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MAY 6, 2019

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


Follett will become exclusive distributor for HMH curriculum, services and professional development throughout the region.

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 as the exclusive distributor for HMH in the region. 

Building upon an existing partnership between HMH and Follett, this alliance will deepen access to HMH’s celebrated curriculum and resources for local learners and educators. Representatives from both organizations will be visiting schools throughout the UAE to provide comprehensive support and work hand-in-hand with education leaders to develop a vision for curriculum and services to drive growth for each institution.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership in the UAE with Follett, one of the most well-respected and recognized education service providers in the world,” said Sam Bonfante, Vice President, Global Markets, HMH. “As a learning company dedicated to empowering educators and improving outcomes for all learners, HMH is committed to working directly with schools to provide holistic solutions that meet the unique needs of each community. Follett shares this passion for service and quality, and we are confident that together we will deliver high-impact, engaging solutions for our learners here.”

“The exclusive agreement with HMH builds on our already extensive partnership, allowing Follett and HMH to draw on our strengths as global education suppliers with a shared vision,” said Nader Qaimari, President, Follett School Solutions. “Together, we collectively offer schools the opportunity to draw on global education expertise and detailed regional knowledge, bringing together content, services and professional development to offer a true educational service for schools in the UAE that spans the classroom and library.”

HMH, which serves 50 million students and three million teachers worldwide, is the largest K-12 education provider in the United States. UAE customers may access HMH’s leading resources, including comprehensive core curriculum programs, intervention and supplemental learning solutions, and world-class professional development. HMH’s newest core programs — Into Math, Into Reading, and Into Literature — are fully integrated solutions rooted in learning science that combine teacher support, data-driven instructional practices and focused content architecture to accelerate growth for all K-12 learners.

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