Mentoring Minds Acquired by Curriculum Associates

|Jul 8th, 2021

Tyton Partners represented Mentoring Minds in its sale to Curriculum Associates.

Curriculum Associates recently acquired Mentoring Minds, a Texas-based education company that publishes the ThinkUp!® Standards Mastery System. This English language arts, math, science, and writing curriculum featuring assessments and additional resources will migrate to the Teacher Toolbox for i-Ready® to further support teaching and learning in the upcoming school year. Today, i-Ready serves more than nine million students and 25 percent of all K–8 students in the United States.

“Joining the Curriculum Associates family gives Mentoring Minds scale and resources to further improve our program offering and ultimately reach more students with ThinkUp!,” said Shad Madsen, CEO of Mentoring Minds. “As we prepare to support learning in the upcoming school year, educators will continue to have access to ThinkUp! as well as new i-Ready learning resources. We are confident the increased functionality, robust new tools, and best-in-class security will enhance the teaching and learning experience for all.”

Curriculum Associates has supported classroom teaching and learning for the past 50-plus years. The company offers a comprehensive suite of educational programs, including its flagship i-Ready program, which makes the promise of differentiated instruction a practical reality for K–12 teachers and students. The program combines powerful assessments and rich insights with effective and engaging instruction in reading and mathematics to address students’ individual needs.

“Curriculum Associates and Mentoring Minds share a deep commitment to supporting educators and helping students learn and achieve,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “We are thrilled to expand our program offerings with the addition of the Mentoring Minds product suite and confident our teams’ shared values and passion for service will guide our work moving forward.”

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