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Follett, Biblionasium Partner to Engage Young Readers

June 21, 2016
MCHENRY, IL – Follett and Biblionasium announced today they are joining forces in an exclusive partnership with the goal of supporting the independent reading activities of students, ages 6 to 13. In August Follett’s market leading Destiny Library Manager will be seamlessly integrated with  Biblionasium’s award winning digital platform that connects young...

Follett, New Dimension Media Announce Partnership

November 19, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett and New Dimension Media (NDM) today announced a partnership for Follett to exclusively distribute NDM’s CCC! Streaming Media to K-12 schools across the United States and Canada. CCC! Streaming Media’s comprehensive video collection is licensed for use in the classroom and provides essential tools to embed video into the curriculum ...

New Follett ‘Top 50 Books’ List Gives Educators Valuable Insight Into What Students Are Reading

November 17, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett has launched Students’ Choice, a monthly list developed by compiling regularly generated, real-circulation statistics straight from school libraries. Unlike other lists, the information compiled through Follett Destiny Library Manager provides educators with regularly updated and reliable yearlong trends based on what students are checking out ...

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 Partners with The Classroom Library Company to Launch Exclusive New Classroom Solutions

July 17, 2015
ST. LOUIS, MO. – As part of its introduction of the Follett Classroom Libraries new product line, Follett today announced it would be partnering with The Classroom Library Company (CLC), a St. Louis-based distributor and publisher of educational media correlated to state and national standards. The announcement coincides with the start of the annual International Literacy ...

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. ...

Washington D.C. K-12 School District Selects Follett's Aspen Student Information System

January 22, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Seeking a more robust, flexible and customizable student information system (SIS) from a vendor with a proven track record, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has selected Follett and its Aspen solution.  Follett’s Aspen SIS will help the 47,000-student district capture, report, manage and analyze its student data, support enrollment, ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 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 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 ...

Leading Analyst Firm Report Recognizes a Follett Education Solution

July 23, 2012
MCHENRY – Schools, districts, local education government, Ministries of Education and consortia around the world rely on the Gartner Report when choosing what is considered the most important investment in a school--its Student Information System (SIS/MIS). The report aggregates information about the vendors in the existing SIS/MIS as well as the LMS/Learning Platform...