2016 Update: Which Articles Get The Most Hits?

2016 has been a very interesting year in blogging.  Some articles took off way beyond what I thought they would while others didn’t even hit the 1,000 mark.  Such is life in Delaware education!  The articles that get the most hits on this blog seem to take on a life of their own.  It is very odd to watch as the writer of this blog.  I think to myself, “this is Delaware, it can’t be that interesting!”

Without further ado, here are the top 2016 articles on Exceptional Delaware:

  1. Delaware Public Schools: You Have Until Thursday To Get Rid Of Your Data Walls Or I Start Filing FERPA Complaints 51,505 hits
  2. Her Name Is Amy 36,029 hits
  3. Holodick & Brandywine Named In Lawsuit As Father Seeks Justice From Year Long Nightmare 22,277 hits
  4. Tragedy Strikes Howard High School In Wilmington As Student Dies From Head Injuries In Fight 6,924 hits
  5. Niche.com Delaware School Rankings By High School, Middle School, Elementary School, Best Teachers, & More 3,098 hits
  6. Delaware Senate Passes The “No School After Labor Day” Bill With Close Vote 3,054 hits
  7. Delaware DOE Hits All-Time Low With Very Scummy Move Against Teachers… 1,993 hits
  8. ***UPDATED***Channel 6 ABC Action News Gives Updated Information About Details In Amy Joyner-Francis Case 1,823 hits
  9. Governor Markell Takes It To Facebook And Receives The Beat Down Of His Life! 1,783 hits
  10. Delaware’s Pee Problem 1,712 hits

Out of all the above articles, the one that was the hardest to write was Her Name Is Amy.  It was the day after her murder at Howard High School of Technology, and the words just came out of me.  The data walls article really took me by surprise.  I wrote the whole article in about five minutes while at work one day in response to a Facebook post.  When I checked my laptop a few hours later at my next break, it had over 3,000 hits.  The whole Senate Labor Day bill was also a post I thought no one would really care about, but it clearly resonated with readers for some reason.  A lot of these articles generated so many hits because they were either original topics that couldn’t really be found anywhere else or because they dealt with a tragedy on a scale we weren’t used to in Delaware.  The fact that three of these articles dealt directly with Amy Joyner-Francis speaks volumes at the grief we felt (and still do) over her senseless death.  There was a lot of misinformation about what happened that day.  Some of it was discounted only to be later verified.  In some instances, it was just bad information.  When I was prepping the Brandywine lawsuit article, I had a feeling it would be big, but not that big.  The Pee article was meant to be serious, and it was.  But sometimes the title just jumps out and says “read me”.

For the data walls article, I will be keeping a close eye on this topic.  I want to hear from any parent, teacher, or student who sees data walls in our schools that give out names and test scores and rankings of students.  In the classroom or out, especially if it is in an area where anyone can see it.  Many schools who practiced this last year got a reprieve from me because it was the end of the school year, but I will not be so kind this year.

Blogging is an odd thing.  None of these posts were heavily linked to with the exception of Facebook in certain situations.  Facebook, Twitter, and Google have always been my biggest “referrers”.  What none of these hits include are hits to my “homepage” which received 93,065 hits so far this year.  Each year, this blog gets bigger, and I am very grateful for that.  When I began this little thing back in June of 2014, I didn’t foresee anything like this or what it became.  I thank all my readers, near and far, for coming to visit.  It’s been controversial, it’s been real, and it’s even been fun with some stuff.  The people I’ve met since have left a very big impression on me.  I am a better man for meeting a lot of you!  And some, I won’t go there!

While I don’t always slow down in the summer, my readers do.  I have noticed a crystal clear trend with this as my 3rd year of summer blogging comes to a finish.  Things ramp up big time in late August/early September.  That continues up until Christmas.  Slows down for a few weeks, and then the General Assembly comes back.  Things slow down around Easter for a week, and then back up again until June 30th.  Slows to a crawl on 4th of July, and goes up or down all summer depending on how many people are around and not purposely checking out from “real life”.  But summer is when the DOE is usually the most crafty, so I make it an extra point to monitor them closely then.  Sometimes it takes a while to put the pieces together, but eventually a picture forms.

Funny story, the first time I wrote an article about Governor Markell in the title, I thought for sure the Delaware Secret Service would be collecting me at work.  It never happened, and as time went on, I stopped worrying about stuff like that.  It’s not that I’ve ever been about to destroy Jack Markell.  I’ve always hoped he would wake up one day and do the right thing.  But he is very predictable once you figure him out.  He constantly disappoints me, but that feeling leads me to the truth every singe time.  I’ve always made it a point to tell the truth on here.  Some of that is perception, and some were gut reactions, borne out of frustration and anger.  I’ve flip-flopped on a lot of things, but some things have stood the test of time: my stances on Smarter Balanced, Opt Out, personalized learning, Rodel, Markell, the Delaware DOE, and the Delaware State Board of Education.  I still think special education needs vast improvement in Delaware.  Following the money has taken more time and research the past few months, but I understand things so much more than I used to.  It isn’t just a charter thing, it’s a Delaware public education thing.

I’ve written some things on here that some found reprehensible but I stand by those decisions.  To my detractors, I ask this: if I am wrong about so many things, why do I get no response for those things from those who know the truth?  They have the ability to reach me.  They all know how.  It has been a very rare event when I left a comment in moderation because of the nature of the comment.  I can count those on one hand.  I have never edited a comment.  I’ve corrected articles many times.  In Delaware education, transparency is not always there so you draw conclusions based on what you have and the information presented.  I’ve even apologized if I was wrong in the past.  Sometimes I hear that others are upset with me, but I never seem to hear from those “others”.  To those “others”, you should not feel afraid to reach out to me.  I may not agree with you, but I will certainly present your side of the story.  As long as you don’t lie to me or intentionally try to mislead me.  Cause if I find out, you can be pretty damn sure I will write about that.

At the end of the day, this isn’t my blog.  It isn’t even about the people who read it.  It’s about the Delaware kids in public education.  It’s about my kid and yours.  When politics gets involved, it can get ugly.  I won’t endorse those who toe the party line or vote against something that could and should be in a student’s best interests.  In Delaware, we have the capability of ushering in true change to education.  We stand on the cusp of something better and different.  But all of this depends on how you vote in the September primaries and on Election Day in November.

I urge all of you to do research into which legislators have stood up for public education.  Who has supported the rights of teachers and parents?  Who voted against the Smarter Balanced Assessment?  Who has openly, even in the face of disdain from their peers in their own party, voted for what is right and not for what the Governor or the forces against public education want?  Who goes to a lot of education meetings and serves the will of the people and not the Governor?  This can be a very thin line at times.  There are many parents who support charter schools and school choice in this state.  I recognize that, and I accept that.  Some assume certain politicians are out to destroy charters.  They aren’t.  They just want transparency and honesty, about their finances or their enrollment practices.  They see and hear things you never hear a word about.  They see the lobbyists in full swing at Legislative Hall and know who is zooming who.

I think most of us want something better for our kids than what we have.  But if you want to live in a sheltered island where everything is safe for the few, and not the many, then that isn’t always the best thing.  Parents are used when they exist in those kind of environments.  They are more willing to believe certain things because it is all they know.  But trust me when I say the reality is very different.  There are people in this state who are all about themselves.  They may smile and appear to be the nicest people in the world.  They aren’t.  They know who they are.  They know what they do.  I believe most, if not all of them, are fully cognizant of their actions.  I’ve seen many of their faces when they aren’t in a crowd.  They aren’t the same faces.  It is truly horrifying to see sometimes.  I can also see the weight of guilt on some of them.  I see the stress on their face and the remorse in their eyes.  But they feel powerless to do the right thing.  This isn’t something I can fathom.  I guess it just isn’t in my genetic makeup.  I feel for them in the same respect I feel bad for anyone who does wrong and it eats at them.  We have all been there at one point or another.  It isn’t a fun feeling.  But at the same time, I don’t feel any loyalty to these people.  Everyone has the opportunity to tell the truth or live a better life.  It might mean sacrificing something these people aren’t willing to do.  I don’t think it’s a question of not being able to do so for any of them.

We all make choices, for good or bad.  I believe we all face moments when we wrestle with those choices.  Struggle with what to do.  We may be protecting someone else, or just ourselves.  But when it involves kids, there is no place for ego or greed or manipulation or lies or fraud or power.  Because most of these kids, they don’t know how to do those kind of things.  They are seeing the paths set for them by the adults.  So for those who I am talking about here, and you know damn well who you are, are you okay with Delaware students being who you are when they are your age?  Are you okay with them taking the same actions you have?  Because that is what will happen.  If it isn’t your own children or grandchildren, it will be someone else’s kid.    Someone who will grow up and think the game is more important than life.  Is that really what you want?

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Exceptional Delaware Top 10 Lists Spring 2015 Edition With Predictions

It’s been a while since I’ve done this.  Happy first day of Spring.  As the snow comes down, I see change coming up but I also see the past rearing it’s ugly head.  This is education in Delaware.  I’ve been doing this a little over 9 months now, or 10 1/2 if you count my story on Kilroy’s.  But enough babbling from me, let’s get down with the countdowns!

Top 10 Articles from the past nine months:

1. I wrote this a few days before Thanksgiving.  Another blogger wrote about US DOE Secretary of Education Arne Duncan changing special education code in Federal regulations, and I jumped on it and expanded it a bit.  This one angered a lot of special needs parents, and for good reason.

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/us-doe-arne-duncan-drop-the-mother-of-all-bombs-on-states-special-education-rights-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-ecpaige-nannyfat-delawarebats-badassteachersa-wsj-nytimes/

2. This is what happens when every 5th grader in public school America has the same confusing Common Core math homework on the same night!

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/my-special-needs-sons-first-day-of-common-core-division-this-is-his-homework-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dianeravitch-hanna_hurley-edtraveller-doverpost-delawareonline-thestatenews-washi/

3. This one shot up the charts fast.  When a Missouri circuit court judge made a ruling against the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, a wave of excitement spread throughout America.  Nothing has happened since, but I am still waiting on a legal opinion from our own Attorney General Matt Denn.

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/breaking-news-court-rules-smarter-balanced-assessment-violates-the-u-s-constitution/

4. This one had a little bit of rumor, a little bit of fact, and a lot of opinion.  Which will stand the test of time?

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/breaking-news-priority-schools-in-christina-will-convert-to-red-clay-in-2016/

5. This was my biggest Family Foundations Academy story.  Getting a nod from Newsworks certainly helped this one to grow.  This story is still read on an almost daily basis.

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/16/breaking-news-family-foundations-academy-under-financial-investigation-with-state-auditor-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-apl_jax-rceaprez-governormarkell-destateboarded-dedeptofed-tnj_malbright-de/

6. Rodel and Markell, a symbiotic theme in Delaware.  Find out the full scoop here!

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/delaware-race-to-the-top-hedge-funds-millions-wasted-the-story-of-rodel-markell-charters-the-vision-network-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dwablog-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-delawarebat/

7. After hearing complaints from parents for weeks over how they were being treated in regards to opt out, I took the bull by the horns and said enough is enough and sent this long email.  I had NO response from anyone on this list.

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/email-to-delaware-superintendents-and-heads-of-school-re-parent-opt-out-de-doe-governor-markell-and-corporate-education-reform/

8. The whole opt out continues to bring a lot of new readers to this blog, and they see things you don’t typically see in mainstream media.  This is a wake-up call to the DOE, Schools and Markell: Parents are like a bear you really shouldn’t poke!

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/01/opt-out-week-in-delaware-begins-now/

9. I think this was a pivotal moment in the Delaware opt out movement.  It was the first organized gathering in Delaware to discuss this, and parents and teachers reacted.  When a major organization supported parent opt out, parents started to rise!

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/exclusive-explosive-events-at-delaware-pta-parent-opt-out-town-hall-last-night/

10. Apparently Dr. Holodick still hasn’t understood the message as I had to write another article a couple nights ago.  Parents DO understand, they just don’t agree with you.  Deal with it.

https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/brandywine-superintendent-holodick-says-parents-cant-opt-out-not-your-choice-buddy/

Top 10 Referrers to Exceptional Delaware:

1. Facebook (Many “comments” on stories take place here among many different groups and individuals)

2. Google

3. Kilroy’s Delaware https://kilroysdelaware.wordpress.com/

4. Twitter

5. Yahoo

6. Children & Educators First http://elizabethscheinberg.blogspot.com/

7. Bing

8. Kavips https://kavips.wordpress.com/

9. AOL

10. Delaware Way http://delawareway.blogspot.com/

Top Ten Commenters on Exceptional Delaware

1. Kavips

2. John Young

3. delawareway

4. jax2816

5. kilroysdelaware

6. 4equity2

7. teachezwell

8. ericgustafson2015

9/10. Elizabeth/Eve Buckley (tie)

Top Ten Countries Reading Exceptional Delaware

1. USA

2. Canada

3. United Kingdom

4. Australia

5. India

6. Germany

7. Mexico

8. Russia

9/10. Netherlands/South Africa (tie)

Top Ten Search Engine Terms To Get To Exceptional Delaware

1. Exceptional Delaware  (duh)

2. Kilroy’s Delaware

3. Delaware Priority Schools

4. Family Foundations Academy

5. Sean Moore Delaware

6. Delaware IEP Task Force

7. federal government and Delaware IEP

8. tennell brewington

9. Penny Schwinn Delaware

10. arne Duncan special education

Top Ten Most Bizarre Searches Leading People To This Blog

1. Smarter Balance Song

2. publius coward delware title

3. misusecreditcardsinwilmingtoncharterschools

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5. when we received exsepshinal leater for highscool

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Top Ten People Who Wish I Never Started This Blog 2015 Edition

1. Delaware State Rep. Earl Jaques

2. Dr. Mark Holodick

3. Governor Jack Markell

4. Delaware Secretary of Education Mark Murphy

5. Dr. Lamont Browne

6. Dr. Paul Herdman

7. Moorebrewington

8. Brian Touchette

9. Christina Board Members Who Voted YES On Priority Schools MOU

10. Publius

Most Popular Weeks With Viewers

1. 11/24/14-11/30/14

2. 9/15/14-9/21/14

3. 2/23/15-3/1/15

4. 3/2/15-3/8/15

5. 3/9/15-3/15/15

6. 1/12/15-1/18/15

7. 2/16/15-2/22/15

8. 2/2/15-2/8/15

9. 1/5/15-1/11/15

10. 2/9/15-2/15/15

Top Ten Exceptional Delaware Predictions for 2015

1. Mark Murphy is either terminated or resigns

2. Mark Holodick takes his place

3. Office of Civil Rights comes back with scathing report against Delaware

4. More charter schools get scrutiny over finances

5. At least 3 districts won’t meet the 95% benchmark for standardized test participation rates

6. Delaware parents become a force to be reckoned with in the education conversation

7. Bullying and discrimination will become BIG issues

8. More bills will be introduced AND passed to limit the power of the Delaware DOE, Secretary of Education and the State Board of Education

9. US DOE will approve extension for teacher accountability and the Smarter Balanced Assessment

10. The four Wilmington school districts will become two and Brandywine will cause major problems during the process

 

The Thanksgiving Top Ten Lists for Exceptional Delaware!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my awesome readers.  I wanted to thank you for making this blog happen!  I appreciate all the comments, whether on here or through Facebook, Twitter, and email.  It has been my pleasure to inform citizens of Delaware and help out where I am able to.  I’ve learned a lot these past 5 1/2 months, more than I ever bargained for.

I wrote an article a few days ago on Arne Duncan’s new regulations regarding special education.  This has become my most-read article to date.  I never thought anything would topple my son’s common core homework back in September, but when you tick off special needs parents, expect a backlash Mr. Arne Duncan!

Top Ten Most Viewed Articles:
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) Delaware Race To The Top, Hedge Funds, & Millions Wasted: The Story of Rodel, Markell, Charters & The Vision Network
4) DOE & Arne Duncan Accused Of Breaking The Law With IDEA & Special Education by GOP Senate
5) DOOM Comes To Schools In Delaware! Parents, Go To School Board Meetings & Do This…
6) Now Providence Creek (Charter School) Is In Hot Water With Parents! No Love From The DE Charter School Network For Kent County Charters?
7) Special Education In America: Where Is It Going? Spread This Link All Over! Reblog!
8) Rodel’s CEO Dr. Herdman Sent An Email Re: Rodel Article, My Response & Challenge
9) Providence Creek Academy’s Hot Mess! This Is Why Transparency Is Needed From DE Charters!
10) “Our Children Are More Than Test Scores”, My Letter To The Editor In Delaware State News Today

Top Ten Countries Reading:
1) USA
2) Canada
3) United Kingdom
4) Australia
5) Germany
6) Netherlands
7) Norway
8) Ireland
9) France
10) South Africa

Top Ten Referrers to Exceptional Delaware:
1) Facebook
2) Google
3) Kilroy’s Delaware
4) Twitter
5) Children & Educators First
6) Kavips
7) WordPress Reader
8) Delaware Way
9) Parents Of Christina
10) Teachezwell

Top Ten Individuals Who Wish I Never Started This Blog
1) Dr. Paul Herdman
2) Governor Markell
3) DE Secretary Of Education Mark Murphy
4) US Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan
5) Chuck Taylor
6) Mary Ann Mieczkowski
7) Alison May
8) Brian Touchette
9) Penny Schwinn
10) Kendall Massett

Top Ten Concerns Going Into 2015
1) Special Education in Delaware
2) Smarter Balanced Assessment & Parent Opt Out
3) Priority Schools
4) Gateway Lab School
5) Relay Graduate School Invasion
6) Teacher’s Compensation
7) Disability Bullying
8) DOE Manipulation of Data
9) Rodel’s Influence on DOE
10) Common Core Standards

The Exceptional Delaware Top 10 Charts! #netde #eduDE

Top Ten Stories Of All-Time

1) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/my-special-needs-sons-first-day-of-common-core-division-this-is-his-homework-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dianeravitch-hanna_hurley-edtraveller-doverpost-delawareonline-thestatenews-washi/

2) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/us-doe-arne-duncan-accused-of-breaking-the-law-with-idea-special-education-by-gop-senate-netde-edude-badassteachersa-dianeravitch/

3) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/special-education-in-america-where-is-it-going-spread-this-link-all-over-reblog-netde-edude-delaware-usedgov/

4) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/can-parents-legally-opt-their-child-out-of-standardized-testing-yes-they-can-netde-edude-doverpost-delawareonline-thestatenews-capegazette-wboc-wdde911-ap-wdel-kywnewsradio/

5) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/uh-oh-common-core-for-special-education-what-are-standards-based-ieps-and-which-are-the-pilot-districts/

6) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/16/exceptional-children-group-at-delaware-doe-what-do-they-spend-money-on-and-what-company-is-buying-special-education-data-netde-edude-edchat-ed_in_de-kilroysdelaware/

7) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/breaking-news-feds-want-to-intervene-in-delaware-special-education/

8) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/09/teachers-victims-of-fascist-regime-when-speaking-out-against-standard-based-ieps-welcome-to-the-new-america-netde-edude-kilroysdelaware-dianeravitch-ed_in_de/

9) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/breaking-news-office-of-civil-rights-wants-all-delaware-charter-school-applications-for-last-2-school-years-netde-edude/

10) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/youll-never-guess-what-my-son-got-in-the-mail-yesterday-will-he-go-hell-no-netde-edude/

Top Ten Countries Reading Exceptional Delaware:

1) USA

2) Canada

3) United Kingdom

4) Australia

5) Germany

6) France

7) Sweden

8) Netherlands

9) Norway

10) Ireland

Top 10 Bottom Stories On Exceptional Delaware But Worth Reading!

1) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/disability-history-part-ii-witchcraft-handicap-and-slow-advancements-netde-edude/

2) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/22/facebook-groups-for-special-needs-parents-you-are-not-alone-netde-edude/

3) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/the-secret-about-parents-of-kids-with-special-needs/

4) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/my-favorite-robin-williams-scene-from-good-will-hunting/

5) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/05/national-education-association-wants-us-secretary-of-education-arne-duncan-to-resign-netde-edude/

6) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/governor-markell-video-from-2012/

7) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/this-isnt-my-first-blog-netde/

8) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/sensory-processing-or-sensory-integration-disorder-what-it-is-like-for-a-child/

9) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/students-with-disabilities-at-most-delaware-charters-do-poorly-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-destateboarded-netde-edude/

10) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/landmark-special-education-case-won-in-pennsylvania-netde-edude-edchat-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de/

Top Ten Referrers To Exceptional Delaware:

1) Facebook

2) http://kilroysdelaware.wordpress.com

3) Twitter

4) Google

5) Bing

6) Yahoo

7) WordPress.com Reader

8) http://kavips.wordpress.com

9) Pinterest

10) http://teachezwell.me/

Top 10 People Who Probably Wish I Never Started Blogging:

1) Secretary of Education Murphy

2) Mary Ann Mieczkowski

3) Governor Markell

4) Penny Schwinn

5) Stacie Bohannon

6) Delaware Senator Greg Lavelle

7) Kendall Massett

8) Chuck Taylor

9) US Secretary Of Education Arne Duncan

10) The Delaware Legislative Hall

Top Ten Tags

1) Special Education

2) Common Core

3) Smarter Balanced Assessment

4)  Rigor

5) Math

6) Idea

7) Students With Disabilities

8) Delaware DOE

9) Change

10) Standards Based IEPs

Top Ten Places I Write Articles

1) Kitchen Table

2) Car

3) Bedroom

4) Governor’s Café

5) Back Porch

6) Front Portch

7) IEP Task Force

8) Delaware DOE

9) Family Room

10) Dover Mall

Updated Top Ten Lists

I did this a few weeks ago, and a lot has happened since.

Top Ten Stories on Exceptional Delaware since I started this blog on 6/13/14

1) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/breaking-news-feds-want-to-intervene-in-delaware-special-education/

2) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/breaking-news-office-of-civil-rights-wants-all-delaware-charter-school-applications-for-last-2-school-years-netde-edude/

3) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/09/delaware-doe-the-eye-of-the-hurricane-in-special-education-netde-edude-del_gov-destateboarded-usedgov/

4) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/meet-kathy-willis-a-delaware-advocate-for-children-needing-special-education/

5) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/disability-discrimination-local-church-youth-leader-assaults-my-son/

6) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/eagles-wings-ministries-started-their-bible-school-this-week-parents-beware/

7) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/what-smarter-balanced-assessment-means-to-education-in-delaware/

8) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/26/why-i-support-the-bats-and-their-march-on-washington-d-c-netde-edude/

9) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/these-schools-in-delaware-get-a-big-f-grade-for-special-education/

10) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/17/delaware-state-test-scores-in-spec-ed-kids-not-worth-reporting-on-news-journal/

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1) USA
2) Canada
3) United Kingdom
4) Sweden
5) Paraguay
6) Russia
7) India
8) Czech Republic
9) Italy
10) Mexico

Most Read Days on Exceptional Delaware

1) June 24th
2) July 25th
3) June 25th
4) June 26th
5) July 26th
6) June 27th
7) July 17th
8) July 18th
9) July 10th
10) June 14th

Best Referrers To Exceptional Delaware

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2) kilroysdelaware.wordpress.com
3) Twitter
4) transparentchristina.wordpress.com
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6) Google.com
7) Bing.com
8) Yahoo.com
9) http://townsquaredelaware.com/2014/07/17/it-takes-a-village/
10) mindofmrmatthews.wordpress.com

Top Ten Stories On My Blog for the past 20+ Days

I’m a huge fan of top ten lists.  Below are the most read stories on my blog in the almost three weeks it’s been in existence.  These may not be the most accurate, because the most popular is my home page.  That’s just the nature of blogs.  But it does tell me what stories capture people’s attention the most.  This doesn’t mean I’m going to stop doing the lower read stories, because special education has so many different components to it.  This has been fun, and the next three weeks should be even more fun.  I have a VERY big story coming up that any special needs parent in Delaware will want to read.  Until then, thank you for visiting and come back again!

1) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/24/breaking-news-feds-want-to-intervene-in-delaware-special-education/

2) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/meet-kathy-willis-a-delaware-advocate-for-children-needing-special-education/

3) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/21/disability-discrimination-local-church-youth-leader-assaults-my-son/

4) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/welcome-to-exceptional-delaware/

5) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/eagles-wings-ministries-started-their-bible-school-this-week-parents-beware/

6) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/what-smarter-balanced-assessment-means-to-education-in-delaware/

7)  https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/these-schools-in-delaware-get-a-big-f-grade-for-special-education/

8) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/a-plea-to-delaware-parents-of-children-with-special-needs-and-disabilities/

9)  https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/facts-about-special-education-at-the-charter-school-of-wilmington-csw/

10) https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/delaware-collectively-groans-as-house-bill-334-passes-to-allow-smarter-balanced-testing-to-take-over/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Countries Reading My Blog

For the nerd in all of us, here is a list of the Top Ten Countries reading my blog. One of them really surprised me. I’m sure you will be able to figure out which one, but I’ll take an audience from any country!

1. USA
2. Canada
3. United Kingdom
4. Paraguay
5. Sweden
6. Russia
7. India
8. Mexico
9. New Zealand
10. France