Boston Business Journal Names Curriculum Associates a 2017 “Best Place to Work” Winner for the Third Consecutive Year

Awards Recognize the 80 Best Employers in Massachusetts

North Billerica, MA, June 26, 2017

The Boston Business Journal has recognized Curriculum Associates as the third Best Place to Work in Massachusetts in the Large Category. In all, 80 companies were honored at the BBJ's awards program on Thursday, June 22 at Boston's iconic Symphony Hall. Rankings were revealed at the ceremony. This is the third consecutive year Curriculum Associates was recognized.

The Boston Business Journal announced its list of honorees for the 2017 Best Places to Work in Massachusetts on Wednesday, April 19. Click here to see the full list. As in past years, honorees were divided among five company categories: Extra Small (20 to 49 employees), Small (50 to 99 employees), Medium (100 to 249 employees), Large (250 to 999 employees), and Extra Large (1,000 employees and over).

“The Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work awards program is one of our most competitive programs in terms of how many companies participate each year and always one of our most successful in terms of how many people attend our awards event,” said Carolyn M. Jones, the Boston Business Journal Market President and Publisher. “This year well over 350 companies submitted surveys and once again we are extremely excited to be able to recognize these employers that clearly value their employees and go the extra mile to create great workplaces.”

Curriculum Associates is on a mission to prove to the K–12 industry that an ethical, long-term-focused company is the one that will drive the best results. Curriculum Associates believes the role of an education company is to help students and teachers succeed, and this dedication has defined its vision and driven company growth. Curriculum Associates focuses on staying true to its mission of serving children and teachers while focusing heavily on employees' growth and well-being—the human capital of the company. By supporting flexible hours and remote workers and encouraging professional development and career growth, the company has created a culture in which employees find balance and purpose to thrive.

“To once again be named a Best Place to Work is a credit to our mission-focused team,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “Our culture is defined by a shared commitment to make classrooms better places, and this mission has driven our rapid growth and enabled us to make a real difference for over 6 million students this year.”

The submission process was launched in February by the Boston Business Journal in conjunction with employee-performance research firm Quantum Workplace of Omaha, Nebraska. Participating companies were evaluated on the results of more than 31,000 employee-engagement surveys. Employees answered questionnaires that addressed such factors as communication and resources, individual needs, manager effectiveness, personal engagement, team dynamics and trust in leadership. The results were then analyzed and scored by Quantum.

This is the 15th year that the Boston Business Journal is publishing its Best Places to Work list. Company rankings were also published in a special supplement in the June 23 edition.

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, 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 the Boston Business Journal
The Boston Business Journal is Greater Boston's leading source of business news, information, and events, reaching readers through the weekly print publication, the website, and email products. The BBJ also prints the annual Book of Lists—the region's top resource for business decision-makers seeking information about potential clients, suppliers, and partners. The Boston Business Journal is published by American City Business Journals, the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business news.


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