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About Laura A. Woollett

Laura A. Woollett is a senior editor at Curriculum Associates. In the evenings, she writes for children and young adults. Her book, Big Top Burning: The True Story of an Arsonist, a Missing Girl, and The Greatest Show on Earth (Chicago Review Press, 2015)—a nonfiction account of the 1944 Hartford circus fire—was the winner of the International Literacy Association’s award for intermediate nonfiction and a Eureka! Honor from the California Reading Association. Laura has a master’s degree in children’s literature from Simmons University and is a longtime member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and The Writer’s Loft writing community in Sherborn, MA.


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Grants and Funding Hub

Curriculum Associates’ grants and funding team has assembled resources to help educators and administrators make sense of new federal funding sources, plan for summer school, and understand how our programs meet funding requirements.