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Follett Named Finalist for 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards

September 27, 2016
CHICAGO – Follett’s award-winning, new Lightbox interactive PreK-12 classroom solution has been selected as a Top 100 finalist for the 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards. A total of 643 nominations were received for the 15th annual competition, with Follett’s Lightbox one of 13 products in the education industry to emerge as a finalist. The Chicago ...

Fifth Annual Follett Challenge to Launch Monday

October 29, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – The $200,000 Follett Challenge returns for a fifth year and again will highlight and reward the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st-century skills to students. The 2016 contest launches Monday (Nov. 2). All K-12 schools/districts, public and private, in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply. Submissions are open to all K-12 educators and ...

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 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 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 ...