Curtis Linton Ranked Among Top Forty Under 40

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Utah Business Magazine Highlights Forty Under 40 Young, Ambitious Leaders on the Rise.

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Curtis plays an integral part as a vice president and executive video producer at School Improvement Network. We congratulate Curtis for receiving such recognition and being a leader in the community and in our company.

Curtis Linton, co-owner and vice president of School Improvement Network, was named one of Utah Business Magazine’s Forty Under 40 in the February 2011 issue.

Each year, Utah Business Magazine compiles a list of young, talented leaders in innovative thinking paving the way for excellence across the state of Utah. The young professionals who made the list include CEOs, CFOs, vice presidents, attorneys, and more.

In his career, Curtis has documented the improvement efforts and best practices of successful schools across North America. Each year, he visits over 100 classrooms and schools capturing how they succeed with all students. Linton has created numerous award-winning video-based staff development programs, including No Excuses! How to Increase Minority Student Achievement. He co-authored with Glenn Singleton the best-selling book, Courageous Conversations About Race, recipient of the 2006 National Staff Development Council’s Book of the Year and recently authored the forthcoming book Equity 101.

Chet Linton, CEO, said, “Curtis plays an integral part as a vice president and executive video producer at School Improvement Network. We congratulate Curtis for receiving such recognition and being such a leader in the community and in our company.”

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, and the Learning 360 Framework, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. The School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,000 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at

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PD 360 is the multi-award winning, leading online, on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts.

With 1,400 videos on 97 topics from 120 experts, PD 360 has the largest online community of educators, with over 700,000 subscribers. The innovative PD 360 videos are unique and class-leading because of the quality of production, and each is research-based with classroom examples of best practices. The videos are also relatively short in nature (about 6-12 minutes) allowing educators access to “snack able” content that is easy and accessible to view and implement.

Teachers, administrators, professional learning communities, coaches, mentors, instructional leaders, and paraprofessionals have available at their fingertips hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments that present real, best-practice classroom examples and feature respected education experts, such as Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stiggins, and many others. Educators can instantly find the help they need on nearly every topic, including differentiation, assessment, English language learners, leadership, and more. PD 360 can also be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, a PLC, or even an entire school. PD 360 bridges the gap between training and classroom implementation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. PD 360 gives educators access to an online community of teaching professionals that allows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and the world. PD 360 includes over 1,400 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at

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