The Exceptional Delaware Top 50

What are the most read articles on Exceptional Delaware?  Some may not surprise you but others definitely will.  I like to do this every six months or so to show my readers what they are reading about the most.  The biggest riser in the last month may or may not shock you, but it is sitting very comfortably in the #4 slot behind the explosive #3 position.  The most recent article to make this list, about Arne Duncan’s resignation, is near the bottom of this list, but keep in mind these are the top 50 out of 1,725 articles I’ve published since June 13th, 2014.  While I was writing this yesterday, Arne’s exit jumped from the #50 to the #46 position in five minutes, so I will wait until this morning to adjust the position.  Okay, time jump here.  It is now the morning, and Arne Duncan’s exit is now in the #17 slot!  I can say I have never received so many Facebook notifications in my life as I have for Arne’s exit.

1.      US DOE & Arne Duncan Drop The Mother Of All Bombs On States Special Education Rights
2.      My Special Needs Son’s First Day Of Common Core Division & This Is His Homework
3.      Charter School of Wilmington & Discrimination: Student Denied Due Process and Subject To Potential Profiling By Head Of School
4.      Teach For America Rejected & Slammed At Professional Standards Board Meeting Last Night **UPDATED**
5.      Breaking News: Court Rules Smarter Balanced Assessment Violates The U.S. Constitution
6.      Breaking News: Family Foundations Academy Under Financial Investigation With State Auditor @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @Apl_Jax @RCEAPrez @GovernorMarkell @DeStateBoardEd @DeDeptofEd @TNJ_malbright @Delawareonline @nannyfat @Avi_WA @wboc @WDEL @nicholedobo @USDoe @ArneDuncan #netde #eduDE #Delaware #edchat
7.      Breaking News: Priority Schools in Christina Will Convert To Red Clay in 2016
8.      Delaware Race To The Top, Hedge Funds & Millions Wasted: The Story of Rodel, Markell, Charters & The Vision Network
9.      Email To Delaware Superintendents and Heads of School re: Parent Opt Out, DE DOE, Governor Markell and Corporate Education Reform
10.  Opt Out Week In Delaware Begins…NOW!
11.  Brandywine Superintendent Holodick Says Parents Can’t Opt Out, Not Your Choice Buddy
12.  Exclusive: Explosive Events At Delaware PTA Parent Opt Out Town Hall Last Night **UPDATED**
13.  Poverty Matters! Smarter Balanced Impact: The Sussex Academy Effect
14.  US DOE Letter To Mark Murphy About Parent Opt-Out, This Is An Empty Threat And Here’s Why…
15.  The Delaware DOE Is Terrified Of The Parent Opt Out Movement
16.  ***UPDATED 10/31/14*** DOE & Arne Duncan Accused of Breaking The Law With IDEA & Special Education by GOP Senate #netde #eduDE @BadassTeachersA @DianeRavitch
17. Breaking News: Arne Duncan Resigning As US Secretary of Education
18.  Senator Lamar Alexander: States Can’t Give Parents The Right To Opt Their Children Out, We Already Own That Right!
19.  DOOM comes to schools in Delaware! Parents, Go To School Board Meetings This Month, and do this… @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @dwablog @nannyfat @ecpaige #netde #eduDE
20.  Delaware House Bill 50 Would Allow Parent Opt-Out Of Smarter Balanced & Protect Teachers
21.  New York Superintendent Writes Best Letter Ever: “I Do Not Care…”
22.  Breaking News: DOE Advising Legislators Of Smarter Balanced Results Before Districts and Parents!!!!
23.  Why It Is Necessary To Reveal A High-Profile Source….
24.  The DOE, State Board & Superintendents Want To Get Opt-Out Punishment Into State Code Before January
25.  Christina Referendum Does Not Pass…Cowards Who Voted No Want Children To Suffer
26.  Charter School of Wilmington Leader Dr. Paoli Under Fire In Change.org Petition To Restore Dr. Fleetwood’s Contract
27.  Governor Markell Abusing Power With House Bill 50, Parent Press Conference 3/25
28.  Red Clay & Christina Educators Association Announce Resolution of No Confidence in Mark Murphy, DOE & State Board, Demand Public Election of State Board
29.  February is DOOM, aka Delaware Opt Out Month! How To Opt Your Child Out of Smarter Balanced
30.  Now Providence Creek Academy (Charter School) is in Hot Water With Parents! No Love From DE Charter School Network for Kent County Charters?@KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de #netde #eduDE #edchat
31.  Exclusive: Governor Markell Letter To General Assembly, DOE Freaking Out Over Opt Out
32.  Exclusive: Red Clay & Delaware DOE Letters You Have To See To Believe! Must Read!!!!!
33.  Delaware State Rep. Kowalko and Senator Lawson Sponsor Parent Opt Out Legislation To General Assembly
34.  Charter School Teachers Getting Preferential Treatment at Market Street Village, Discrimination Against Public School Teachers
35.  Smarter Balanced Opt Out Letter For Delaware Parents To Use
36.  US Department of Education Gives A Case For Parent Opt Out of Standardized Testing
37.  Family Foundations Acad. Head of School Sean Moore No Longer Treasurer of Delaware Charter School Network
38.  United States H. R. #2382 Would Allow Parents To Opt Out Of Standardized Assessments Under Federal Law
39.  Breaking News: Delaware Colleges & Universities To Use Smarter Balanced Scores For Acceptance Credentials
40.  The Last Exceptional Delaware Post
41.  Rodel’s CEO Dr. Herdman Sent An Email Re: Rodel Article, My Response & Challenge
42.  Delaware: Email Your State Reps and Senators NOW About Parent Opt Out House Bill in Circulation
43.  Special Education In America: Where is it going? Spread this link all over! Reblog! #netde #eduDE #delaware @usedgov
44.  Breaking News: Delaware DOE To Punish Schools Over Opt-Out Rate w/School Report Card, Did NOT Submit This For ESEA Waiver
45.  Breaking News! Governor Markell Publicly Announces He Will Veto Parent Opt-Out Bill
46.  The Governor Markell FOIA Release: Rodel, Herdman, RTTT, Common Core, and guess who’s coming to town…
47.  **UPDATED 7:35AM, 11/5/14** Providence Creek Academy’s Hot Mess! This Is Why Transparency Is Needed From DE Charters! @KilroysDelaware @ed_in_de @dwablog @ecpaige @nannyfat #netde #eduDE #Delaware
48.  Academy of Dover In Serious Trouble Over Noel Rodriguez’ P-Card Splurges & The Schools $2 Million Dollar+ Judgment
49.  Budget Projections Place Christina In Jeopardy In A Year If Current Trends Continue
50.  The Delaware Battle For Public Education Is America’s War