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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

Curriculum Associates’ Authors Elected to NCTM and NCSM Boards

May 18, 2022

Grace Kelemanik and Amy Lucenta were instrumental in the design of Ready® Mathematics Framework for Instruction.

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School Superintendents of Alabama and Curriculum Associates Recognize Students and Educators with $12,000 in Scholarships

May 17, 2022

A total of eight high school seniors and four educators were selected to receive $1,000 each.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Assessment Named to the Mississippi Department of Education Approved List of Dyslexia Screeners

April 12, 2022

Districts across the state can use the program’s Diagnostic and literacy assessments to screen kindergarten and first grade students for risk factors . . .

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Curriculum Associates in the News

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This One Factor Is Blamed for More Learning Loss Than Remote Instruction

Where students stood academically prior to COVID-19 caused the widest achievement gaps.

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What’s behind the COVID Academic Slide? Some Things Mattered More Than Remote Learning

A new study from Curriculum Associates examines data from students who took the company’s i-Ready Diagnostic test in Reading and Math.

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Our Kids Are behind in School. Here’s How to Help Them.

Curriculum Associates’ study found that “more students are two or more grade levels below their actual grade level this fall.”

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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.

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

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

Events & Awards

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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 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 everywhere. Under his leadership, revenues have increased more than eleven-fold, making Curriculum Associates one of the nation’s fastest-growing K–12 education publishing companies. Curriculum Associates now employs more than 1,500 staff and has earned “Top Place to Work” status from The Boston Globe seven years in a row.

Prior to joining Curriculum Associates, 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.

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. A member of the Association of Test Publishers CEO Council, Rob previously served as an Aspen Institute/Pahara Fellow and as a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School. Rob received his BA from Northwestern and his MBA from Harvard.

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