mount due to the spread of COVID-19, Follett today announced it is partnering with Weigl Publishers, Inc. to offer Lightbox, a PreK-12 interactive ebook platform, and AV2 World Languages, a K-3 ebook program, free of charge to schools worldwide through June 30. Bringing learning to life, Lightbox uses video, audio, and ...

In Response to COVID-19 Impact on Education, Follett to Deliver Free At-Home Learning Content During Crisis

March 18, 2020
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett, a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, public libraries, and college campuses for more than 145 years, is working with customers to ensure they can quickly and easily use the company’s wide range of eLearning solutions and access to content as more students shift to learning from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak. “As we all navigate ...

Follett Introduces Key Enhancements with Destiny 17.5 Release

February 26, 2020
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has released Destiny 17.5, a new version of the solution featuring important enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, Destiny Discover, and Collections by Destiny. Used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools, Destiny is Follett’s market-leading platform for library management, digital content, and resource ...

2020 Follett Challenge Entry Deadline is Thursday, Dec. 12

December 5, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL – The deadline for PreK-12 districts and schools to submit their nominations for the 2020 Follett Challenge is noon CST Thursday, Dec. 12. The ninth annual contest formally launched in October with more ways to win a portion of $200,000 (USD) in Follett products and/or services that will be awarded. The change in prize structure calls for a 200 percent ...

Ninth Annual Follett Challenge Launches With More Chances to Win

October 21, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL – With newly added opportunities for PreK-12 schools and districts to win prizes, the Follett Challenge today launched its ninth annual contest that rewards innovative educational programs teaching 21st century skills to students. For 2020, the Follett Challenge is significantly increasing the number of semifinalists to nine, from which the grand prize winner ...

Follett Book Fairs Poised for 'Superpower’ Fall Season

August 27, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL – Follett is encouraging students to embrace their inner superhero as part of the fall 2019 theme for Follett Book Fairs. With more than 3,000 fairs already scheduled for Follett Book Fairs’ fifth season, the company has introduced the superhero theme to remind students, teachers, and librarians that “Reading is a Superpower.” “As we...

Follett Introduces Key Enhancements with Destiny 17.0 Release

August 1, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL – With the 2019-20 school year approaching, Follett has released Destiny 17.0, a new version of the market-leading solution featuring important enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Collections by Destiny, and Destiny Resource Manager. Destiny solutions are used in more than 60 percent of U.S. public schools. Follett has scheduled a &...

ISTE, Follett Collaborate to Provide Scholarships for Future Ready Librarian Course

June 27, 2019
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), with support from Follett and in collaboration with Future Ready Librarians™, announced today it will offer as many as 150 partial-tuition scholarships for K-12 librarians ready to take the next step in becoming a Future Ready Librarian and who are affiliated with schools that identify as ...

Educators, Students Turning to Follett’s ‘Collections by Destiny’ in Large Numbers

June 13, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Nearly two years after introducing Collections by Destiny, Follett is reporting a total of 2.5 million users, a dramatic increase in usage of the educational tool that allows librarians, teachers and curriculum staff to share free or purchased resources across the district, schools or between users. Now in use by more than 4,000 districts and nearly 17,000 ...

World’s Best-selling Author and Literacy Advocate James Patterson Partners with Follett to Support Literacy for Children

June 6, 2019
NEW YORK, NY – James Patterson announced today a partnership with Follett and its “All Books for All Kids” initiative, which debuted in 2018 at Follett Book Fairs with the goal of ensuring children have access to a wide range of books no matter their background. Authors from Patterson’s children’s imprint, JIMMY Patterson Books, also will appear at ...

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Follett Launch Expanded Partnership to Deliver K-12 Learning Solutions to United Arab Emirates Education Community

May 6, 2019
DUBAI, UAE – Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and global education services provider Follett School Solutions (Follett) today announced an expanded partnership to deliver HMH’s K-12 learning solutions including curriculum, professional development and services to students, teachers and schools throughout the United Arab Emirates. Follett will serve ...

Follett Challenge 2019 Winner is First Ever from Outside U.S.

April 25, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Saskatchewan’s Regina Catholic School Division has been named the Grand Prize winner of the 2019 Follett Challenge, marking the first time a school or district from outside the United States has claimed the top spot in the contest, now in its ninth year. For its winning entry — “Tinker Tub Project” — Regina Catholic School ...

New Book Aims to Help School Librarians Become Learning Leaders in Digital Age

April 17, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Education leaders Bill Bass and Shannon McClintock Miller have collaborated on a new book for K-12 school librarians designed to show them their full potential to empower their schools, students and communities, and how they can collaborate to create positive change. “Leading from the Library: Help Your School Community Thrive in the Digital Age”...

Follett Book Fairs will be Opening Fulfillment Centers Coast to Coast

April 11, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced it will soon be opening five new Follett Book Fairs’ fulfillment centers across the country. The new centers, stretching coast to coast, will expedite book deliveries to those schools with scheduled fairs, plus provide for quick replenishment when inventories on popular books run low. The new fulfillment centers are located ...

Follett Introduces ‘Follett Classroom Libraries’

March 26, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced the launch of Follett Classroom Libraries, extending the company’s commitment to providing expert-curated collections of resources for teachers and students. Offering a wide selection of engaging K-12 titles from trusted publishers, Follett Classroom Libraries are designed to easily integrate into elementary, middle school, and ...

UBTECH Education and Follett Announce Partnership to Bring Robotics-Based STEM Learning to the Classroom

March 21, 2019
MCHENRY, IL AND LOS ANGELES, CA – Follett will offer UBTECH’s JIMU interactive robotic building block system, which turns STEM learning into hands-on fun. In order to expand K–12 schools’ access to STEM learning tools, UBTECH Education and Follett have formed a partnership in which Follett will sell UBTECH’s educational STEM solutions, with a ...

Follett Unveils ‘MyDestiny’ Learning Platform

March 12, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced the launch of MyDestiny, a powerful new learning platform that combines an expansive library of ebooks and Open Educational Resources (OERs) with built-in artificial intelligence to help teachers find quality, standards-aligned resources and to guide students on their learning path from discovery to mastery. MyDestiny meets ...

Follett Challenge ’19 announces semifinalists, video voting winners

February 27, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – For the first time in the eight-year history of the Follett Challenge, a school from outside the United States has been named one of the contest’s three Semifinalists, making it eligible for the Grand Prize. In a video announcement, Follett Challenge organizers today announced Regina Catholic School Division in Saskatchewan is the middle school ...

Follett Book Fairs Already in Full Bloom for Spring

February 26, 2019
MCHENRY, IL – Although winter is hanging tough in many parts of the country, Follett Book Fairs are already in full bloom for spring. With its seasonal design theme using emojis to highlight the new spring collection, Follett Book Fairs have a strong lineup of titles to delight kids, parents and educators from the industry’s top publishers. Follett’s spring...

Fujitsu and Follett Deliver Innovative Student Information System to Ontario Schools in Canada

January 30, 2019
TORONTO, CANADA – Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc. (Fujitsu) today announced it has been named the preferred vendor for the Student Information System and Services (SIS) initiative through the Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace (OECM) and will deliver Follett’s Aspen Student Information System and related services to district school boards across Ontario. ...

Follett’s New Service Helps K-12 Libraries with Genrefication

January 17, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL – Follett, a longtime leader in the K-12 library space, has unveiled Follett Genre Solutions to help simplify genrefication for librarians and media specialists seeking to make the transition from the Dewey Decimal System to a more bookstore-like layout based on genres. “Follett Genre Solutions can help schools create a library space that allows ...

Follett Releases New Version of Market-Leading Destiny

January 14, 2019
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett has released Destiny 16.5, a new version of the market-leading solution featuring enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, and Destiny Resource Manager. Destiny solutions serve more than 65,000 schools and libraries and are used in 23 of the 25 largest U.S. school districts. A “What’s Coming in Destiny 16.5” ...

Follett Announces Acquisition of NextTier Education

December 13, 2018
MCHENRY, ILL. – Follett today announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education. Earlier this year, Follett entered into an exclusive channel ...