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Follett Literacy Conference to Feature K-12 Educators, Children's Authors

MCHENRY, Ill., May 24, 2023 — Follett School Solutions is bringing together educators and award-winning children’s authors on Thursday, June 22 to discuss trending topics in today’s K-12 schools. ReadingCon 2023, which will focus on literacy and diversity and how to make a difference in the lives of students, will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Northern Illinois University, Naperville Conference Center.The professional development event for educators — teachers, librarians, administrators, and others — will feature breakout sessions addressing key topics facilitated by educators and experts in education alongside high-profile authors to promote deep discussion. Follett is partnering with the Regional...

May 25, 2023 - Read more

Follett Makes Donation to Students Displaced by California Flooding

McHENRY, Ill., April 12, 2023 – Follett has joined forces with Capstone to donate much-needed school supplies to the children in Pajaro, California who were displaced after their small community was flooded last month. The venerable education companies donated and shipped 1,000 books and activities to the students relocated in the wake of the Pajaro River levee break. Pajaro Middle School will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to flood damage.Britten Follett, CEO, Follett Content Solutions, said “it took a village” to provide help to those in need.“Through California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond’s office, we were part...

Apr 13, 2023 - Read more

Follett Program Benefitting Publishers Announces 2023 Participants

McHENRY, Ill., March 2, 2023 – Follett School Solutions has announced its latest group of participating publishers for its Premier Partner Program, now in its seventh year. The partnership helps ensure Follett provides the most on-hand inventory in the PreK-12 space to support educators in finding and accessing the content needed for their school communities.“While each of the more than 350,000 individual titles that fill the shelves of our McHenry, Illinois warehouse are special, this Premier Partner Program gives the publishing community a way to reach more PreK-12 librarians and teachers than any other channel,” said Britten Follett, CEO of...

Mar 2, 2023 - Read more

Follett Seeks Proposals from Educators for Reading Conference in June

Follett School Solutions (Follett) is calling for proposals for 45-minute, in-person sessions to be presented at the 2023 ReadingCon conference, hosted by Follett in Naperville, Illinois, scheduled on the eve of the ALA Annual Conference & Expo in nearby Chicago.ReadingCon proposals will be accepted from teachers, librarians, principals, superintendents, curriculum coordinators, literacy coaches, and more. ReadingCon will be convenient for both locals and visitors who will be traveling to the Chicago area for the ALA Annual Conference.Follett is bringing together educators to discuss trending topics in today's preK-12 schools. The event will focus on literacy and diversity and how to make...

Mar 1, 2023 - Read more

Follett School Solutions and Access-It Software Joining Forces

McHENRY, Ill., Dec. 7, 2022 – Follett School Solutions (Follett), the leading provider of K-12 educational technology solutions, today announced that it has acquired Access-It Software Ltd (Accessit), the global library management system provider with more than 4,000 customers in over 45 countries. The acquisition brings together two of the most complete and innovative solutions in the school library automation market.School districts have long-trusted Follett Destiny® Library Manager to be their school library automation system of choice, making it a leading solution used by many districts in North America. Now coupled with Accessit Library, an international market leader, the combined...

Dec 7, 2022 - Read more

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

Follett Aspen Student Information System Partners with MyFlexLearning

MCHENRY, Ill., Sept. 16, 2021 — Follett School Solutions and Nash Consulting, LLC, today announced a partnership to integrate the Follett Aspen Student Information System with Nash Consulting’s MyFlexLearning, a flexible scheduling platform. Together, the two systems give schools the benefit of the robust Aspen master scheduler and the ability to provide flexible and personalized daily offerings for students via MyFlexLearning.Officials from both companies explained that many schools are finding they need to schedule individual student periods on a just-in-time basis – more granularly, frequently and flexible than typical class schedules. Aspen provides powerful master scheduling capabilities for schools to...

Sep 16, 2021 - Read more

Follett Literacy Program Giveaway Provides Students Chance to Win Video Conference Visit with Author Who Inspired International Dot Day

MCHENRY, Ill., Sept. 15, 2021 — Children’s author Peter H. Reynolds, who is in the spotlight today with the global celebration of International Dot Day, will soon be participating in a live video conference with one lucky classroom, thanks to the Write to Connect program from Follett School Solutions.Reynolds, author of “The Dot” that serves as the inspiration for International Dot Day, will connect with students whose classroom is randomly selected as the winner of a giveaway open now and running through Sept. 30. Write to Connect, which debuted last year, asks students to send questions to an author about his or her book....

Sep 15, 2021 - Read more

Francisco Partners Acquires Follett School Solutions

WESTCHESTER, Ill., Sept. 1, 2021 —Follett Corporation today announced the sale of Follett School Solutions (FSS), the company’s K-12 software and content division, to Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global investment firm.Follett School Solutions, based in McHenry, Ill., is a longtime trusted educational partner to K-12 schools and districts that provides software and content products, including Follett Destiny, FSS’ market-leading library management system with installations in more than 75,000 K-12 schools worldwide. FSS will join Francisco Partners’ growing portfolio of K-12 education-focused businesses and technologies, including Renaissance Learning, Discovery Education, Freckle, myON and Mystery Science.“FSS has played a pivotal leadership role...

Sep 1, 2021 - Read more

Follett Promotes Linda Semmler to VP of Publisher Relations, Content, and Book Fair Merchandising

MCHENRY, IL  - Linda Semmler has been promoted to vice president of publisher relations and content & book fair merchandising for Follett School Solutions, the company announced today. With 25 years of experience, Semmler most recently served as vice president of product & merchandising for Book Fairs and eFairs for Follett.Britten Follett, executive vice president of Follett School Solutions, said Semmler’s role with the company is expanding due to the success she has had driving Follett Book Fairs, which have been growing since debuting nearly four years ago. “Our fairs are so popular with our customers due to the great products Linda...

Aug 5, 2021 - Read more

Start Reading Now Again Partners with Follett to Help Counter ‘Summer Slide,’ Pandemic Learning Loss

Almost 3,000 students from predominantly low-income families will be receiving free print books to read over the summer as the result of a continuing charitable effort led by Start Reading Now.

May 27, 2021 - Read more

Follett Releases MyDestiny — New Digital Classroom Library

Literacy solution helps create bridge between library and classroom by delivering eBooks, educator-vetted content to students

Apr 27, 2021 - Read more

Follett Announces Flexible, Affordable Mode of Delivery for eBooks

Follett is introducing a flexible and affordable, short-term eBook solution, ideal for schools seeking a digital counterpart to their classroom novels.

Apr 8, 2021 - Read more

Follett Unveils Two New Follett Aspen® SIS Modules for Supporting Students, Families Remotely

Follett Aspen® SIS will now offer both Social Emotional Support and Online Registration modules, further addressing the needs of today’s administrators, teachers, students and parents.

Mar 18, 2021 - Read more

Pandemic Pivoting: New Follett Book eFair Options Include Ship-to-Home

“Physical book fairs have been impacted more than any other segment of our business,” said Britten Follett.

Feb 8, 2021 - Read more

A Teacher’s Remote Learning Reality

Deep understanding comes from firsthand experience and stepping out from behind our desks. That includes me, as I lead Follett School Solutions and strive to always understand our customers’ needs.

Feb 5, 2021 - Read more

Remote Realities

Across the country, school librarians are adapting their teaching and outreach to support students in remote learning and hybrid class models and meet shifting demands.

Jan 4, 2021 - Read more

10 Educator Suggestions to Instill a Love of Reading in Students

These tips and recommendations can help students learn to read, read to learn, and learn to love reading.

Dec 20, 2020 - Read more

At ISTE20 LIVE—Virtually

The ISTE20 LIVE conference was more than just a virtual happening. It was an imperative, a must-do, failure-is-not-an-option, stand-and-deliver event.

Dec 14, 2020 - Read more

Follett Book eFairs Enhance Shipping Options to Include Students’ Homes

New Safe, Contact-Free Delivery Option Provides Welcome Choice for Coordinators

Nov 20, 2020 - Read more

Librarians Leading the Way with Innovation, Support During COVID-19

Shannon McClintock Miller shares how this empowered group of school leaders is making a difference with students and teachers, along with some of the tools they are using.

Nov 17, 2020 - Read more

New Features Help Follett Aspen® SIS Districts Adapt to Distance Learning

As the COVID-19 pandemic calls upon many schools and districts to continue distance learning, Follett has responded to educators’ needs by adding new convenient features to Aspen SIS.

Nov 17, 2020 - Read more

Virtual Book Fair Helping Children Build Their Own Home Libraries During the Pandemic

Follett Books is partnering with Hillsborough County Schools and School Board member Dr. Stacy Hahn, who is leading this effort. For every book donated, Follett will give the district 40 percent back

Oct 28, 2020 - Read more

New Follett Tags A Valuable "Search-and-Find" Resource for Educators

Teachers, Librarians Can Quickly Find Best Quality Materials for Classroom Collections

Sep 30, 2020 - Read more

California’s Ed Tech JPA Consortium Contracts with Follett to Streamline Procurement of Follett Aspen® Student Information System

Partnership will enable more California K-12 districts to ‘benefit’ from Follett’s SIS

Sep 15, 2020 - Read more

Follett Online Book Fairs a Convenient Option to Keep Kids Reading

Whether the 2020-21 school year is starting in the classroom or remotely, Follett is ensuring elementary and middle school students won’t be missing out on one of their favorite back-to-school traditi

Aug 31, 2020 - Read more

Follett Named to Educational Book and Media Association's Board of Directors

Britten Follett, a fifth-generation family member of Follett School Solutions in McHenry, has been named to the Educational Book and Media Association’s board of directors.

Aug 15, 2020 - Read more

Supporting School Librarians Through COVID-19 and Beyond

As the start of school approaches (or is already here in some states), the Covid-19 crisis rages on, leaving many educators around the country very concerned about health and safety issues.

Aug 14, 2020 - Read more

Follett Destiny® 18.0 Release Features Debut of New Apps

Library Materials Can Be Accessed in School or Remotely

Aug 13, 2020 - Read more

United Way of Greater McHenry County honors Follett School Solutions with Trailblazer Award

Follett School Solutions' United Way Committee members receive the 2019-20 Trailblazer Award from the United Way of Greater McHenry County.

Aug 7, 2020 - Read more

Pandemic Reading: Follett Reveals the Top eBook and Audiobook Checkouts at End of School Year

In the first two weeks of June, as the 2019-20 school year crawled to a close and the pandemic postponed or canceled graduations, proms, and spring sports, young readers turned to the comfort books.

Aug 3, 2020 - Read more

Follett Book eFairs and Nonprofits Team Up for Summer Reading

When the COVID-19 crisis forced the closure of schools across the country, the abrupt change resulted in many already vulnerable children and families facing additional challenges. A lack of access to food, and to learning tools including the internet and books, have been among the most pressing obstacles, along with mounting concern about the double whammy of spring school disruptions and the summer learning slide. In an effort to assist families facing such hurdles, Follett and two nonprofit early literacy organizations — Page Ahead in Seattle and Start Reading Now in Minneapolis — worked together to ensure that kids from...

Jul 27, 2020 - Read more

Follett Partners with Nonprofits to Promote Summer Reading

Seattle, Minneapolis Childhood Literacy Organizations Turn to Follett’s Online Book Fairs; Nearly 80,000 Print Books Distributed to Young Students

Jul 1, 2020 - Read more

What happens when there is no "e" in eLearning?

Leveraging the power of print is key to expanding educational opportunities—especially when eLearning isn't always possible

Jun 17, 2020 - Read more

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

From instructional videos to curated online collections, today’s librarians are forging new pathways to learning and discovery amidst the disruption of a pandemic.

Jun 11, 2020 - Read more

Children's Publishers Share Pandemic Progress Report

Trade and educational companies offer lessons from their distance learning efforts.

Jun 5, 2020 - Read more

Equity and the Role of Print

Where do physical books fit into Covid-era distance learning?

Jun 5, 2020 - Read more

Pandemic Best Practices

School librarians weigh in on what works and what may lie ahead

Jun 5, 2020 - Read more

McHenry Diaper Drive Draws Large Response

Nearly 65,000 free diapers were distributed Tuesday, May 19, to community members in need at a drive-through event held at Follett School Solutions' offices, 1340 Ridgeview Drive in McHenry.

May 23, 2020 - Read more

Follett MyDestiny Named Winner in 2020 EdTech Awards

Follett MyDestiny, a powerful learning platform designed for today’s classroom, has been selected as the winner of the “Lesson Planning Solution” category in The 2020 EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest.

May 8, 2020 - Read more

Follett Deploys Key PreK-12 Solutions to Microsoft Azure

Cloud-computing platform serves as data center host for Destiny products, Aspen SIS

May 5, 2020 - Read more

Mineola High School Wins Follett Challenge

Mineola High School is the grand-prize winner of a national contest that asked participants to describe how they are preparing students for the 21st century.

Apr 30, 2020 - Read more

What Are Kids Reading Now? Follett Reveals the Top eBook and Audiobook Checkouts.

With schools shuttered due to the pandemic, are kids still reading? They are, according to data from Follett.

Apr 29, 2020 - Read more

New York High School Captures 2020 Follett Challenge Grand Prize

Follett Honors 19 Schools/Districts; Awards Total of $200,000 in Products and Services

Apr 23, 2020 - Read more

With School Closures, Book Fairs Go Online

With near-total nationwide school closures, the fallout has been abrupt and has also led to creative workarounds as companies re-envision what a book fair can be.-

Apr 15, 2020 - Read more

Follett, Baker and Taylor Team to Provide Free Access to PreK-12 Interactive Resources for Public Library Partners

Lightbox, AV2 World Languages Ideal Distance Learning Solutions for Students

Apr 15, 2020 - Read more

Leading eLearning: A Future Ready Library Opportunity

One of my colleagues is known for regularly reminding us that a crisis is a terrible opportunity to waste. The COVID-19 crisis has forced districts to redefine the manner in which they educate.

Apr 15, 2020 - Read more

Learning at Home in the Age of COVID-19

While schools are closed nationwide due to the pandemic, educational companies and publishers are rushing to offer digital resources for educators and families.

Apr 10, 2020 - Read more

Follett Offers Interactive eBook Platform for Free to Schools

Follett is partnering with Weigl Publishers, Inc. to offer Lightbox and AV2 World Languages free of charge to schools worldwide through June 30, 2020

Mar 21, 2020 - Read more

In Response to COVID-19 Impact on Education, Follett to Deliver Free At-Home Learning Content During Crisis

As K12 Schools, Campuses, Public Libraries Close, Follett Teams with Publishers to Deliver Resources to Learners of All Ages

Mar 18, 2020 - Read more

Follett Launches API Partner Program

Follett has launched a partner program that will make it easy for its Follett Destiny® and Follett Aspen® SIS customers to implement time- and cost-saving integrations and streamline data exchange with their existing vendors. The API (Application Programming Interface) Partner Program will allow Follett to help customers extend and enhance the capabilities of their Follett Destiny® and Follett Aspen® SIS solutions and take full advantage of Follett’s open APIs via the company’s growing partner portfolio. “We see the API Partner Program as a valuable enhancement for current and prospective customers as it enables seamless high-value integrations with vendors they already know and trust...

Mar 11, 2020 - Read more

Follett Introduces Key Enhancements with Follett Destiny® 17.5 Release

Follett has released Destiny 17.5, a new version of the solution featuring important enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, Destiny Discover, and Collections by Destiny.

Feb 26, 2020 - Read more

2020 Follett Challenge Entry Deadline is Thursday, Dec. 12

The ninth annual contest formally launched in October with more ways to win a portion of $200,000 (USD) in Follett products and/or services that will be awarded.

Dec 5, 2019 - Read more

Follett Launches Book Orders for the Classroom

‘Follett Book eFairs’ designed to bring more books to classrooms, students

Nov 7, 2019 - Read more

Ninth Annual Follett Challenge Launches With More Chances to Win

World’s Best-Selling Author James Patterson to Serve as Judge for 2020 Contest

Oct 21, 2019 - Read more

Follett Appoints Britten Follett to Lead its PreK-12 Business

Follett School Solutions Now Headed by Fifth-Generation Family Member

Sep 4, 2019 - Read more

Follett Book Fairs Poised for Superpower Fall Season

The company has introduced the superhero theme to remind students, teachers, and librarians that “Reading is a Superpower.”

Aug 27, 2019 - Read more

Follett Introduces Key Enhancements with Destiny 17.0 Release

Destiny Discover Updates Give K-5 Students New Ways to Search, Discover Content

Aug 1, 2019 - Read more

ISTE, Follett Collaborate to Provide Scholarships for Future Ready Librarian Course

Offering 150 partial-tuition scholarships for K-12 librarians ready to take the next step in becoming a Future Ready Librarian and who are affiliated with schools that identify as high need.

Jun 27, 2019 - Read more

Educators, Students Turning to Follett Collections by Destiny® in Large Numbers

Since debut 2 years ago, tool now has 2.5 million users, in use by 4,000 districts, 17,000 schools

Jun 13, 2019 - Read more

World’s Best-selling Author and Literacy Advocate James Patterson Partners with Follett to Support Literacy for Children

James Patterson announced today a partnership with Follett and its “All Books for All Kids” initiative.

Jun 9, 2019 - Read more

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

May 6, 2019 - Read more

Follett Challenge 2019 Winner is First Ever from Outside U.S.

Grand Prize Goes to Saskatchewan, Canada’s Regina Catholic School Division

Apr 25, 2019 - Read more

New Book Aims to Help School Librarians Become Learning Leaders in Digital Age

Bill Bass, Shannon Miller collaborate on Leading from the Library

Apr 17, 2019 - Read more

Follett Book Fairs Will Be Opening Fulfillment Centers Coast to Coast

Follett today announced it will soon be opening five new Follett Book Fairs’ fulfillment centers across the country.

Apr 11, 2019 - Read more

Follett Introduces Follett Classroom Libraries

With wide selection of fiction and non-fiction texts, new hand-curated classroom content collections designed to help students become engaged, confident, independent readers

Mar 26, 2019 - Read more

UBTECH Education and Follett Announce Partnership to Bring Robotics-Based STEM Learning to the Classroom

Follett will offer UBTECH’s JIMU interactive robotic building block system, which turns STEM learning into hands-on fun.

Mar 21, 2019 - Read more

Follett Unveils MyDestiny™ Learning Platform

Smart technology-powered solution designed to shape student success by maximizing teachers’ time, locating relevant learning resources, measuring progress, increasing student engagement

Mar 12, 2019 - Read more

Follett Challenge ’19 Announces Semifinalists, Video Voting Winners

Grand prize winner to be selected from Canadian middle school, two USA schools

Feb 27, 2019 - Read more

Follett Book Fairs Already in Full Bloom for Spring

Seasonal design theme with emojis highlights elementary school offerings

Feb 26, 2019 - Read more

Fujitsu and Follett Deliver Innovative Student Information System to Ontario Schools in Canada

Streamlines many educational administrative tasks, making it easier for school districts to gather, access and analyze the data they need

Jan 30, 2019 - Read more

Follett’s New Service Helps K-12 Libraries with Genrefication

Making the Transition from Dewey Simplified with ‘Follett Genre Solutions’

Jan 17, 2019 - Read more

Follett Releases New Version of Market-Leading Destiny

Wednesday Webinar Will Showcase All Follett Destiny® 16.5 Enhancements

Jan 14, 2019 - Read more

Follett Destiny® Now in 23 of 25 Largest U.S. K-12 Districts

Virginia’s Fairfax County Public Schools Latest to Select Market-Leading Solution

Dec 4, 2018 - Read more

Follett Unveils Classroom Ready Collections

New offerings are curated from OERs, standards-aligned and feature array of key resources for teachers, students

Nov 8, 2018 - Read more

Follett Supports Safe Schools by Partnering with CrisisGo

‘Safe Classroom’ solution provides emergency alerting communication system

Oct 23, 2018 - Read more

Follett Challenge Launches 2019 Contest

The Follett Challenge launches its eighth annual contest today and this year’s entrants will have additional incentive to capture the Grand Prize. In addition to winning $60,000 in Follett products and/or services, the winning school will receive a personal visit from Kwame Alexander, one of the country’s most acclaimed and innovative children’s book authors, as part of the award celebration.Alexander, a New York Times best-selling author and Newbery Medalist, also will serve as a judge for the 2019 Follett Challenge, which is open now for entries through Dec. 14.Follett again will reward a total of $200,000 USD in products and/or...

Oct 22, 2018 - Read more

Follett, Acclaimed Author Kwame Alexander Announce Partnership

‘All Books for All Kids’ Campaign to Introduce Wide Range of Books to Children

Oct 10, 2018 - Read more

Follett Expands Its Book Fairs to Include PreK-1, Middle School

Company Builds on Success Attained in First Year, Continues to Increase Offerings

Aug 8, 2018 - Read more

Massachusetts Renews Follett with SIS/SIF Preferred Vendor Status

Follett Aspen SIS Serves More Than 450,000 of State’s K-12 Public School Students

Jun 18, 2018 - Read more

Follett Acquires Fishtree Adaptive Learning Platform

Adds Personalized Learning Platform to Follett’s Leading Content and Data Services for Schools and Districts

Jun 12, 2018 - Read more

Rhode Island Renews Follett Aspen® SIS with Preferred Vendor Status

Student Information System Serves 50 Percent of State’s K-12 Public School Districts

Jun 5, 2018 - Read more

Follett, Kimono Announce Renewal of Integration Partnership

The partnership, entering its fifth year, enables Follett customers to enjoy seamless integration with their market-leading Destiny solution.

May 23, 2018 - Read more

Follett Aspen® SIS Attains Ed-Fi Certification Status

Data Standard Designed to Simply, Securely Connect All Educational Data Systems

May 11, 2018 - Read more

Follett Expands Follett Book Fairs into Texas Market

Librarian: ‘I know its service will be outstanding, materials will support my students’

Apr 4, 2018 - Read more

Follett Forms Advisory Board to Help K-12 Schools Genrefy Libraries

Members Will Establish Set of Genre Standards, Useful Strategies as School Libraries Continue Transition from Dewey Decimal System

Apr 3, 2018 - Read more

Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit Scheduled for June 23 in Chicago

Full-day workshop hosted by Follett kicks off ISTE ’18 early

Mar 27, 2018 - Read more

Follett Challenge '18 Announces Semifinalists, Video Voting Winners

Follett Challenge '18 Announces Semifinalists, Video Voting Winners Schools from Alaska, N.Y, N.C. in Running for Grand Prize; Winner to be Unveiled April 27

Feb 28, 2018 - Read more

Follett Unveils New Release of Market-Leading Follett Destiny®

With its latest release of Destiny, Follett continues to make impactful advances to its market-leading library/resource management solution.

Feb 13, 2018 - Read more

Follett Challenge Video Voting to Begin Next Week

10 ‘People’s Choice’ Award Winners to be Determined by Public’s Vote

Jan 17, 2018 - Read more

Follett, Trevlac Computer Services Ltd. Partner to Accelerate Entry of Aspen SIS into Ontario, Canada K-12 Market

Follett, which earlier this year announced it will enter the Ontario, Canada K-12 market with its Aspen Student Information System (SIS)

Nov 9, 2017 - Read more

Follett announces it will sell LEGO® Education solutions to U.S. school libraries

Follett announced today it will sell a selection of LEGO® Education solutions.

Nov 7, 2017 - Read more

Illinois School Library Media Association to Honor Follett

Follett is being honored by the Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) with the organization’s 2017 Pillar Award.

Oct 19, 2017 - Read more

Follett Book Fairs Launch This Week

New Offering from Company Met with Excitement by Schools, Librarians

Oct 2, 2017 - Read more

New Jersey PreK-12 District Selects Follett Aspen® Student Information System

Superintendent Says New SIS Will Grow with District’s Current, Future Needs

Sep 19, 2017 - Read more

Follett Announces Popular Rewards Program is Returning

Follett Announces Popular Rewards Program is Returning Customers can stretch budget dollars by redeeming points for products

Sep 14, 2017 - Read more

Follett Develops Donor Program to Help Rebuild School Libraries Destroyed by Hurricane Harvey

In the wake of the considerable damage suffered by Texas K-12 school libraries and archives from Hurricane Harvey.

Sep 13, 2017 - Read more

Chicago Public Schools Selects Follett Aspen For Its New Student Information System

Following a lengthy search process, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has selected Follett Aspen for its new student information system (SIS).

Jul 26, 2017 - Read more

New Follett Destiny® Analytics from Follett Gives K-12 Districts Greater Insight into Managing Their Key Resources

Administrators can now make fact-based decisions with real-time evidence

Jul 20, 2017 - Read more

Follett to Unveil Follett Collections by Destiny®

New educational tool aimed at bridging gap between OERs, premium content and technology

Jun 29, 2017 - Read more

Follett, EveryLibrary Partner to Advocate for K-12 Libraries, Librarians

Focus is to Return Librarians to Schools, Expand Funding Equitably in Districts

Jun 19, 2017 - Read more

Follett Announces Partnership with Unbound Concepts’ Artifact

Platform Empowers Teachers, Librarians to Work Together to Recommend Best Content

May 17, 2017 - Read more

Small Kansas Elementary School Beats Odds to Win Grand Prize in Sixth Annual Follett Challenge

‘Learning with Cattle’ Program Earns School $60,000 in Follett Products, Services

Apr 26, 2017 - Read more

Library Strand of Future Ready Institutes Developed, Funded Exclusively Through Follett Project Connect

Eight Free Regional Institutes to Provide Valuable Professional Development, Networking Opportunities for Educators Looking to Personalize Learning for Students

Apr 16, 2017 - Read more

Follett Now Offers Haese Mathematics as Part of International Baccalaureate® Content

Haese Mathematics textbooks – a popular and rigorous series of math books for International Baccalaureate (IB) students around the world – are now available for purchase through Follett.

Mar 14, 2017 - Read more

Follett Named Exclusive Distributor of New K-12 Online Daily News Service

The Day USA designed to help students with media literacy, recognize ‘fake news’

Mar 10, 2017 - Read more

Follett Awarded Massachusetts SIS/SIF Preferred Vendor Status

Aspen Student Information System already manages data for more than 405,000 students in Commonwealth

Feb 21, 2017 - Read more

Follett Announces Key Updates to Its Market-Leading Follett® Destiny Solution

Destiny 14.5 features improved reporting, Destiny Discover homepage customizations.

Feb 14, 2017 - Read more

Baker & Taylor PawPrints Transitioning to FollettBound

B&T, Follett to Offer Top Prebind Titles for School, Public Library Markets

Feb 9, 2017 - Read more

Follett Partners with New Zealand’s Wendy Pye Publishing

Revival of Sunshine Classics brings back ‘gold standard in leveled, guided reading’

Feb 7, 2017 - Read more

Shannon McClintock Miller Named a Spokesperson for Future Ready Librarians, Project Connect

Library Industry Leader Looks to Further Empower Librarians, Teacher

Jan 30, 2017 - Read more

Follett-Dremel Partnership Brings 3-D Printers with Professional Development to K-12 Schools

Follett today announced it has become a premier distributor for Dremel 3D printers for the K-12 school market.

Jan 24, 2017 - Read more

Follett Unveils New Resource Center

Customer help site provides how-to’s, training tools, videos

Jan 23, 2017 - Read more

Follett Opens New Office in Dubai

Company Continues to Expand its Global Presence, Offers Additional Support to International Schools

Jan 10, 2017 - Read more

Follett Adds Array of New Content for IB World Schools

Follett announced today it has added new content from IB and a wealth of new curriculum content support from an array of other respected providers.

Jan 5, 2017 - Read more

Follett’s Project Connect Introduces Professional Development Courses for Librarians

New Librarian Professional Development Courses Offered Through Follett's Project Connect

Nov 6, 2016 - Read more

Follett Urges Schools to Share Their Stories of Unique Learning for sixth Annual Follett Challenge

$200,000 Contest to Recognize Leading Examples of K-12 Programs Teaching 21st-Century Skills to Students

Oct 25, 2016 - Read more

Follett Adds New Titles for Award-Winning Lightbox

Spanish elementary titles also introduced

Oct 6, 2016 - Read more

Follett Named Finalist for 2016 Chicago Innovation Awards

Company’s Lightbox nomination celebrated among most innovative new education products

Sep 27, 2016 - Read more

Follett President a Panelist at EdNET Conference Session Exploring Educator-Education Provider Relationship

MCHENRY, IL – Nader Qaimari, President of Follett’s PreK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, is one of five panelists selected to explore the relationship between educators and education providers at the 2016 EdNET Conference later this month in Dallas. The “Striving for Partnership: How Educators and Providers Can Address Issues of Trust and Risk” panel is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 during the annual conference’s second day at The Fairmont Dallas.Follett will be joined by other education providers, Giuseppe “Seppy” Basili, chief revenue officer, BrightBytes; Christine Willig, president, McGraw-Hill Education’s PreK-12 group; John Murray, executive chairman, AdvancePath Academics, Inc.;...

Sep 19, 2016 - Read more

Follett’s President to Serve as Judge for Googlepalooza Student "Hackathon Contest"

MCHENRY, IL – Nader Qaimari, President of Follett’s PreK-12 business, Follett School Solutions, will serve as a judge for the “Student Hackathon,” a contest that is part of this week’s Googlepalooza conference presented by Chicago Public Schools (CPS). The third annual conference runs today and tomorrow (Aug. 18-19) at Whitney Young High School in Chicago.Teams of up to six students in grades 9 to 12 will compete in the first-ever Hackathon to design and prototype an application to improve how teachers and administrators interact with the district’s student information, such as grades, attendance, and schedules. At no point will students...

Aug 18, 2016 - Read more

Follett Unveils Major Updates to Market-Leading Follett Destiny® Solution

Google Chrome Extension, OER support ‘game changers’ in marketplace; New 14.0 release enhances Destiny as one-stop shop for all digital needs

Aug 15, 2016 - Read more

Follett Unveils New Professional Development Series

‘True end-to-end solution,’ PD courses focus on instructional strategies

Aug 2, 2016 - Read more

Future Ready Schools® Announces New Project to Help Recognize School Librarians As Leaders in School Transformation

Future Ready Librarians Highlights Critical Role Librarians Play in Supporting the Future-Ready Goals of Schools and Districts

Jun 23, 2016 - Read more

Follett Aspen® Student Information System to Partner with SRC Solutions for Online Registration Process

Partnership allows for simple yet dynamic online registration

Jun 14, 2016 - Read more

Illinois PreK-8 District Selects Follett Aspen® Student Information System

Joliet Public Schools District 86 chooses Aspen for managing student data and more

Jun 1, 2016 - Read more

Follett Launches New Makerspace Bundles for K-12 Libraries

New Kits Make it Easy for Schools to Partially—or Completely—Transition to a Makerspace.

May 25, 2016 - Read more

Follett Challenge Announces Grand-Prize Winning School

Alaska’s Ben Eielson Junior/Senior High ‘Aims High’ and Earns First Place

Mar 8, 2016 - Read more