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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 and Reading is Fundamental Host Annual Poster and Essay Contest Ceremony

April 29, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation is again partnering with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Chicago to promote literacy and a love of learning among Chicago Public School (CPS) students with the annual Follett Essay and Poster Contest Awards Ceremony. Approximately 200 CPS students will gather at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center on Friday, April...

Follett Now Offering ThinkCERCA Literacy Platform

March 1, 2016
CHICAGO – Follett announced today it has begun selling ThinkCERCA, an award-winning online literacy platform that empowers teachers to personalize critical reading, writing and thinking instruction. ThinkCERCA includes curriculum for grades 4-12 across English language arts, science, social studies, and mathematics. The CERCA framework, the core of the ThinkCERCA ...

Follett Partners With Dr. Susan B. Neuman’s Acclaimed Early Childhood Reading Program

August 17, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett announced today it is partnering with early childhood education expert Dr. Susan B. Neuman to become the exclusive distributor of World of Words (WOW), a new, research-based, shared book reading program for children at the PreK-1 grade levels. Developed by Dr. Neuman, who established the Early Reading First Program and Early Childhood Professional ...

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 Now Exclusive Distributor of Playaway Launchpad

June 25, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Findaway and Follett School Solutions today announced Follett is the exclusive PreK-12 distributor of Playaway Launchpad, the pre-loaded and secure children’s learning tablet designed specifically for circulation. Introduced by Findaway in March 2015, Playaway Launchpad delivers high-quality, ad-free learning apps grouped together by subject area, ...

Follett to Offer HarperCollins eBooks to PreK-12 Students Nationwide

May 27, 2015
MCHENRY, IL – Follett today announced it has launched a robust collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers. Among the beloved HarperCollins classics that will be available are, "The Chronicles of Narnia" by C.S. Lewis and "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. In ...

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 ...

ThinkCERCA and Follett Announce Partnership to Fuel Expansion of Literacy Opportunities for Students Everywhere

March 12, 2015
CHICAGO, IL – Chicago-based ThinkCERCA and Follett Corporation today announced a strategic partnership to expand access to web-based academic reading and writing instruction for students everywhere. The announcement also marks the completion of ThinkCERCA’s $3.2 million Series A round, led by the Follett Knowledge Fund, a $50 million capital funding source for new ...

Follett Invests in Vocabulary.com

February 5, 2015
CHICAGO, IL – Follett Corporation today announces a strategic investment in Vocabulary.com, a leading learning platform in the K-12 and consumer space.  The investment reflects Follett's support and development of new technology with the potential to enhance the delivery of education and improve student outcomes. Vocabulary.com is a global online adaptive ...

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 ...