The 2016 EdTech Digest Awards Names Curriculum Associates CEO Rob Waldron EdTech CEO of the Year

North Billerica, MA, March 21, 2016

Curriculum Associates CEO Rob Waldron has been named a winner of the 2016 EdTech Digest Awards. Waldron won the EdTech Leadership Award in the Founder / CEO category. The finalists in this category include Rob Mancabelli, CEO and Co-founder of BrightBytes; Phil Harrington, President and CEO at Kuder; Saki Dodelson, Founder, President and CEO at Achieve3000; and Elad Shoushan, Founder and CEO at LTG Exam.

The EdTech Digest Awards Program recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring the best and brightest in edtech, the annual recognition program seeks to highlight and celebrate the most effective products and the most innovative and inspiring people.

“This year's program had some very stiff competition, hard decisions were made in selecting winners. The honorees here are among the best and brightest in the edtech space. Finalists and winners both represent an achievement. We're proud to honor these cool tools, leaders and trendsetters in education technology,” said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest. “Technology is opening the door to a renaissance in education. The edtech sector has experienced tremendous growth in the past several years, and there is also tremendous quality of products and very talented people out there. These honorees are among edtech's best and brightest.”

Curriculum Associates is an education technology company leading the adoption of print and digital curriculum for more than three million K–12 students across the country and has tripled in size from 2012 to 2015. A mission-driven company that works to make classrooms better places for teachers and students, Curriculum Associates' unique values-based business model focuses on developing high-quality, affordable materials to help students succeed and easy-to-use programs for teachers. Offering one of the industry's only integrated learning solutions for both diagnostic assessment and instruction, Curriculum Associates' tools and content are research-based and classroom-proven. The company enables teachers and school districts to assess smarter, saving valuable classroom time, reducing over-testing, and focusing on high-quality instruction that increases student achievement. Purpose-built from the ground up for the new College and Career Readiness Standards, Curriculum Associates' best-in-class offerings have the proven rigor required to prepare students for success.

“I am honored to be in the company of such industry-changing, trailblazing companies and business leaders as a winner of the 2016 EdTech Digest Awards,” said Rob Waldron, CEO at Curriculum Associates. “Our priority has always been to treat employees with grace and make sure they are successful. This award would not have been possible without our amazing team who is committed to making a true difference in education and has been integral to Curriculum Associates' success.”

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, privately owned Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company's products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.

About EdTech Digest
The mission of EdTech Digest is to tell the story of 21st-century education transformation. By sharing cool tools, fascinating interviews, relevant trends and voices from the field, we hope to inspire learners and leaders everywhere to get workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well thought of, to reshape the education culture and to create a new and better future for students. 


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