NASHVILLE, TENN. - Wilson County Schools have teamed up with Tennessee Book Company LLC, an Ingram company, to enhance Tennessee's dual-enrollment program to reduce textbook costs, making it more feasible for high school students to take college courses.
Tennessee has placed a heavy emphasis on career and college readiness for students, and the dual-enrollment offerings help launch students on the proper paths with college courses while still enrolled in high school.
"Our students and their parents are truly grateful for the reduced textbook prices," said Beverly Sharpe, Assistant Principal for Mt. Juliet High School in Wilson County Schools. "Most of our students enroll in multiple college courses and textbooks costs can be prohibitive. This program has made eTextbooks affordable and easily accessible for our students."
"After surveying a number of Tennessee school districts, we found students weren't taking the courses to help them get into college because there was a struggle to pay for the textbooks," said Todd Svec, VP of Tennessee Book Company. "Publishers are beginning to put together models that offer great savings for students. Working with our publishing partners, we saved Wilson students an average of $65.00 per book. Because of the great success with Wilson County, Tennessee Book Company is able to offer savings to every school district in Tennessee."
All digital content will be distributed through VitalSource Technologies LLC, an Ingram Content Group company whose learning platform, Bookshelf, is widely used in both K-12 and higher education.
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About Wilson County
Wilson County Schools serve approximately 18,280 students in pre-kindergarten through adult education. The district boasts elementary schools which embed strong literacy and math skills, Reward Schools, and a rigorous curriculum which includes Pre-Advanced Placement courses in middle school and Advanced Placement courses in high school.
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. The preferred choice among educational institutions and companies for digital learning materials, VitalSource helps over 1,000 educational content providers create and deliver seamless interactive learning experiences through its exclusive Bookshelf platform to millions of learners at 7,000 institutions. Bookshelf users opened more than 24 million digital textbooks last year and read more than 3.4 billion pages.
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The world is reading and Ingram Content Group ("Ingram") connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram's services include digital and physical book distribution, print on demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. and includes Ingram Book Group LLC, Ingram Publisher Services LLC, Lightning Source LLC, VitalSource Technologies LLC, Verba Software LLC, Ingram Library Services LLC, and Tennessee Book Company LLC.