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Follett School Solutions Introduces New Time-Saving Features for Titlewave

McHENRY, Ill., Nov. 30, 2022 – Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Titlewave from Follett School Solutions features new customer-driven enhancements, all designed to support librarians and save them valuable time in their evolving role in the school community. Follett Titlewave®, which debuted in 1997 as the first K-12 library e-commerce site, is Follett’s online collection development and curriculum support tool for school libraries, librarians, and educators with as many as 14,000 unique daily users.The new features now enable librarians to find favorably reviewed books more easily while offering additional help to ensure materials are relevant to support learning. The new, personalized “Best of...

Nov 30, 2022 - Read more

Follett Aspen Student Information System Announces New Gradebook Integration With Google Classroom

MCHENRY, Ill., Oct. 18, 2022 — Grading has been made significantly easier for classroom teachers with the announcement of an integration of Follett Aspen Student Information System (SIS) with Google Classroom. Teachers using Google Classroom can now export their grades conveniently to Follett Aspen SIS.“Grading with Google Classroom has never been easier now that it integrates with Aspen,” said Rachel Barnes, ELA teacher and instructional leader, Monomoy Regional High School in Chatham, Mass. “Instead of creating the assignment in Aspen and moving all the grades over manually, Google Classroom now does all of it for me, saving time and ensuring...

Oct 18, 2022 - Read more

Follett Employees Make Generous Back-to-School Donation to Children in Community

McHenry-based Follett School Solutions surpassed its goal of $2,000 by donating nearly $2,350 in backpacks and school supplies to students in need. Donated in time for the start of the 2022-23 school year, Follett’s employees—as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Committee & Culture Committee—have made the recent donation to Communities That Care (CTC).Communities That Care is a Lake Zurich-based non-profit organization committed to providing for underserved children in the local Chicago-land communities through caring outreach and dedicated service. It is the sixth year Follett has been partnering with CTC, both as part of its back-to-school and holiday campaigns.According to...

Aug 22, 2022 - Read more

Follett, Top Publishers Collaborate to Benefit Schools, Educators, Students

McHENRY, Ill., Aug. 11, 2022 – Six years after being established, the Premier Partner Program from Follett School Solutions continues to flourish as it gives select publishers a rare opportunity to help build their brand and deliver the best content to schools.Through this invitation-only program, Follett collaborates with key publisher partners to provide them with benefits they can’t secure elsewhere; high-visibility marketing; direct access to Follett’s sales team; and fostering of content connections with Follett customers through private events.“Thanks to this program, we have been able to grow our business, better promote our brand, and gain valuable insight into the market for continued growth,”...

Aug 11, 2022 - Read more

Follett Partner Recognized with Prestigious Microsoft Award

MCHENRY, Ill., July 20, 2022 – Fujitsu, Follett School Solutions’ longtime partner in Canada, this week formally receives the prestigious Microsoft Education Partner of the Year award for 2022.For nearly 10 years, Follett and Fujitsu have partnered to deliver the innovative Aspen Student Information System (SIS) to provinces and school districts in Canada. Follett is the developer of Follett Aspen SIS, while Fujitsu provides the SaaS implementation and ongoing support services.With the implementation of latest new school boards in Ontario this summer, the Fujitsu-Follett team will jointly serve more than 125 school boards representing over 1.7 million students across Canada.“We can’t overstate the...

Jul 20, 2022 - Read more

Chris Porter Named New CEO of Software for Follett School Solutions

MCHENRY, Ill., July 7, 2022 – Follett School Solutions today announced Chris Porter, who brings more than 20 years of experience leading education technology businesses, has been appointed CEO of Follett School Solutions, Software. He succeeds Paul Ilse, who will remain involved with Follett School Solutions as Chairman of the Board of Directors.Porter most recently served as CEO of Apex Learning, where he guided the digital education company through unprecedented growth during his tenure. Previously, he served in executive leadership positions for PowerSchool LLC, Pearson and Apple.Chris Porter“Chris is a visionary leader dedicated to helping educators create better opportunities for students...

Jul 7, 2022 - Read more

Follett Destiny Resource Manager Enhanced With New 1:1 Device User Features

McHENRY, Ill., Feb. 24, 2022 – Follett School Solutions, which has been partnering with K-12 school districts to manage their assets for more than 15 years, has announced new features and capabilities within its resource management platform Follett Destiny Resource Manager. The enhancements will meet up-to-the-minute user needs, especially in response to the significant increase in 1:1 device users.“It has never been more important for school districts to diligently track and manage their resources, especially with the surge in devices that went home with students during the pandemic,” said Paul Ilse, CEO, Follett School Solutions. “Destiny Resource Manager serves as the hub...

Feb 24, 2022 - Read more

Kwame Alexander, Follett Team Up to Launch New Classroom Book Club

McHENRY, Ill., Jan. 26, 2022 – Follett School Solutions and Kwame Alexander, one of the country’s most acclaimed children’s book authors and literacy innovators, are teaming up to unveil a new experiential, student-led classroom book club. The Kwame Alexander Bookfest provides students in grades 3-8 the opportunity to choose their own books and gives teachers the resources to inspire student-led discussions.Alexander has curated the grade-appropriate collection that he says will ensure students see the woes, wonders, and possibilities of their lives reflected in what they read, while providing valuable opportunities for kids to engage with each other in lively discussions. A high priority,...

Jan 26, 2022 - Read more

Literati Expands into Book Fair Market with Acquisition of Follett Book Fairs

Austin, TX, Jan. 19, 2022 - Literati, a book subscription company for readers of all ages, today announced the acquisition of Follett Book Fairs.

Jan 19, 2022 - Read more

Follett School Solutions Partners with boclips to Add K-12 Educational Videos to Digital Classroom Library

McHENRY, Ill., Oct. 26, 2021 – Follett School Solutions today announced Follett MyDestiny, its one-stop digital classroom library, now features 50,000 safe, vetted K-12 educational videos from leading and trusted content providers. The videos are the result of a new partnership between Follett and boclips, a provider of educationally rich, rights-cleared videos.Follett MyDestiny, launched earlier this year, also provides unlimited 24/7 access to 50,000 diverse, high-quality, multi-user eBooks from a variety of publishers; 100,000 educator-vetted resources; and learning tools. Moreover, MyDestiny leverages personalized recommendations to allow users to easily locate content, all aligned to national and individual state standards.“MyDestiny brings the best of...

Oct 26, 2021 - Read more