About Curriculum Associates

Since 1969, Curriculum Associates has been united around one common purpose: to make classrooms better places for teachers and students. In the years since, we've remained driven by this mission, introducing and then constantly improving innovative and exciting products that give every student the chance to succeed. We believe teachers are the essential connection between our programs and classroom success, so we strive to empower them with the tools and resources to accelerate student growth. Together with educators we're making equitable learning programs a reality—raising the bar and making it reachable for all.

Press Releases

New Research Reveals Pandemic's Lasting Impact on Our Nation's Youngest Learners

July 1, 2024

Longitudinal data show academic recovery is occurring at an uneven pace for different student populations.


The Council of the Great City Schools Awards Janice Alexis with $10,000 Dr. Michael Casserly Scholarship for Educational Courage and Justice

July 1, 2024

The college scholarship, sponsored by Curriculum Associates, will support the Science, Technology and Research Early College High School graduate as she pursues a degree in biomedical . . .


Curriculum Associates Names John Higginson as Chief Technology Officer

June 18, 2024

Curriculum Associates, an education technology company that develops tools that support equitable learning experiences for 12.5 million Grades K–12 students nationwide, has named John Higginson as its chief technology officer. Higginson will oversee the engineering, IT, security, and data functions in this . . .


Curriculum Associates in the News

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Local Educator Jennifer Jackson Honored

Jennifer Jackson, member of the Extraordinary Educators™ Leadership Collaborative (EELC), talks about her work and her involvement in the EELC. 


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Non-Academic Supports: How a Buddy System Can Accelerate K5 Learning

Learn how one i-Ready Super Stretch School accelerated their students' learning through group work and setting stretch goals.


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Schools Kick Off i-Ready Platform for Students

See how one school celebrated their students' i-Ready achievement with a visit from Snargg!


Hear What Educators Say about Curriculum Associates

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Explore Our Success Stories

Every district we serve is unique, and so is its story. Hear from teachers, coaches, and administrators as they describe ways in which our tools support learning communities across the country.

Explore Our Programs

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Rich data empowers teachers with a deeper knowledge of their students so they can take meaningful instructional next steps.

i-Ready Learning textbooks and digital content.

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i-Ready Learning’s instructional resources support educators, engage classrooms, and enable all students to access grade-level learning and beyond.

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BRIGANCE Special Education.

These assessment inventories support exceptional students at every level and aid educators with pinpointing students' strengths, interests, and needs and writing IEPs.


Events & Awards

Find Us on the Road

We attend industry events and conferences across the country.


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We’ve won numerous awards for our products, service, and culture.



Rob Waldron, Chief Executive Officer

Rob Waldron, Chief Executive Officer of Curriculum Associates.Rob Waldron joined Curriculum Associates in 2008, bringing leadership experience from both the for-profit and nonprofit education worlds. He runs the company with a long-term focus, upholding the founding mission to improve classrooms for the 12 million students and their educators it serves nationwide. Under his leadership, revenues have increased more than twenty-five-fold, making Curriculum Associates one of the nation’s fastest-growing K–12 edtech companies. With over 2,200 employees and a strong culture that promotes belonging, Curriculum Associates has been honored as a “Top Place to Work” by The Boston Globe nine years in a row.

Prior to joining Curriculum Associates, Rob served as CEO of Jumpstart, and as CEO of the K-12 tutoring division of Kaplan Education. Rob also served as an operating executive at private equity firm Berkshire Partners.

Rob’s mission-driven passion has earned him recognition as a Fast Company Top 25 Social Entrepreneur, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year. He has also won the Northeastern US Regional YPO Social Impact Award and EdTech Digest’s CEO of the Year. Rob serves on the board of The Boston Foundation and was previously an Aspen Institute/Pahara Fellow and a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School. Rob received a B.A. from Northwestern and an M.B.A. from Harvard.