Curriculum Associates Named a Private Company of the Year Finalist for 18th Annual Technology Leadership Awards
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 16, 2015—Curriculum Associates today announced that it has been named a finalist in the Private Company of the Year category for the 2015 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) Technology Leadership Awards. Other finalists in this category include CloudLock, DraftKings, ThinkingPhones, and VMTurbo.

Founded over 46 years ago, Curriculum Associates is an ed-tech innovator, leading the adoption of print and digital learning for more than two million K-12 students across the country. It is the only company to integrate print and digital learning diagnostic assessment and instruction into one offering to address the needs of today‚Äôs students and help teachers save time in the classroom. Purpose-built from the ground up for the Common Core era, Curriculum Associates’ best-in-class tools and content have the proven rigor required to better prepare students for success.

MassTLC unveiled the finalists for the 18th annual awards last night during a cocktail reception hosted at the Microsoft NERD Center. Attended by hundreds of executives, technologists, investors, media, analysts, and other members of the Massachusetts innovation ecosystem, this year’s award nominees represent the best of the region’s tech industry in 16 categories. A complete list of finalists appears on the MassTLC site [http://masstlcawards.org/finalists/ ].

“Our congratulations to Curriculum Associates and to all of the 18th annual MassTLC Leadership Awards finalists. Each one is an example of the executive leadership, business acumen and technological innovation fueling Massachusetts’ economy and an example of the breadth and depth of talent in our region,” said Tom Hopcroft, president and CEO of the Mass Technology Leadership Council.

“We are thrilled to be nominated for MassTLC’s Private Company of the Year award and are committed to transforming the learning experience for students through our adaptive instruction and assessment solutions,” said Rob Waldron, CEO at Curriculum Associates. “Our research-based and classroom-proven effective tools and content have propelled Curriculum Associates forward. I am so proud of our team and am happy they can be recognized for their commitment to making classrooms better places for learners and teachers.”

Finalists were selected from hundreds of nominations, as judged by panels of executives, investors, analysts, media, and thought leaders in each of the 16 categories who participated in the selection process. The pool of finalists will be further narrowed during the coming weeks. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 16, at the MassTLC Leadership Awards Gala at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. More details, advance registration and sponsorship information are available at [http://masstlcawards.org/ ].

Award categories for the 2015 Technology Leadership Awards include: CEO of the Year, CTO of the Year, Emerging Executive of the Year, Private Company of the Year, Public Company of the Year, Start-up to Watch, Innovative Technology of the Year - Big Data, Innovative Technology of the Year - Cloud, Innovative Technology of the Year - Education Technology, Innovative Technology of the Year - Healthcare and Life Sciences, Innovative Technology of the Year - Internet of Things, Innovative Technology of the Year - Mobile Applications, Innovative Technology of the Year - Mobile Technology, Innovative Technology of the Year - Robotics, Innovative Technology of the Year - Sales & Marketing, Innovative Technology of the Year - Security.

The 2015 Technology Leadership Awards are sponsored by (Platinum) Aericon, Heidrick and Struggles, Invest Hong Kong, Invest Northern Ireland, Marsh & McLennan Agency, Microsoft, PwC, Skyscope, (Gold) Century Link, ChenPR, Cisco, kSquare Law, and Raytheon.

About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
With more than 550 member companies, the Mass Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) is the region’s leading technology association and the premier network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, and policy leaders. MassTLC’s purpose is to accelerate innovation by connecting people from across the technology landscape, providing access to industry-leading content and ideas and offering a platform for visibility for member companies and their interests. More at [www.masstlc.org].

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.

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