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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

North Carolina Educator Named Curriculum Associates’ 2021 Inspire Award Winner

January 21, 2021

Elizabeth Neuendorff of Onslow County Schools in Jacksonville, NC chosen among K–8 district-level educators nationwide for her leadership and exemplar use of . . .


Massachusetts Teachers Named to Curriculum Associates’ 2021 Class of Extraordinary Educators

January 14, 2021

Krista Matrishon of Hillcrest Elementary in Turners Falls and Bobbi Voss of Miriam McCarthy School in Framingham chosen among K–8 educators nationwide for their . . .


California Teachers Named to Curriculum Associates’ 2021 Class of Extraordinary Educators

January 13, 2021

Shalini Jayawardana, Davi Quintero, and Shane Twamley chosen among K–8 educators nationwide for their best-in-class use of i-Ready® and/or Ready®.


Curriculum Associates in the News

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Print Versus Digital: We Need Both

A California principal weighs in on the need for print learning materials to support all learning styles and provide relief from digital fatigue.


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12 Leadership Lessons I Learned from 12 Years as CEO

Rob Waldron celebrates his 12th year as CEO by sharing some of the most important lessons he's learned during his time at Curriculum Associates.


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How 3 School Systems Initiated Antiracist Practices

Hear from three school systems about their efforts toward inclusive and anti-racist practices.


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

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A K–8 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.

These assessment inventories support exceptional students at every level throughout their school career and beyond and aid 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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See Our Trophy Case

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 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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