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May 31, 2023

Follett Follett, World Book announce winners of Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway. Jamie Holder and Virginia's Justina Dyson have been randomly selected as winners of the “Teacher Appreciation Week Giveaway,” sponsored by Follett School Solutions and World Book, two longtime, respected leaders in the PreK-12 education market. Holder is a family and consumer science teacher at Lumberton High School in Lumberton, NC, while Dyson is a PreK teacher at Martin Luther King Jr. Preschool Center in Richmond, VA. The two educators each will receive a $2,000 American Express gift card and a $500 Follett Titlewave gift certificate. Founded 25 years ago, Titlewave is the leading online collection development and curriculum support tool for PreK-12 educators, with more than 14,000 daily users. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 2023

Follett Follett Literacy Conference to feature K-12 educators, children's authors. 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. [Full Announcement].

April 13, 2023

Follett Follett makes donation to students displaced by California flooding. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 2, 2023

Follett Follett Program Benefitting Publishers Announces 2023 Participants. 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. [Full Announcement].

March 1, 2023

Follett Follett Seeks Proposals from Educators for Reading Conference in June. Follett School Solutions is calling for proposals for 45-minute, in-person sessions to be presented at the 2023 ReadingCon conference, hosted by Follett in Naperville, Illinois. The conference is scheduled for June 22, on the eve of the ALA Annual Conference & Expo in nearby Chicago. [Full Announcement].

December 7, 2022

Follett Follett School Solutions and Access-It Software joining forces. Follett School Solution, the leading provider of K-12 educational technology solutions, announced that it has acquired Access-It Software, 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. [Full Announcement].

November 30, 2022

Follett Follett School Solutions introduces new time-saving features for Titlewave. 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. [Full Announcement].

October 18, 2022

Follett Follett Aspen Student Information System announces new gradebook integration with Google Classroom. Grading has been made significantly easier for classroom teachers with the announcement of an integration of Follett Aspen Student Information System with Google Classroom. Teachers using Google Classroom can now export their grades conveniently to Follett Aspen SIS. [Full Announcement].

August 11, 2022

Follett Follett, top publishers collaborate to benefit schools, educators, students. 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. [Full Announcement].

July 20, 2022

Follett Follett partner recognized with prestigious Microsoft award. 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 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. [Full Announcement].

July 7, 2022

Follett Chris Porter named CEO of Software for Follett School Solutions. Follett School Solutions 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. [Full Announcement].

May 24, 2022

Follett Follett Archives is now part of Loyola Archives and Special Collections. The Loyola Archives and Special Collections is the home of the Follett Archives. During the past year, Kathy Young, University Archivist and Curator of Rare Books, worked closely with Todd Litzsinger, CEO of Follett Corporation, Jean Follett, Historian, Loyola's Family Business Center, and Quinlan School of Business to bring the collection to Loyola. [Full Announcement].

April 1, 2022

Follett Statement to Media From Follett School Solutions. We take very seriously the feedback we have received from librarians and industry partners regarding a potential parental control module for Destiny Library Manager. Based on this feedback, Follett will not proceed with any plans to develop this module. [Full Announcement].

February 24, 2022

Follett Follett Destiny Resource Manager enhanced with new 1:1 device user features. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2022

Follett Kwame Alexander, Follett team Up to launch new Classroom Book Club. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 20, 2022

Follett Literati expands into book fair market with acquisition of Follett Book Fairs. Austin, TX - Literati, a book subscription company for readers of all ages, announced the acquisition of Follett Book Fairs. This acquisition will expand Literati's current business model to include Literati Book Fairs, a national book fair program for PK-8 schools across the country. [Full Announcement].

October 26, 2021

Follett Follett School Solutions partners with boclips to add K-12 educational videos to digital classroom library. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 22, 2021

Follett Follett School Solutions exits the book fair business. Follett School Solutions will be exiting the book fair business, a decision prompted by thousands offair cancellations due to the pandemic. FSS is expected to continue delivering book fairs through mid-November of this year. [Full Announcement].

September 16, 2021

Follett Follett Aspen Student Information System partners with MyFlexLearning. Follett School Solutions and Nash Consulting, LLC, 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. [Full Announcement].

September 15, 2021

Follett Follett Literacy Program Giveaway Provides Students Chance to Win Video Conference Visit with Author Who Inspired International Dot Day. 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. [Full Announcement].