MCHENRY, Ill., April 23, 2009 – Follett Software Company announced this week that it has entered into a partnership with RedRock Reports to help states and K-12 school districts identify available ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) funds and the products and communication tools that will best address their needs.
A total of $44 billion for states and schools is now available under ARRA, which is designed to lay the foundation for a generation of educational reform.
Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, "Given our economic circumstances, it’s critical that money go out quickly but it’s even more important that it be spent wisely. Every dollar we spend must advance reforms and improve learning."
The Follett Software-RedRock Reports partnership will provide educators with tools and information that define how available ARRA funds can be applied toward the purchase of solutions to support high-performance learning environments and help accomplish the government’s objectives for comprehensive education reform. Follett Software’s information and resource management products – Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Textbook Manager, Destiny Asset Manager, and TetraData – are the type of solutions that impact student achievement and support 21st century learning, which are key government goals for smart spending of ARRA funds.
Follett Software will be offering two upcoming webinars to further assist educators in obtaining ARRA information. These webinars will be held on May 19 and 20.
"We are always exploring ways to position ourselves as true partners in the K-12 education market," said Tom Schenck, president, Follett Software Company. "We pride ourselves on understanding our customers, their needs and their issues. Follett Software wants to ensure that school districts capitalize on the opportunities available with ARRA funds to improve student accountability and outcomes. It is integral to the success of our children and schools, and to the education industry as a whole."
Dr. Jennifer House, founder and principal of Menlo Park, Calif.-based RedRock Reports, said her company’s partnership with Follett Software is a perfect fit.
"Collectively, we must advance ARRA’s short-term economic goals by investing quickly, and we must support ARRA’s long-term economic goals by investing wisely, using these funds to strengthen education, drive reforms and improve results for students," Dr. House said. "We are especially pleased to be working with Follett Software Company, which has earned a strong reputation in the K-12 education market with its diverse lineup of products."
Follett Software Company is the partner that more than half of America’s K-12 school districts trust to help them manage everything from library resources and school assets to information for data-driven decision-making.
About Follett Software Company
Follett Software Company helps districts of all sizes track and use information and resources more efficiently so their dollars are best leveraged to help each and every student. Follett Software is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.
About RedRock Reports
RedRock Reports is focused on the strategic needs of the K-12 publishing, technology and services community to deliver consulting, advisory, and research services specifically targeted on funding opportunities for the K-12 market. Offerings include a subscription grant data service, funding alignment consulting, sales and marketing services and training. RedRock Reports can deliver a total funding intelligence solution to help companies and organizations achieve critical business development objectives. The company is based in Menlo Park, Calif.