Jun 11, 2021 |
The grab-and-go model has become an essential element of Follett’s work with nonprofits and with school districts this summer. Last year, for the first time, it teamed up with two early literacy organizations—Page Ahead in Seattle and Start Reading Now in Minneapolis—to provide low-income families with books to read over the summer.
Apr 6, 2021 |
Two education technology products made by McHenry-based Follett School Solutions earned “finalist” accolades in the 2021 EdTech Awards, which now in their 11th year, are the largest recognition program of education technology.
Feb 8, 2021 |
Of all the physical fairs that were canceled, 68% of those schools were interested in running an eFair and the majority of them were asking for us to be able to ship to the home,
Feb 5, 2021 |
Deep understanding comes from first-hand 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. Since the pandemic began, I’ve been talking to district leaders, librarians, and teachers about the challenges and opportunities they face. On a recent Illinois morning, third-grade teacher Julie Scroggins invited me to shadow her as she lives what we read and hear about: the reality of a teacher’s day during remote learning in a pandemic.
Jan 4, 2021 |
American Libraries Magazine
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. They are turning to technology like Follett Destiny to promote their libraries, supplement instruction, and distribute physical resources.
Dec 14, 2020 |
As the pandemic mandated shift to remote learning moved districts to acquire extensive numbers of connected devices to loan students as a way to ensure access to online instruction, a good many districts have relied on Follett’s Destiny Resource Manager as a way to keep track of these devices
Nov 17, 2020 |
The library utilizes Follett’s Destiny Discover management system to connect its network of students both in the classroom and at home. Many others do too, with 60% of school districts reporting using it.
Oct 29, 2020 |
In an announcement yesterday, B&T executives said it has established a new unit which will serve academic libraries worldwide with a range of library products and services to institutions, as well as its catalog of books, movies, and music for colleges and universities.
Oct 28, 2020 |
ABC Action News
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 to purchase more books.
Aug 31, 2020 |
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 traditions: the book fair.
Aug 14, 2020 |
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 regarding if or when they and their students will return to the classroom or library.
Aug 3, 2020 |
School Library Journal
Follett Students’ Choice ranks the top ebook and audiobook titles checked out by reading level (Grades K-3, Grades 3-6, Grades 5-8, Young Adult) as determined by information gathered by Destiny Library Manager, a Follett service used by more than 60,000 schools.
Jul 27, 2020 |
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 low-income families received books to read over the summer break. As a result, Follett shipped nearly 80,000 books combined to the two groups.
Jul 24, 2020 |
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, according to a news release.
Jun 11, 2020 |
As school districts across the country closed their doors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the race was on to find ways to connect teachers and students with as little disruption to learning as possible.
Jun 5, 2020 |
For the past couple of months, as the world has grappled with stay-at-home orders and self-isolation in light of the Covid-19 crisis, PW has been reporting on the many ways that publishers and education companies are providing resources for educators, students, and families doing schoolwork at home.
Jun 5, 2020 |
While much of the picture regarding the performance of publishers’ digital resources during the pandemic is rosy, Britten Follett, executive v-p of Follett School Solutions, points out that making the pivot to distance learning has not been seamless, largely due to longstanding equity issues across the country.
Jun 5, 2020 |
The sudden closure of schools across the country in mid-March and the resulting pivot to distance learning has meant that the role of school librarian has shifted into a whole new gear.
May 29, 2020 |
The annual tracking of laptops and other ed-tech assets has been disrupted this year as district leaders try to ensure students can continue online learning with adequate instructional technology this summer and beyond.
May 23, 2020 |
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
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. The event was sponsored by United Way of Greater McHenry County, Follett, and The Diaper Bank of Northern Illinois.
Apr 27, 2020 |
Edward Waters College
Earlier this month Edward Waters College (EWC) and Follett Higher Education Group (Follett) finalized an innovative and progressive new partnership aimed at reducing overall student costs while also significantly enhancing student access to relevant technology necessary to promote optimum student academic performance and support overall student success.
Apr 10, 2020 |
While schools are closed nationwide due to the pandemic, educational companies like Follett and publishers are rushing to offer digital resources for educators and families.
Mar 30, 2020 |
Long Island Herald
Oceanside High School has earned $15,000 for the school library by placing as a semi-finalist in the Follett Challenge. The school created a music video called “In the Library” late last year and submitted it to the nationwide contest.