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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 ...

Teachers or Technology? Parents of K-8 Kids Differ Geographically Over Which is More Important

September 2, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – What do parents think is more crucial to the success of today’s students – excellent teachers or first-rate technology? The answer depends on where you live, according to a new nationwide survey of nearly 600 parents commissioned by leading educational services provider Follett Corporation and conducted by research firm Toluna. Parents of K-8 ...

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 Names George Gatsis Senior VP/Technology Platforms

May 7, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – George Gatsis has been named senior vice president of technology platforms for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space.  Follett empowers school educators and administrators with integrated solutions that combine content discovery, access and delivery with best-in-class...

Pennsylvania K-12 School District Selects Follett’s Aspen Student Information System

March 27, 2014
MCHENRY, IL – Big Spring School District in Pennsylvania has selected Follett’s Aspen student information system (SIS) for the collection, reporting and management of student data and information. The Aspen platform integrates learning management capabilities and uniquely connects student information to classroom curricular, educational and communication tools. ...

Follett Invests in ShowEvidence, Inc.

March 6, 2014
RIVER GROVE, IL – Follett Corporation today announced an investment in ShowEvidence, Inc., a Santa Clara, California-based education software company that provides innovative solutions for assessing student and teacher performance. The investment is the first from the Follett Knowledge Fund, a $50 million venture fund focused on disruptive technologies in the education/...

Follett To Create Corporate Campus In Chicago's Western Suburbs

July 30, 2013
RIVER GROVE – Follett Corporation today announced that it will consolidate several of its facilities in Chicago's western suburbs at a single property in Westchester, Ill., as part of its growth plans for the future.  Follett recently signed an 11-year lease to occupy Three Westbrook Corporate Center, a 160,000 square-foot tower that represents the largest ...

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 ...

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...