Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 6, 2007
Collaborative Learning, Inc. (CLI), the leading source for online educational tools and progressive consulting to K-12 educators, has been acknowledged as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in America by Entrepreneur Magazine.
The prestigious honor is awarded annually to companies founded between 1998 and 2002 with the founder still actively involved in the company. James Westrick, President and CEO of Collaborative Learning, Inc, founded the company with the creation of Curriculum Mapper®, CLI's flagship product. With an extensive background in K-12 teaching and administration, Westrick created Curriculum Mapper using a combination of research and real world experience.
"I believe we have been so successful because our focus is always to do what is right for schools." says Westrick. "By accomplishing that, we have established trust and credibility, which keeps our schools coming back."
Collaborative Learning is currently experiencing its most profitable year to date and it continues to grow. CLI has the largest database of curriculum maps in North America, and over the last 18 months their Professional Learning Associates™ (PLA) consulting division has worked with over 30,000 teachers.
Despite CLI's significant growth, Westrick considers himself first and foremost an educator. All Collaborative Learning, Inc. products were designed by practicing educators who understand what works and what doesn't. "We know because we've been there," states Westrick.
Entrepreneur Magazine selects their top 500 growing companies from the CRB database of over 19 million U.S. businesses. This year's selection is extremely diverse with companies from nearly every industry. To see other honored recipients, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/hot500.
About Collaborative Learning, Inc.
Collaborative Learning, Inc. provides K-12 teachers and educational administrators with the knowledge and tools to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. Comprised of experienced educators who are experts in curriculum development, mapping and data analysis, CLI's suite of services includes Curriculum Mapper, WebGrader and Professional Learning Associates (PLA). For more information, please visit http://www.clihome.com or call 630.455.4141.