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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

Curriculum Associates Named a High-Quality Professional Learning Provider for Magnetic Reading™ Foundations in Rivet Education’s Professional Learning Partner Guide

May 25, 2023

Curriculum Associates’ professional learning services help educators successfully use Magnetic Reading Foundations to deliver explicit, . . .


New Evidence for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Rating Reiterates i-Ready® Personalized Instruction’s Impact on Driving Student Outcomes

May 24, 2023

Educators can confidently use Curriculum Associates’ award-winning program knowing that it meets the standards of evidence in the ESSA.


Professor John Hattie and Curriculum Associates Host Webinar to Share Best Practices for Accelerating Learning Momentum for Back to School

May 5, 2023

Webinar on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, will cover strategies educators can implement over the summer to ensure a successful first month of school.


Curriculum Associates in the News

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Show Me the Reading Science: An Expert Explains How to Get It Right

Elizabeth Bassford, vice president of content and implementation at Curriculum Associates, talks about how to get reading instruction right. 


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Hathaway Teacher Receives “Extraordinary Educator” Distinction

Jessica Peixoto, a 2023 Extraordinary Educator from New Bedford, MA, discusses her educational practices and the many benefits i-Ready has had on her . . .


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3 Ways to Engage Students in Productive Struggle

Danielle Sullivan, national director of content and implementation at Curriculum Associates, shares three ways to engage students in the classroom. 


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.


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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 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.