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February 19, 2015

Survey reveals two-thirds of schools are using digital resources to boost student performance. Learning Bird

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. and Canadian K-12 school districts are executing digital content plans aimed at helping students succeed in and out of the classroom, according to a recent survey conducted by cloud-based differentiated learning application Learning Bird. The survey results reveal 65 percent of school districts are transitioning to digital learning environments that align digital content with curricula while also providing teachers with professional development opportunities.

February 9, 2015

Follett to Debut Summer School Reading, Math Bundles. Follett Software Company

Follett announced it is debuting exclusive, high-interest summer school reading and math bundles designed to bring students up to grade level, keep them engaged and help avoid summer slide. The bundles are geared to students who for the 2015-16 school year will be entering grades 2-6, especially those at risk of failing.

February 4, 2015

Follett Invests in Vocabulary.com. Follett Software Company

Follett Corporation announced 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 learning platform that takes a personalized approach toward driving vocabulary proficiency and literacy development. Launched in 2011, Vocabulary.com established itself as a leading consumer and K12 learning platform. Today more than 4 million unique monthly visitors rely on Vocabulary.com to master words critical to their academic, business and personal success. Vocabulary.com’s adaptive learning platform uses a “big data” approach to make intelligent choices about what words a particular user needs to master, what questions to ask about those words, and when to ask the questions.

January 22, 2015

Washington D.C. K-12 School District Selects Follett’s Aspen Student Information System. Follett Software Company

District of Columbia Public Schools has selected Follett and its Aspen solution. Follett’s Aspen SIS will help the 47,000-student district capture, report, manage and analyze its student data, support enrollment, scheduling and behavior, and help track student attendance and prevent truancy. Comprised of 111 elementary and secondary schools and learning centers located in Washington, D.C., DCPS introduced Aspen into its elementary schools this year and plans to implement the solution districtwide this summer.

December 10, 2014

Follett Challenge Deadline Set for Jan. 9. Follett Software Company

It has never been easier to enter the Follett Challenge as contest organizers have streamlined the application process and now provide valuable resources and tips to help schools and districts make their entry stand out among their peers. The deadline to enter the fourth annual competition is Friday, Jan. 9, 2015.

December 3, 2014

Follett Unveils new Destiny Resource Manager. Follett Software Company

Follett this week introduced Destiny Resource Manager, a new, universal system that enables K-12 districts to track and manage all school assets. Destiny Resource Manager represents an evolution from Follett Destiny Asset Manager as it will monitor barcoded textbooks in addition to traditional assets such as laptops, tablets and equipment.

November 14, 2014

Follett School Solutions’ President Tom Schenck elected to SIIA Education Division’s Board of Directors. Follett Software Company

Follett School Solutions’ President Tom Schenck has been elected to the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Education Division Board of Directors. SIIA is theprincipal trade association for the software and digital industries, responsible for driving the future of edtech policy.

October 2, 2014

Empowering Innovation – Fourth Annual Follett Challenge To Launch Monday. Follett Software Company

The fourth annual Follett Challenge, which will highlight and reward the most innovative K-12 programs that teach 21st century skills to students, launches its 2014-15 contest Monday, Oct. 6.

September 19, 2014

Follett names Nader Qaimari Senior VP Content Services and Solutions. Follett Software Company

Follett 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 will oversee Follett's content services and solutions, including publisher relations, textbook and supplemental materials, early childhood, digital products, library collections, and online classroom products.

August 1, 2014

Follett’s Destiny Library Manager Named Winner in Ed-Tech Publication’s Readers’ Choice Competition. Follett Software Company

Three Follett products nominated by K-12 educators and administrators from around the country have earned recognition in the eSchool News’ Readers’ Choice Awards for 2014-15. Follett’s market-leading Destiny Library Manager has been named one of the winning products and services, while Aspen Instructional Management System (IMS) and Follett Shelf each received honorable mention status.Of the 1,300 nominations received, 80 were singled out as either winners or honorable mentions in the competition, among the most prestigious in the education technology industry.

July 25, 2014

Houston Independent School District Adopts Follett Technology to Simplify Management of Education Content, Data. Follett Software Company

Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest K-12 school district in the country, has adopted Follett’s Destiny Library Manager for its new centralized, integrated library management solution. Destiny Library Manager will be implemented later this year throughout the 212,000-student district, which is comprised of 86 certified libraries and 282 campuses.

June 24, 2014

McGraw-Hill Professional delivers premier content to K-12 Schools via Follett’s market leading Destiny platform. Follett Software Company

-McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global publisher of education and professional content, announced a partnership with Follett to further expand availability of its eBook collection to K-12 school library customers globally.

May 16, 2014

Illinois High School Earns Grand Prize in National Education Contest. Follett Software Company

Belleville West High School, in southern Illinois, has been named the grand prize winner of the third annual Follett Challenge, a competition to identify, reward and promote the most innovative teaching and learning programs. The high school won for its cutting-edge “Community of Readers” program, which challenges students in each grade level to become avid and engaged pleasure readers.

May 7, 2014

Follett Names George Gatsis Senior VP/Technology Platforms. Follett Software Company

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 management and instructional systems to advance student learning.

April 24, 2014

Follett introduces new search interface in Destiny 12.0 Release. Follett Software Company

Follett this week released Destiny 12.0 with Universal Search, a new search interface that allows students to seamlessly search and access all print and digital content within the Destiny Library Manager platform. Whether reading ebooks or conducting research, students can now access the content they need from one system that offers a consistent, simplified user experience with single sign-on access.

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