School Improvement Network and Lucid Data Corporation Partner to Bring Research-Proven Professional Development Content and Management System to Educators Nationwide

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PD 360 and PDExpress integrate to offer professional development content within professional learning management software used in 30 states.

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By partnering with Lucid Data, we have...[paired] rich professional development with a system that enables educators to work towards certification or credits that will continue their development as educators and effectiveness in the classroom.

School Improvement Network, the leader in educator effectiveness resources, and Lucid Data Corporation, a leader in professional development and teacher evaluation management systems and services, have partnered to integrate School Improvement Network’s PD 360, the leading on-demand professional development resource, with Lucid’s PDExpress, a web-based management system for professional development, teacher evaluation and staff information. Together, PD 360 and PDExpress bring educators personalized professional development content that is research proven to increase student achievement and decrease dropout rates with a professional development management system that allows educators to track their professional development towards certification or continuing education credits.

"Ever since our company was founded in 1991, we have been dedicated to bringing educators meaningful content and resources they need to help them continue growing as educators and professionals," said Chet D. Linton, CEO and president of School Improvement Network. "By partnering with Lucid Data, we have furthered this goal by pairing rich professional development with a system that enables educators to work towards certification or credits that will continue their development as educators and effectiveness in the classroom."

Through the integration, clients of both PD 360 and PDExpress can access PD 360’s video library of expert-produced training videos and resources and its online professional learning community of nearly a million educators, and then log their participation in PDExpress, creating a transcript of completed professional development coursework. This integration also allows school district leaders to offer educators highly targeted, job-embedded professional learning opportunities while seamlessly tracking and reporting progress from PD 360 content in PDExpress.

"Lucid is always looking for ways to provide greater value to our customers by providing complementary integrated services and tools without increasing service fees," said John Wills, director of marketing and sales of Lucid Data Corporation."The integration of PD 360 and PDExpress makes perfect sense because together they provide a powerful content delivery, tracking, management, planning, performance assessment, and reporting platform."

The integration of these two proven resources is available with Lucid’s current release, PDExpress 2014.

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About School Improvement Network

Founded in 1991 by teachers, School Improvement Network has spent decades researching and documenting the best practices in education. From this research, School Improvement Network has developed the Educator Effectiveness System. This system delivers a process to improve teacher practice and gives educators a set of powerful tools to drive the process. Research shows that districts and schools that use the tools in the Educator Effectiveness System produce better teachers and, as a result, experience dramatic increases in student achievement, driving up student proficiency by an average of 18 percent in a single year. School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,500 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at

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About Lucid Data Corporation and PDExpress

Founded in 1999, Lucid Data Corporation’s PDExpress provides school districts with an easy-to-use, affordable and comprehensive solution to manage professional learning. PDExpress’ integrated teacher evaluation component enables school districts to create custom evaluations and self-assessments based on any existing or custom framework (i.e., Marzano, Danielson, Stronge etc.). PDExpress is currently supporting over a half-million educators nationwide. Learn more at

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