NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Curriculum Associates, a leading education technology company based in North Billerica, Mass., has been honored as one of the Boston Business Journal's 2016 top charitable companies in Mass. list. In 2015, Curriculum Associates donated over half a million dollars to charitable organizations.
"The contributions these companies make to Mass. is incredibly impressive and go a long way toward helping strengthen the communities we live in," said Carolyn Jones, market president and publisher of the Boston Business Journal.
The Boston Business Journal's 2016 top charitable companies list includes 85 companies that gave at least $100,000 to Massachusetts-based charities in 2015. The region's top charitable companies were honored at the BBJ's 11th Annual Corporate Citizenship Summit on Sept. 8 at the EpiCenter at Artists for Humanity in Boston.
Curriculum Associates was founded in 1969 by a group of passionate educators who shared a simple yet powerful vision: to make classrooms better places for teachers and students. Committed to remaining privately held, Curriculum Associates believes the role of an education company is to help students and teachers succeed and not to maximize shareholder returns. As a result, the company is leading the adoption of print and digital curriculum for nearly 3.5 million K–12 students across the country. The company's unique corporate structure underlines its focus on serving students, as its placement in a perpetual trust ensures the majority of profit distributions will go to educational charitable causes.
"We're honored to be included on the Boston Business Journal's top charitable contributors list alongside so many other conscious businesses," said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. "As an education company that measures success by the impact we have on classrooms, it is part of our DNA to contribute to bettering the lives of students and teachers—both through our products and through our giving."
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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