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Charlotte Fixler, Director of Communications | press@cainc.com

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

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

August 14, 2019

Inc. magazine today revealed that Curriculum Associates is No. 3,271 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing . . .

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Curriculum Associates Makes i-Ready® Even Better for K–12 Students and Educators

July 22, 2019

Curriculum Associates continues to enhance its award-winning i-Ready program to further support students, teachers, and administrators.

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Indiana Department of Education Includes Curriculum Associates’ i‑Ready® Diagnostic on Approved Formative (Interim) Assessment Program List

July 11, 2019

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) recently included i-Ready Diagnostic on its Approved Formative Assessment Program List for the 2019–2020 school year.

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Curriculum Associates in the News

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Curriculum Associates’ CEO Reflects On K–12 Marketplace as Company Marks 50th Anniversary

EdWeek Market Brief spoke with Rob Waldron about his perspective on the future of the marketplace, his long-term commitment, and the milestone his company has . . .

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6 Hallmarks to Building Data Culture

Establishing a data culture takes intention and commitment. Learn how Sarasota County Schools are partnering with Curriculum Associates to build a strong data . . .

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Masters of the Turnaround: Rob Waldron

“A company is only as strong as its employees—make them your priority.” Curriculum Associates’ CEO shares insight about the company’s focus on service and . . .

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Hear What Educators Say about Curriculum Associates

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.

Our Programs

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Actionable assessments and engaging instruction that drive student gains in reading and mathematics.

Ready Classroom Mathematics.

A K–5 core mathematics program that sparks meaningful discourse, strengthens understanding, and inspires learning.

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Flexible, standards-based instruction and practice for reading and mathematics.

BRIGANCE Special Education.

Assessment inventories that support exceptional students at every level throughout their school career and beyond, aiding educators with pinpointing PLOP and PLAAFP and writing IEPs.

Events & Awards

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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.

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Rob Waldron, Chief Executive Officer

Rob Waldron, Chief Executive OfficerRob Waldron joined Curriculum Associates in 2008, bringing leadership experience from both for-profit and nonprofit education worlds. He runs the company with a long-term focus, upholding the founding mission to improve classrooms everywhere. Under his leadership, revenues have increased more than sevenfold, making Curriculum Associates the nation’s fastest-growing K–12 education publishing company. Curriculum Associates now employs 1,000 staff and has earned “Top Place to Work” status from both the Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe.

Prior to joining, Rob served as CEO of Jumpstart, a national nonprofit preparing preschoolers from low-income backgrounds for success, and as CEO of the K12 tutoring division of Kaplan Education. Rob also served as an operating executive at private equity firm Berkshire Partners.

Winner of the Northeastern U.S. Regional YPO Social Impact Award, EdTech Digest CEO of the Year, and named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in New England, Rob's mission-driven passion has earned him recognition as a Fast Company Top 25 Social Entrepreneur and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. An Aspen Institute/Pahara Fellow, Rob also served as a Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School. Rob received his B.A. from Northwestern and M.B.A. from Harvard.

 

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