Follett Announces New Curriculum Support Service for Districts Implementing Common Core State Standards
Technology-based solution provides single-point access to content aligned to standards
MCHENRY, Ill., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Follett today announced a new technology-based service designed to help school districts find classroom content that meets the requirements of the Common Core State Standards.
“Follett has developed a new way for educators to efficiently access Common Core physical or digital content from thousands of publishers through one source,” said Tom Schenck, president and COO of Follett School Solutions. “Regardless of how early or far along districts may be in the implementation of Common Core standards, Follett technologies applied by our content experts can help identify and deliver the content educators want and need.”
Recognizing the uniqueness of each state and district, Follett tailors its solutions to local needs so districts get the access to the specific titles they want from the most comprehensive set of publishers and sources available. Follett’s curriculum service applies the power of Titlewave®, the company’s leading curriculum search and alignment tool, as well as other curriculum-focused digital technologies.
Follett is currently partnering with customers across the country who are implementing the Common Core State Standards. Follett’s solution is helping to simplify and accelerate implementation while controlling administrative, materials and technology costs. Schenck added: “We are an independent source for print and digital content, representing 40,000 publishers and suppliers. The Follett curriculum services solution will help districts save time and money as they work to implement the new standards.”
Follett’s curriculum services solution is expected to be widely available in October. To learn more, visit www.follettlearning.com.
About Follett’s K-12 Business
Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, eBooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.
Since 1873, Follett has served as the trusted partner in education for students and educators at all levels of learning. Today Follett delivers physical and digital learning materials, retail services, school content and management systems to more than 70,000 early childhood, primary and secondary schools, and on more than 1,000 college campuses. Headquartered in River Grove, Illinois, Follett is a $2.7 billion privately held company.