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Follett Acquires X2 Development Corporation

Posted Oct 5, 2010
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Follett Software Company has announced it has acquired X2 Development Corporation, a student information system provider for K-12 school districts in the United States and abroad. The acquisition includes the Aspen Student Information System, a popular web-based solution designed to simplify school district data management through the integration of key K-12 applications.

Aspen increases school district efficiency giving educators more time to focus on student achievement, the announcement states. For example, Aspen integrates gradebook, scheduling, family and student portals, reporting, special education, professional development into a single solution. The Aspen platform serves 81 school districts and more than 600,000 students across seven states.

X2 Development Corporation will continue to operate out of Hingham, Mass., as a wholly owned subsidiary of Follett Software Company.

The Aspen platform complements and expands Follett's range of technology and content delivery solutions used by K-12 administrators, educators and librarians throughout the United States and worldwide. In addition to the Destiny suite of resource management tools for libraries and schools and the Tetradata suite of data management and analysis tools for school districts, Follett recently launched the Cognite learning environment, a web-based tool for educators, students and parents that integrates discovery tools, retrieval, collaboration and communication with the goal of creating a vibrant experience where K-12 students excel.

Source: Follett Corporation,

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