DELAWARE CHARTERS

These are articles I’ve written about the charter schools in Delaware.  All the scandals, special education issues, formal reviews, charter renewals, modifications, financial issues, or other issues.  Also included are articles about the Delaware Charter Schools Network, reblogs from other Delaware bloggers, and charter issues on a national level.

Academia Antonia Alonso

1/15/15: Head of School Peter Barry put on extended leave: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/academia-alonso-academy-charter-head-of-school-put-on-extended-leave/

1/16/15: Cryptic Board Meeting at school: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/very-cryptic-board-meeting-at-academia-antonia-alonso-last-night/

2/15/15: School gets rent deferred: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/community-education-building-deferred-250000-in-rent-for-academia-antonia-Alonso/

10/5/15: Charters get out of DPAS-II teacher evaluation system with their own evaluation systems: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/seven-delaware-charters-bow-out-of-dpas-ii-teacher-evaluation-system/

2/11/16: Academia wants to get out of the Community Education Building!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/11/academia-antonia-alonso-submits-modification-to-change-location-out-of-community-education-building/

2/14/16: Big trouble in the Community Education Building!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/will-the-community-education-building-shut-down-not-looking-good/

4/27/16: Parents go to board meeting and are shut down on recording meeting!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/04/27/parents-told-they-cant-record-board-meeting-tonight-at-academia-antonia-Alonso/

Academy of Dover

7/18/14: Kent County charters and district schools w/special education: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/special-education-statistics-part-iii-kent-county-publics-vs-charters-netde-edude-delaware_gove/

10/1/14: Blue Ribbon & Big Problems: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/academy-of-dover-named-blue-ribbon-school-for-what-big-problems-at-this-charter-school-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-doverpost-netde-edude/

10/1/14: Noel Rodriguez “Resigned”: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/academy-of-dover-principal-noel-rodriguez-fired-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-netde-edude/

10/8/14: Updated Information on Noel Rodriguez: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/dover-posts-publishes-my-letter-to-editor-shortened-but-with-new-info-re-academy-of-dover-priority-schools-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dwablog-nannyfat-dedeptofed-notacademyofdover/

12/16/14: Family Foundations Investigation (touch on Noel Rodriguez and purchase cards briefly): 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/

2/15/15: Issues with Paying Paraprofessionals: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/academy-of-dover-wont-reimburse-paraprofessionals-when-they-are-substitute-teachers/

2/28/15: Financial Transparency at Academy of Dover: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/whats-going-on-with-at-academy-of-dover/

4/13/15: Announcement of Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/prestige-academy-freire-de-design-lab-and-academy-of-dover-all-getting-formal-review/

4/15/15: Formal Review Reasons: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/prestige-academy-formal-review-for-enrollment-academic-academy-of-dover-academic-financial-freire-de-design-lab-low-enrollment/

4/16/15: State Board decides for Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/formal-review-for-freire-prestige-academy-de-design-lab-academy-of-dover/

4/22/15: The story behind the financial part of the school’s formal review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/academy-of-dover-in-serious-trouble-over-noel-rodriguez-p-card-splurges-the-schools-2-million-dollar-judgment/

4/25/15: Official Formal Review documents: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/academy-of-dovers-formal-review-documents-timeline/

5/11/15: Student with disabilities assaulted by teacher at Academy of Dover: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/academy-of-dover-stop-hiding-things-there-are-no-words/

5/12/15: Noel Rodriguez’ spending spree on display: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/ex-academy-of-dover-head-noel-rodriguez-has-potential-personal-purchases-on-full-display/

5/13/15: School confirms physical assault from teacher on special education student: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/13/academy-of-dover-confirms-teacher-struck-student-and-did-not-call-the-police-or-attorney-general-office/

5/15/15: Timeline for school’s formal review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/timeline-for-delaware-charter-schools-going-through-formal-review/

5/18/15: Charter School Accountability Committee’s initial report on Formal Review for school: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/academy-of-dover-freire-de-design-lab-prestige-academy-get-their-initial-formal-review-meeting-reports/

5/20/15: Mom of Autism student at Academy of Dover and her public comment at their public hearing: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/mother-of-child-with-autism-stands-up-for-her-son-at-academy-of-dover-public-hearing/

5/23/15: Public Hearing transcripts for Academy of Dover: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/academy-of-dover-freire-official-public-hearing-transcripts/

6/1/15: Notice of Final Charter School Accountability Committee meeting for June 3rd: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/last-chance-meeting-for-academy-of-dover-prestige-and-de-design-lab-on-wednesday-freire-will-be-saved-by-jack-and-murphy/

6/5/15: Non-official recommendation of probation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/academy-of-dover-probation-recommendation-by-charter-school-accountability-committee/

6/5/15: Charter School Accountability Committee recommends probation for Academy of Dover: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/official-probation-recommendations-for-academy-of-dover-freire-prestige-academy-and-de-design-lab/

6/9/15: Notification of Final Public Hearing for school’s Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/final-public-hearings-for-freire-prestige-academy-and-de-design-lab-tonight-at-5pm-academy-of-dover-tomorrow-at-6pm/

6/11/15: Public Comment deadline for Academy of Dover formal review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/tomorrow-is-the-last-day-to-give-public-comment-on-academy-of-dover-freire-prestige-academy-de-design-lab/

6/13/15: Mom slams school again on special education issues with her Autistic son: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/academy-of-dover-mom-slams-school-over-denial-of-special-education-again-for-her-child-with-autism/

6/15/15: School tries to tell parents and staff I am the reason for their formal review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/academy-of-dover-dont-blame-me-for-your-failures-leading-to-your-formal-review/

6/15/15: Agenda for State Board meeting & Formal Review decisions to be made by Secretary Murphy & State Board: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/state-board-of-education-meeting-on-thursday-promises-to-be-one-for-the-ages-charter-decisions-teacher-regulations/

6/18/15: Academy of Dover lucks out at State Board of Education meeting: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/academy-of-dover-formal-review-decision-probation/

6/23/15: State Auditor Report released on Academy of Dover: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/academy-of-dover-state-audit-report-released-state-board-of-education-murphy-should-revoke-their-charter/

6/24/15: Delaware Attorney General’s office investigating Noel Rodriguez: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/delaware-attorney-general-office-investigating-ex-principal-noel-rodriguez-of-academy-of-dover/

7/12/15: Noel Rodriguez Attorney General investigation from Delaware State News: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/del-state-news-article-academy-of-dovers-noel-rodriguez-going-to-attorney-generals-office/

7/22/15: Academy of Dover’s new DOE assistant principal: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/academy-of-dover-gets-a-new-assistant-principal-from-the-doe/

8/21/15: Academy of Dover probation update: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/say-it-aint-so-academy-of-dover-violating-probation-terms-with-doe/

11/13/15: Newark Charter School Network? What is This?https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/breaking-exlusive-mammoth-news-newark-charter-school-network-or-the-attempt/

11/15/15: The Mystery Revealed: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/so-which-school-did-newark-charter-want-to-join-their-coalition/

2/17/16: Will the former head of the Delaware School Boards Association join the board at Academy of Dover?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/is-the-former-executive-director-from-delaware-schools-boards-association-going-to-join-a-charter-school-board/

3/2/16: Academy of Dover had their corporation status revoked by the IRS!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/academy-of-dover-is-not-a-501c3-corporation-as-stated-in-their-charter-doe-needs-to-revoke-their-charter-now/

5/20/16: Academy of Dover and a prelude to their charter renewal process later this year: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/will-academy-of-dover-survive-charter-renewal/

6/15/16: When will Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn hold charter leaders and employees accountable for manipulation of funds?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/as-matt-denn-goes-on-an-arrest-indictment-spree-in-other-state-agencies-charter-leaders-still-arent-facing-the-music/

8/7/16: More financial issues from AoD? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/academy-on-the-cliffs-of-dover-money-woes-again/

Campus Community School

7/18/14: Kent County charters and district schools w/special education: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/special-education-statistics-part-iii-kent-county-publics-vs-charters-netde-edude-delaware_gove/

11/3/14: Expulsion Rates going up? Hmm: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/campus-community-charter-school-expelling-students-at-record-rates-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dwablog-apl_jax-ecpaige-nannyfat-doverpost-dedeptofed-netde-edude-edchat-delaware/

5/11/15: School asking parents not to opt students out of Smarter Balanced Assessment: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/campus-community-providence-creek-begging-parents-not-to-opt-out-cause-of-charter-renewal/

5/15/15: Odds on charter renewal later on in year: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/campus-community-looking-good-for-charter-renewal/

6/29/15: Charter School Performance Fund application: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/campus-community-school-charter-school-performance-fund-application/

10/2/15: Campus Community & Special Education: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/02/must-read-fascinating-look-at-special-education-at-a-delaware-charter-school/

10/18/15: Things look good for the school in their initial charter renewal report: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/campus-community-school-providence-creek-academy-mot-charter-school-charter-renewal-initial-reports/

11/11/15: Charter School Accountability Committee recommends charter renewal: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/three-delaware-charters-cleared-for-charter-renewal-by-doe/

12/17/15: CCS gets their charter renewed: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/campus-community-mot-and-providence-creek-all-get-their-charters-renewed/

3/17/16: Campus loses two special education due process hearings: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/17/campus-community-loses-two-special-education-due-process-hearings-first-victories-for-parents-in-4-years/

Charter School of Wilmington

6/15/14: CSW and special education: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/facts-about-special-education-at-the-charter-school-of-wilmington-csw/

9/14/14: CSW knowledge of priority schools ahead of time? Maybe: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/09/14/exceptional-find-of-the-day-did-charter-school-of-wilmington-know-about-priority-schools-over-2-months-ago-or-longer-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-netde-edude-delawareonline-wboc/

12/5/14: ACLU lawsuit, CSW named in complaint: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/blockbuster-aclu-sues-delaware-for-segregated-charter-schools/

2/14/15: Valentine’s Day charter school website audit: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/happy-valentines-day-red-clay-charters-charter-school-of-wilmington-de-academy-of-public-safety-security-de-military-academy/

2/15/15: CSW “considers” changing enrollment policy: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/charter-school-of-wilmington-considered-request-from-ocr-for-admissions-policy-review/

5/2/15: CSW refusing opt-out requests: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/02/charter-school-of-wilmington-ignoring-or-saying-no-to-opt-out-requests/

5/17/15: Parent alleges her son denied Due Process in discipline issue: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/charter-school-of-wilmington-discrimination-student-denied-due-process-and-subject-to-potential-profiling-by-head-of-school/

5/17/15: Reblog of Kilroy’s article on CSW/DCP/Red Clay mess: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/red-clay-has-a-charter-school-mess-on-their-hands-csw-and-dcpa/

5/18/15: Reminder to commenters about civility: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/charter-school-of-wilmington-story-and-reminders/

5/19/15: Unanswered questions about CSW’s due process story: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/charter-school-of-wilmington-story-still-has-many-questions-about-due-process-and-discrimination-left-unanswered/

5/21/15: Comment Rescue about CSW’s specific interest enrollment preference and discrimination: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/reader-takes-on-charter-school-of-wilmington-placement-tests-specific-interest-enrollment-preference/

5/22/15: Another student talks about due process and Dr. Paoli: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/22/another-student-comes-forward-in-charter-school-of-wilmington-due-process-mess/

5/28/15: Head of School issues w/teacher contract: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/charter-school-of-wilmington-leader-dr-paoli-under-fire-in-change-org-petition-to-restore-dr-fleetwoods-contract/

5/29/15: Teacher gets contract renewed after Head of School issues: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/dr-fleetwood-gets-his-contract-renewed-at-charter-school-of-wilmington/

7/22/15: The birth of CSW: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/delaware-charter-war-part-1-the-birth-of-charter-school-of-wilmington-counseling-out-cherry-picking-of-delaware-students/

10/7/15: DOE not reporting crime statistics for CSW: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/glitch-in-doe-reporting-fails-to-show-school-offenses-crimes-data-for-charter-school-of-wilmington-delaware-college-prep-delaware-military-academy/

12/3/15: Ex Board Member Henry Clampitt gets the spotlight: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/16-to-watch-in-2016-henry-clampitt/

1/6/16: A conflict of interest at CSW?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/conflict-of-interest-at-charter-school-of-wilmington/

2/4/16: Might we expect a change in future admission policies?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/is-charter-school-of-wilmington-finally-getting-it-with-their-admission-practices/

7/31/16: CSW wants an audit inspection to come out?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/the-charter-school-petty-cash-audit-you-will-never-see/

Delaware Academy of Public Safety & Security

11/25/14: Comparing DAPSS & Gateway accountability ratings: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/gateway-lab-school-recommended-to-close-but-de-academy-public-safety-security-gets-a-pass-something-is-very-wrong-here-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-tnj_malbright-wdel-wboc/

1/12/16: Modification request for enrollment changes: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/downtown-first-state-montessori-great-oaks-look-to-expand-while-dapss-prestige-academy-look-to-shrink/

1/26/16: Some numbers aren’t adding up with DAPSS modification request…: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/26/del-academy-of-public-safety-security-modification-shows-an-out-of-control-delaware-doe/

1/30/16: Charlie Copeland invites me to his school!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/can-charlie-copelands-first-responder-school-knock-my-socks-off/

2/4/16: Every school should have a fire truck!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/delaware-students-want-to-buy-a-fire-engine/

2/22/16: Charter School Accountability Committee recommends modification approval: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/charter-modification-update-dapss-de-design-lab-first-state-montessori-get-thumbs-up-from-doe/

3/23/16: State Board of Education approves their modification request: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/state-board-of-education-approved-modifications-for-dapss-de-design-lab-first-state-montessori-prestige-odyssey-and-kuumba/

8/2/16: How DAPSS needs pointers on submitting expenses to the state…: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/student-body-activity-in-delaware-schools-a-hotbed-for-fraud-abuse-why-is-118126-88-such-an-important-number/

Delaware College Prep (now closed)

2/14/15: Valentine’s Day charter school website audit: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/happy-valentines-day-red-clay-charters-charter-school-of-wilmington-de-academy-of-public-safety-security-de-military-academy/

4/3/15: Reblog of Kilroy’s article on Delaware College Prep and potential formal review by Red Clay board: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/red-flags-are-flying-at-delaware-college-prep-will-red-clay-taxpayers-plug-the-leak/

5/17/15: Reblog of Kilroy’s article on CSW/DCP/Red Clay mess: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/red-clay-has-a-charter-school-mess-on-their-hands-csw-and-dcpa/

7/11/15: Reblog of Kilroy’s article on Delaware College Prep and problems w/Red Clay clamping down on them: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/how-far-can-red-clays-admin-blow-smoke-up-red-clays-school-board-members-ass/

9/30/15: State Auditor names DCP as fraud charter: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/kuumba-academy-delaware-college-prep-leaders-busted-in-state-auditors-report-thomas-edison-mot-pass/

9/30/15: When will the Delaware charter fraud stop?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/kuumba-de-college-prep-academy-of-dover-family-foundations-providence-creek-de-military-academy-pencader-when-do-we-make-it-stop/

10/7/15: Where are Delaware College Prep’s crime statistics?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/glitch-in-doe-reporting-fails-to-show-school-offenses-crimes-data-for-charter-school-of-wilmington-delaware-college-prep-delaware-military-academy/

10/19/15: Delaware College Prep’s charter renewal chances: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/delaware-college-prep-delaware-military-academy-also-up-for-charter-renewal-will-delaware-college-prep-survive/

11/18/15: What will Red Clay’s board decide to do about DE College Prep? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/will-the-red-clay-board-renew-delaware-college-preps-charter-tonight/

12/16/15: Will Del. College Prep get shut down tonight? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/under-the-radar-another-delaware-charter-may-go-down-tonight/

12/17/15: Red Clay board revokes DCP’s charter!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/no-charter-renewal-for-delaware-college-prep/

5/5/16: Oops! Sounds like this school got more money than they should have!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/auditor-report-on-930-enrollment-counts-shows-inconsistency-statewide-major-reporting-issues-at-4-delaware-charters/

6/15/16: When will Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn hold charter leaders and employees accountable for manipulation of funds?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/as-matt-denn-goes-on-an-arrest-indictment-spree-in-other-state-agencies-charter-leaders-still-arent-facing-the-music/

Delaware Design Lab High School

4/8/15: Low enrollment and major modification request to move the school out of Wilmington: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/delaware-design-lab-high-school-moving-out-of-wilmington-will-they-make-their-80-enrollment/

4/13/15: State Board agenda shows schools put up for Formal Review but no reason why: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/prestige-academy-freire-de-design-lab-and-academy-of-dover-all-getting-formal-review/

4/15/15: First announcement of reasons school going under Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/prestige-academy-formal-review-for-enrollment-academic-academy-of-dover-academic-financial-freire-de-design-lab-low-enrollment/

5/15/15: Timeline for school’s formal review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/timeline-for-delaware-charter-schools-going-through-formal-review/

5/18/15: Charter School Accountability Committee’s initial report on Formal Review for school: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/academy-of-dover-freire-de-design-lab-prestige-academy-get-their-initial-formal-review-meeting-reports/

6/1/15: Notice of Final Charter School Accountability Committee meeting for June 3rd: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/last-chance-meeting-for-academy-of-dover-prestige-and-de-design-lab-on-wednesday-freire-will-be-saved-by-jack-and-murphy/

6/5/15: Charter School Accountability Final Report & Probation recommendation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/official-probation-recommendations-for-academy-of-dover-freire-prestige-academy-and-de-design-lab/

6/9/15: Notification of Final Public Hearing for school’s Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/final-public-hearings-for-freire-prestige-academy-and-de-design-lab-tonight-at-5pm-academy-of-dover-tomorrow-at-6pm/

6/11/15: Notification of end of public comment period for Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/tomorrow-is-the-last-day-to-give-public-comment-on-academy-of-dover-freire-prestige-academy-de-design-lab/

6/15/15: Agenda for State Board meeting & Formal Review decisions to be made by Secretary Murphy & State Board: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/state-board-of-education-meeting-on-thursday-promises-to-be-one-for-the-ages-charter-decisions-teacher-regulations/

6/18/15: Formal Review Decision by Secretary Murphy & State Board: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/delaware-design-lab-high-school-probation/

7/15/15: Leadership Changes for 2015 school year: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/delaware-charter-school-leadership-changes/

1/30/16: Will we get a repeat of Delaware Met?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/is-delaware-design-lab-high-school-del-met-2-0/

2/2/16: Major parent complaints at Delaware Design-Lab High School!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/delaware-design-lab-high-school-parent-complaints-show-disturbing-patterns/

2/22/16: Charter School Accountability Committee recommends modification approval: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/charter-modification-update-dapss-de-design-lab-first-state-montessori-get-thumbs-up-from-doe/

3/23/16: State Board of Education approves their modification request: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/state-board-of-education-approved-modifications-for-dapss-de-design-lab-first-state-montessori-prestige-odyssey-and-kuumba/

Delaware Met (now closed)

6/29/15: Delaware Met’s Charter School Performance Fund application: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/delaware-met-charter-school-performance-fund-application/

9/25/15: Initial Announcement of Delaware Met’s pending closure, thought to be a done deal at this point: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/25/is-the-delaware-met-down-for-the-count-a-month-into-the-school-year/

9/26/15: Delaware Met and their relationship with Innovative Schools: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/26/delaware-met-paid-380000-to-innovative-schools-over-two-years-for-what/

9/27/15: Delaware Met and their Charter School Performance Fund and what they should do if school closes: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/so-much-can-changed-in-a-week-for-the-delaware-met/

9/27/15: Video of Delaware Met’s Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on 9/17/15: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/so-much-can-changed-in-a-week-for-the-delaware-met/

9/27/15: Announcement of Special Board Meeting at Delaware Met for 9/28/15: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/delaware-met-special-board-meeting-tomorrow-night-may-take-action-on-schools-charter/

9/27/15: Information about how Charter School Development Corporation acquired the property that became Delaware Met and Innovative Schools role in this: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/the-funky-real-estate-deals-for-920-n-french-st-home-of-delaware-met/

9/28/15: Details Slowly Leak Out About Why The School Closed Last Week: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/what-happened-at-the-delaware-met-last-week/

9/28/15: History of the Property for Delaware Met & Board Conflicts of Interest: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/is-their-toxic-ground-at-the-delaware-met-or-just-a-huge-conflict-of-interest/

9/28/15: News Journal Article & My Thoughts On The Article About Possible Closure of Delaware Met: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/news-journal-jumps-on-the-delaware-met-story/

9/28/15: News Journal Article & Observations from Special Board Meeting on 9/28/15: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/delaware-met-not-closing-says-matt-albright-with-the-news-journal/

9/28/15: Kendall Massett w/Delaware Charter School Network comment in News Journal about Delaware Met: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/kendall-massett-thinks-del-met-team-should-get-more-time-the-students-cant-afford-that/

9/28/15: 1st Youtube video of Special Board Meeting on 9/28/15: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/youtube-video-of-delaware-met-special-board-meeting-tonight/

9/29/15: 2nd Youtube Video of Special Board Meeting on 9/28/15: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/youtube-video-of-delaware-met-board-meeting-part-2/

9/29/15: Reblog of State Rep. Kim Williams post about her thoughts on the Special Board Meeting at Delaware Met: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/many-concerns-with-delaware-met-charter-school/

9/29/15: DOE response to Delaware Met fiasco: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/will-the-doe-put-delaware-met-on-formal-review/

9/30/15: Answers and 25 Questions surrounding the hot mess: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/answers-on-delaware-met-reveal-more-questions/

10/1/15: Not done w/Del Met yet! https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/did-you-think-i-was-done-with-delaware-met/

10/4/15: Del Met & Their Website: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/04/is-delaware-met-just-making-it-up-as-they-go-along/

10/5/15: Charters get out of DPAS-II teacher evaluation system with their own evaluation systems: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/seven-delaware-charters-bow-out-of-dpas-ii-teacher-evaluation-system/

11/3/15: A precursor to Del Met’s CSAC meeting tomorrow: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/delaware-met-to-face-delaware-doe-tomorrow-a-sneak-peak-at-their-response/

11/4/15: Del Met’s Train Wreck of a formal review meeting: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/delaware-met-and-their-train-wreck-of-a-formal-review-meeting-at-the-doe-today/

11/5/15: Was this blog right or wrong about the first Del Met story? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/05/were-the-initial-stories-concerning-delaware-met-true-or-false/

11/9/15: Del Met looking for executive director: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/is-delaware-met-and-innovative-schools-offering-hazard-pay-for-its-executive-director-job/

11/9/15: Looking at Del Met’s neighbor: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/with-all-the-police-action-at-delaware-met-how-does-first-state-montessori-academy-feel-about-that/

11/10/15: The official DOE CSAC Formal Review initial meeting report: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/the-official-delaware-met-formal-review-meeting-report/

11/10/15: Begging the DOE to shut Del Met down now: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/doe-stop-being-an-ostrich-and-do-the-right-thing-shut-delaware-met-down/

11/10/15: Secretary Godowsky responds to my request to have Del Met shut down now: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/10/secretary-godowsky-gives-lame-response-to-shutting-down-delaware-met/

11/14/15: My plea to Del Met parents: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/14/delaware-met-moms-dads-students-teachers-make-your-voice-heard/

11/17/15: Oddness from the first public hearing: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/delaware-met-students-speak-out-about-teachers-smoking-taking-mcds-breaks-not-teaching/

11/18/15: Bizarre response from Del Met teacher: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/18/delaware-met-teacher-defends-i-dont-know-what-trying-to-wrap-my-head-around-this-one/

11/24/15: Transcript from first Del Met public hearing gives some answers: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/24/the-truth-is-out-there-with-delaware-met-public-hearing-transcript-sheds-some-light/

11/27/15: Del Met responds to CSAC: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/27/delaware-mets-appalling-response-to-the-doe-raises-even-more-questions/

12/1/15: Charter School Accountability Committee recommends charter revocation in January! https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/breaking-news-on-delaware-met-charter-revocation-recommendation-by-csac/

12/1/15: News Journal covers the CSAC decision: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/kendall-massett-and-i-agree-on-something-del-met-other-charter-news/

12/4/15: The shocking reveals from Del Met’s final CSAC meeting w/DOE: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/04/delaware-mets-shocking-final-meeting-with-doe-is-filled-with-very-egregious-school-crimes/

12/7/15: Head of School Quits: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/delaware-met-head-of-school-quits/

12/8/15: Del Met Public Hearing full of school defenders: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/08/delaware-mets-final-public-hearing-brings-out-the-defenders/

12/10/15: List of Police visits and calls to Del Met: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/wilmington-police-department-list-of-delaware-met-calls-and-arrests/

12/12/15: Del Met students speak out about saving their school: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/delaware-met-students-speak-loud-clear-about-saving-their-school/

12/15/15: Del Met Parents don’t react to police at school all the time: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/why-are-delaware-met-parents-oblivious-to-the-police-activity-at-the-school/

12/16/15: Innovative Schools ignores plight of Del Met: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/innovative-schools-screws-delaware-met/

12/16/15: Del Met under investigation by State Auditor’s office: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/delaware-met-charter-school-is-under-investigation-by-the-auditors-office/

12/17/15: State Board Revokes Delaware Met’s Charter! https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/delaware-mets-fate-is-live-right-now/

12/17/15: DOE’s Official Response to Del Met closure: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/the-official-doe-response-to-the-delaware-met-closure/

12/19/15: Students revolt at Delaware Met!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/chaos-unleashed-at-delaware-met-yesterday/

12/28/15: What will happen with the students of Delaware Met?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/28/16-to-watch-in-2016-the-delaware-met-kids/

12/28/15: DOE Asks Me To Remove Story On Delaware Met: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/28/why-i-had-to-kill-two-articles-in-one-day/

12/30/15: Will the Del Met board fight the decision of the State Board of Education?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/30/does-delaware-met-have-the-audacity-to-try-and-fight-their-closure/

1/5/16: Delaware Met & DOE Hold Information Night: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/delaware-met-doe-holding-information-session-for-parents-tonight/

1/6/16: The boiling point at Delaware Met!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/new-delaware-met-principal-reached-boiling-point-yesterday/

1/20/16: Delaware Met closes earlier then expected: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/delaware-met-shuts-down-three-days-early-due-to-threats-from-students/

1/27/16: A former mentor at the school speaks out about their closing: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/a-mentor-at-delaware-met-speaks-out-about-the-school-closing-the-impact-on-students/

Delaware Military Academy

2/14/15: Valentine’s Day charter school website audit: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/happy-valentines-day-red-clay-charters-charter-school-of-wilmington-de-academy-of-public-safety-security-de-military-academy/

10/7/15: Where are DMA’s crime statistics?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/glitch-in-doe-reporting-fails-to-show-school-offenses-crimes-data-for-charter-school-of-wilmington-delaware-college-prep-delaware-military-academy/

10/19/15: DMA up for charter renewal: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/delaware-college-prep-delaware-military-academy-also-up-for-charter-renewal-will-delaware-college-prep-survive/

12/10/15: DMA wants more money to expand school: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/10/delaware-charters-getting-whiney-about-wanting-funding-for-capital-funding-for-construction-costs/

Delaware STEM Academy (charter revoked before opened)

6/29/15: Their application for 2015 Charter School Performance Fund: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/delaware-stem-academy-charter-school-performance-fund-application/

4/21/16: Low enrollment woes put DE STEM Academy up for formal review before they even open!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/breaking-news-delaware-stem-academy-considered-for-formal-review/

5/21/16: Delaware DOE is NOT happy with this school!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/05/21/delaware-doe-isnt-digging-delaware-stem-academy-right-about-now/

6/6/16: Charter School Accountability Committee wants to revoke their charter before they even open!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/06/breaking-news-delaware-doe-wants-to-revoke-charter-of-delaware-stem-academy/

6/16/16: With a 5-1 vote, State Board of Education revokes Delaware STEM Academy’s charter!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/delaware-stem-academys-fate/

6/16/16: The official response from Delaware DOE on STEM Academy’s charter revocation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/the-delaware-does-official-response-to-the-state-board-shutting-down-delaware-stem-academy-before-they-opened/

Early College High School

6/29/15: Their 2015 Charter School Performance Award application: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/early-college-high-school-charter-school-performance-award-application/

7/15/15: Leadership Changes for 2015 school year: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/delaware-charter-school-leadership-changes/

10/5/15: Charters get out of DPAS-II teacher evaluation system with their own evaluation systems: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/seven-delaware-charters-bow-out-of-dpas-ii-teacher-evaluation-system/

East Side Charter School

12/27/14: Governor Markell bragging about East Side’s proficiency growth: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/27/governor-markell-mark-murphys-boasting-of-eastside-charter-scores-based-on-bogus-claims-tnj_malbright/

2/13/15: Comparison between East Side and New York’s Success Academy: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/east-side-charter-nyc-success-academy-benefit-immensely-from-attrition-proficiency-scores/

2/15/15: Questions around Family Foundations & East Side’s arrangement: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/big-question-raised-regarding-east-side-charter-family-foundations-academy-arrangement/

2/28/15: East Side and their MANY donations: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/28/east-side-charter-school-rakes-in-the-bucks-in-private-donations/

3/10/15: East Side and Pixie Dust concerning attrition rates and “gains”: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/10/the-recipe-behind-the-pixie-dust-at-eastside-charter-very-high-attrition-rates-part-1/

3/17/15: East Side and proficiency gains/attrition argument challenged: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/correct-the-blogger-challenge-eastside-charters-proficiency-gains-have-nothing-to-do-with-attrition/

7/15/15: Leadership Changes for 2015 school year: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/delaware-charter-school-leadership-changes/

3/22/16: Why is the Executive Director’s wife getting paid a lot of money?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/family-foundations-board-pays-an-invoice-with-a-huge-conflict-of-interest/

4/26/16: Executive Director Lamont Browne leaving EastSide and FFA: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/breaking-news-lamont-browne-leaving-eastside-charter-family-foundations-academy/

5/5/16: Oops! Sounds like this school got more money than they should have!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/auditor-report-on-930-enrollment-counts-shows-inconsistency-statewide-major-reporting-issues-at-4-delaware-charters/

5/13/16: Lamont Browne’s replacement is John Bass: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/so-who-is-replacing-lamont-browne-as-executive-director-for-eastside-and-family-foundations/

6/4/16: New leader John Bass meets U.S. Secretary of Education John King: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/04/new-eastside-family-foundations-executive-director-aaron-bass-meets-john-king/

Family Foundations Academy

12/12/14: More complaints coming in for FFA’s charter renewal: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/tnj_malbright-more-family-foundations-complaints-sent-to-the-de-doe-charter-school-office-state-board-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-roof_o-netde-edude-de/

12/13/14: FFA & DCSN Connections: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/de-charter-school-network-connections-with-family-foundations-academy-disaester-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-tnj_malbright-doverpost-thestatenews-destateboarded-dedeptofed-governormarkell-wsj-th/

12/14/14: Peyton Place & The Satisfaction Officer: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/peyton-place-at-family-foundations-academy-the-satisfaction-officer-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-ecpaige-nannyfat-roof_o-governormarkell-delawarebats-rodel-netde-edude-delaw/

12/16/14: FFA under investigation by Delaware State Auditor’s office: 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/

12/17/14: Sean Moore no longer on board at Delaware Charter School Network: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/family-foundations-acad-head-of-school-sean-moore-no-longer-treasurer-of-delaware-charter-school-network-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-tnj_markell-avi_wa-wboc-w/

12/18/14: FFA’s fate decided at State Board of Education meeting: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/live-from-delaware-state-board-of-education-meeting-charter-school-decisions-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-roof_o-destateboarded-dedeptofed-delawarebats-netde/

12/19/14: FFA under scrutiny by State Board of Education: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/family-foundations-academy-potentially-serious-allegations-of-financial-mismanagement-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-ecpaige-nannyfat-avi_wa-tnj_malbright-delawarebats-netde/

12/23/14: FFA Board Meeting: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/23/family-foundations-academy-board-meeting-tonight-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-avi_wa-tnj_malbright-netde-edude-edchat-delaware/

12/30/14: The full Auphsite Consulting Family Foundations forensic audit report: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/4423/

1/2/15: Plea to parents and teachers at FFA to tell the truth: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/family-foundations-parents-and-teachers-its-time-to-tell-the-truth/

1/3/15: The stories pour in from parents and teachers: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/03/a-family-foundations-academy-blast-from-the-past-id-love-to-see-them-try-this-now/

1/4/15: What more could FFA do wrong? You would be surprised: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/uh-oh-looks-like-we-got-a-bleeder-here-what-has-family-foundations-academy-done-now/

1/4/15: FFA was looking for new board members, so….: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/both-moore-brewington-out-at-family-foundations-academy-looking-for-new-board-members-should-I/

1/6/15: The Bizarro World at FFA: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/more-truly-bizarre-family-foundations-academy-stories-surface/

1/8/15: Did something happen at FFA today?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/what-happened-at-family-foundations-academy-today-reporters-doe-letters-oh-my/

1/11/15: My public comment for FFA’s formal review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/state-rep-kim-williams-public-comment-on-family-foundations-academy-wow/

1/13/15: FFA leaders fired, big board changes: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/big-changes-at-family-foundations-academy-moore-brewington-terminated-with-cause-board-members-resign/

1/13/15: State Rep. Kim Williams Public Comment for FFA: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/state-rep-kim-williams-public-comment-on-family-foundations-academy-wow/

1/14/15: Details on FFA/East Side agreement: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/has-family-foundations-academy-become-eastside-charter-2-sure-looks-like-it/

1/15/15: Secretary Murphy, State Board and East Side Charter School save FFA: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/family-foundations-academy-fate-decided-handed-over-to-eastside-charter-placed-on-formal-review/

1/19/15: Unanswered questions about FFA and financial matters: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/family-foundations-academy-still-has-some-big-unanswered-questions/

2/7/15: Moore and Brewington and their future: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/next-stop-for-ex-family-foundations-head-brewington-moore-attorney-generals-office/

2/14/15: Moore and Brewington want their jobs back: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/say-what-sean-moore-and-dr-brewington-want-their-jobs-back-at-family-foundations-academy/

2/15/15: Questions about FFA & East Side arrangement: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/big-question-raised-regarding-east-side-charter-family-foundations-academy-arrangement/

3/16/15: Charter School Accountability Committee’s probation recommendation for FFA & new leaders getting snippy: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/16/eastside-and-family-foundations-overlords-getting-rather-snippy-with-doe-overreaching-a-bit/

3/22/15: Diane Ravitch jumps on the FFA story: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/family-foundations-academy-saved-by-state-board-as-they-get-ravitched/

4/7/15: FFA’s probation letter and news about Tennell Brewington: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/family-foundations-academy-their-conditions-for-probation-news-that-will-make-ja-flip-out/

7/17/15: FFA submits major modification to change locations for both schools: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/family-foundations-major-modification-to-move-buildings-to-reach-academy-plans-to-increase-enrollment/

8/22/15: FFA’s major modification approved by State Board of Education: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/08/22/family-foundations-major-modification-approved-by-state-board-of-education-potential-conflict-ahead/

9/6/15: Wondering when the State Audit investigation will be completed: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/06/family-foundations-academy-where-is-the-investigative-audit-are-they-still-on-probation/

9/9/15: FFA off probation status: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/family-foundations-academy-off-probation-status/

10/5/15: Charters get out of DPAS-II teacher evaluation system with their own evaluation systems: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/seven-delaware-charters-bow-out-of-dpas-ii-teacher-evaluation-system/

12/9/15: State Auditor’s report finally released: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/family-foundations-investigation-released-by-state-auditor-the-damage-141000-verified-1-2-million-unverifiable/

1/31/16: Sean Moore’s LinkedIn page: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/paging-matt-denn-should-ex-charter-leaders-alleged-to-have-abused-funds-have-finance-professional-on-their-linkedin-account/

3/22/16: Why is the Executive Director’s wife getting paid a lot of money?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/22/family-foundations-board-pays-an-invoice-with-a-huge-conflict-of-interest/

4/26/16: Executive Director Lamont Browne leaving EastSide and FFA: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/04/26/breaking-news-lamont-browne-leaving-eastside-charter-family-foundations-academy/

5/5/16: Oops! Sounds like this school got more money than they should have!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/auditor-report-on-930-enrollment-counts-shows-inconsistency-statewide-major-reporting-issues-at-4-delaware-charters/

5/13/16: Lamont Browne’s replacement is John Bass: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/so-who-is-replacing-lamont-browne-as-executive-director-for-eastside-and-family-foundations/

6/4/16: New leader John Bass meets U.S. Secretary of Education John King: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/04/new-eastside-family-foundations-executive-director-aaron-bass-meets-john-king/

6/15/16: When will Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn hold charter leaders and employees accountable for manipulation of funds?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/as-matt-denn-goes-on-an-arrest-indictment-spree-in-other-state-agencies-charter-leaders-still-arent-facing-the-music/

First State Military Academy

6/29/15: FSMA’s 2015 Charter School Performance Award application: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/first-state-military-academy-charter-school-performance-award-application/

7/1/15: FSMA not changing location of school: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/first-state-military-academy-is-not-changing-locations-ignore-what-you-have-read-on-here/

10/5/15: Charters get out of DPAS-II teacher evaluation system with their own evaluation systems: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/seven-delaware-charters-bow-out-of-dpas-ii-teacher-evaluation-system/

10/25/15: Special education problems two months after they opened: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/25/first-state-military-academy-having-big-issues-as-well-another-model-of-learning-through-innovative-schools/

3/8/16: FSMA delivering great special education services to their students!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/08/first-state-military-academy-delivering-top-notch-special-education-services/

First State Montessori Academy

4/22/15: First State Montessori leader Courtney Fox speaks against opt out at House Education Committee meeting: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/house-bill-50-released-from-house-education-committee-state-rep-mike-ramone-is-the-hero-of-the-day/

4/23/15: Fallout from the House Bill 50 opt out vote in the House Education Committee: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/who-stands-for-parents-in-delaware-fall-out-from-house-education-committee-meeting/

4/24/15: House Bill 50 follow-up about Courtney Fox: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/the-opposition-of-parent-opt-out-their-warped-realities-ties-to-rodel-markell-pearson/

11/9/15: How does this school feel about their neighbor? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/09/with-all-the-police-action-at-delaware-met-how-does-first-state-montessori-academy-feel-about-that/

1/12/16: Modification request for enrollment changes: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/downtown-first-state-montessori-great-oaks-look-to-expand-while-dapss-prestige-academy-look-to-shrink/

1/30/16: How Courtney Fox and Marcia Brady have a lot in common!:  https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/the-marcia-brady-charter-leader-her-swell-school/

2/2/16: Strong opinions on First State Montessori’s enrollment preferences: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/02/first-state-montessori-academy-enrollment-preference-arguments-heat-up/

2/22/16: Charter School Accountability Committee recommends modification approval: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/charter-modification-update-dapss-de-design-lab-first-state-montessori-get-thumbs-up-from-doe/

3/23/16: State Board of Education approves their modification request: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/state-board-of-education-approved-modifications-for-dapss-de-design-lab-first-state-montessori-prestige-odyssey-and-kuumba/

Freire Charter School of Wilmington

11/15/14: Reblog of Freire article from Kilroy’s: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/careful-how-you-poke-wilmington-in-the-eye-freire-charter-school-Wilmington/

1/15/15: Freire battle with Midtown Brandywine Neighborhood Association: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/new-location-for-freire-charter-school-upsets-local-wilmington-neighborhood/

2/15/15: Article about suspension rates at Delaware charters and Freire’s upcoming opening: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/holy-freire-batman-prestige-academy-moyer-had-highest-charter-suspension-rates-over-60-of-students/

2/24/15: Freire modification to get rid of specific interest: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/freire-wants-to-get-rid-of-specific-interest-as-well-due-to-non-compliance-with-federal-regulations/

3/7/15: Freire board member running for Brandywine School District Board: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/07/freire-board-member-running-for-brandywine-school-board-say-isnt-that-against-the-law/

3/21/15: Freire Head of School Bill Porter Rage Attack against protesters: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/freire-head-of-school-violated-schools-own-zero-tolerance-policy-today-by-having-a-rage-attack-against-protesters/

4/13/15: State Board agenda shows schools put up for Formal Review but no reason why: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/prestige-academy-freire-de-design-lab-and-academy-of-dover-all-getting-formal-review/

4/15/15: First announcement of reasons school going under Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/prestige-academy-formal-review-for-enrollment-academic-academy-of-dover-academic-financial-freire-de-design-lab-low-enrollment/

4/25/15: Timeline for Freire’s formal review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/freire-charter-school-of-wilmington-formal-review-notification-timeline/

5/15/15: Timeline for school’s formal review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/timeline-for-delaware-charter-schools-going-through-formal-review/

5/18/15: Charter School Accountability Committee’s initial report on Formal Review for school: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/academy-of-dover-freire-de-design-lab-prestige-academy-get-their-initial-formal-review-meeting-reports/

5/19/14: Bill Porter removed as Head of School at Freire: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/bill-porter-removed-as-head-of-school-for-freire-charter-school-in-Wilmington/

5/21/15: Midtown Brandywine Neighborhood Association gets attorney in battle against Freire: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/midtown-brandywine-neighborhood-association-lawyers-up-to-stop-freire-charter-school-from-opening/

5/23/15: Public Hearing transcript for Freire: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/23/academy-of-dover-freire-official-public-hearing-transcripts/

6/1/15: Notice of Final Charter School Accountability Committee meeting for June 3rd: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/last-chance-meeting-for-academy-of-dover-prestige-and-de-design-lab-on-wednesday-freire-will-be-saved-by-jack-and-murphy/

6/5/15: Charter School Accountability Final Report & Probation recommendation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/official-probation-recommendations-for-academy-of-dover-freire-prestige-academy-and-de-design-lab/

6/9/15: Notification of Final Public Hearing for school’s Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/final-public-hearings-for-freire-prestige-academy-and-de-design-lab-tonight-at-5pm-academy-of-dover-tomorrow-at-6pm/

6/11/15: Notification of end of public comment period for Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/tomorrow-is-the-last-day-to-give-public-comment-on-academy-of-dover-freire-prestige-academy-de-design-lab/

6/14/15: DOE & Markell looking the other way for Freire: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/14/is-the-doe-turning-a-blind-eye-for-governor-markells-friends-at-freire/

6/15/15: Agenda for State Board meeting & Formal Review decisions to be made by Secretary Murphy & State Board: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/state-board-of-education-meeting-on-thursday-promises-to-be-one-for-the-ages-charter-decisions-teacher-regulations/

6/18/15: State Board decision on Freire’s Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/freire-charter-school-in-wilmington-state-board-decision-probation/

7/18/15: Freire vs. Midtown Brandywine Neighborhood Association and upcoming court appearance: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/18/freire-charter-school-in-wilmington-goes-to-court/

9/7/15: Freire’s request for alternate teacher evaluation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/the-rules-dont-seem-to-apply-for-freire-charter-school-in-delaware/

9/9/15: Update on Freire’s request for their own teacher evaluation system: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/09/update-on-freire-getting-their-own-teacher-evaluation-system/

9/14/15: Minor modification request by Freire under scrutiny: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/14/serious-questions-about-delaware-secretary-of-education-charter-modification-approvals/

10/5/15: Markell and Freire: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/governor-markell-to-attend-freires-ribbon-cutting-ceremony-later-today/

1/27/16: Why didn’t Freire announce their bomb threat today to the public?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/why-didnt-freire-charter-school-in-wilmington-announce-their-bomb-threat-today/

5/13/16: Bullying and fighting at Freire: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/howard-high-school-of-technology-protecting-group-of-students-who-jumped-a-student-at-freire-charter-school/

7/19/16: Freire cutting deals with parents if they don’t opt their kid out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/breaking-news-freire-charter-school-gave-students-as-on-final-exams-if-parents-didnt-opt-them-out/

Gateway Lab School

11/18/14: Charter School Accountability Committee wants to shut down Gateway: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/mark-murphy-governor-markell-targeting-gateway-reach-making-room-for-priority-charters-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-apl_jax-rceaprez-ecpaige-nannyfat-netde-delaware-edude-edchat/

11/25/14: Numbers don’t add up re: Gateway decision compared to DAPSS: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/gateway-lab-school-recommended-to-close-but-de-academy-public-safety-security-gets-a-pass-something-is-very-wrong-here-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-tnj_malbright-wdel-wboc/

12/9/14: Reblog from Kilroy’s Delaware: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/09/group-of-delaware-legislators-come-out-in-support-of-gateway-charter-school/

12/10/14: Gateway Public Hearing regarding potential closure: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/as-priority-schools-receive-extension-gateway-parents-speak-up-tonight-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-roof_o-tnj_malbright-netde-edude-delaware-edchat-priorit/

12/11/14: More on the Public Hearing: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/gateway-reach-try-to-save-their-schools-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-nannyfat-netde-edude-delaware-edchat-savegatewaylab/

12/19/14: Gateway saved at State Board of Education meeting: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/19/gateway-lab-school-saved-in-close-state-boe-vote-no-thanks-to-pat-heffernan-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-ecpaige-nannyfat/

4/30/15: How the Governor’s Advisory Council for Exceptional Citizens says one thing to support Gateway’s Charter Renewal but contradicts themselves with opt out bill: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/gacec-letter-of-support-for-gateway-lab-school-contradicts-opposition-letter-re-house-bill-50/

7/15/15: Leadership Changes for 2015 school year: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/delaware-charter-school-leadership-changes/

5/24/16: Did the Gateway board violate FOIA?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/05/24/in-todays-game-can-you-spot-the-foia-violation/

7/30/16: The big goof on my part about Gateway with corrections!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/07/30/the-smear-campaign-at-the-delaware-auditors-office-what-the-news-journal-didnt-tell-you/

7/31/16: Exceptional Delaware makes a mistake and owns up to it!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/07/31/an-apology-to-gateway-lab-school/

Great Oaks Charter School

6/29/15: Their 2015 Charter School Performance Fund application: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/great-oaks-charter-school-performance-award-application/

9/20/15: Joel Klein speaking at Great Oaks. Why and what does Rodel have to do with it: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/20/great-oaks-charter-charging-100-a-seat-to-hear-joel-klein-talk-about-education/

10/29/15: The bias in a Delaware today article about Delaware charters in Wilmington: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/29/delaware-today-article-has-overwhelming-bias-for-wilmington-charter-schools/

1/12/16: Modification request for enrollment changes: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/downtown-first-state-montessori-great-oaks-look-to-expand-while-dapss-prestige-academy-look-to-shrink/

2/14/16: Will low enrollment at Great Oaks contribute to bigger issues at Community Education Building?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/14/will-the-community-education-building-shut-down-not-looking-good/

3/23/16: Secretary Godowsky approves Great Oaks minor modification for more students: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/state-board-of-education-approved-modifications-for-dapss-de-design-lab-first-state-montessori-prestige-odyssey-and-kuumba/

Kuumba Academy

10/4/14: Money problems at Kuumba: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/did-kuumba-academy-get-their-money-problems-solved-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dwablog-delawareonline-netde-edude/

10/6/14: Special Ed numbers at Kuumba keep changing: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/foia-update-to-kuumba-and-their-425000-charter-performance-fund-award-how-charters-can-commit-fraud-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dwablog-nannyfat-netde-edude/

10/7/14: Kuumba changing low-income numbers?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/10/07/kuumba-academy-manipulating-low-income-data-in-application-for-charter-school-performance-fund-award-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dwablog-nannyfat-delawareonline-tnj/

9/30/15: State Auditor busts Kuumba in charter fraud: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/kuumba-academy-delaware-college-prep-leaders-busted-in-state-auditors-report-thomas-edison-mot-pass/

9/30/15: When will the Delaware charter fraud stop?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/kuumba-de-college-prep-academy-of-dover-family-foundations-providence-creek-de-military-academy-pencader-when-do-we-make-it-stop/

12/23/15: Kuumba blasts the State Auditor Investigation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/23/kuumba-academy-blasts-state-auditor-over-findings-from-investigation/

1/20/16: U.S. Secretary of Education John King coming to Kuumba: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/the-guy-the-us-senate-will-never-confirm-aka-john-king-is-visiting-delaware-on-Friday/

1/23/16: U.S. Secretary of Education visits Kuumba Academy: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/redlining-the-doe-press-release-on-acting-secretary-john-kings-visit-to-Delaware/

2/22/16: Kuumba’s minor modification request for more students: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/charter-modification-update-dapss-de-design-lab-first-state-montessori-get-thumbs-up-from-doe/

3/23/16: State Board of Education approves their modification request: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/state-board-of-education-approved-modifications-for-dapss-de-design-lab-first-state-montessori-prestige-odyssey-and-kuumba/

5/5/16: Oops! Sounds like this school got more money than they should have!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/auditor-report-on-930-enrollment-counts-shows-inconsistency-statewide-major-reporting-issues-at-4-delaware-charters/

6/15/16: When will Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn hold charter leaders and employees accountable for manipulation of funds?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/as-matt-denn-goes-on-an-arrest-indictment-spree-in-other-state-agencies-charter-leaders-still-arent-facing-the-music/

Las Americas ASPIRAS

6/29/15: Their application for 2015 Charter School Performance Fund: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/las-americas-aspira-academy-charter-school-performance-award-application/

10/5/15: Charters get out of DPAS-II teacher evaluation system with their own evaluation systems: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/seven-delaware-charters-bow-out-of-dpas-ii-teacher-evaluation-system/

11/3/15: School lies to parents about opt-out threats: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/las-americas-aspiras-lies-to-parents-about-opt-out-federal-funding-cuts/

2/4/16: Colonial Superintendent Dusty Blakey invited to join Las Americas ASPIRAS board of directors: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/04/can-a-superintendent-of-a-school-district-join-a-charter-school-board/

6/5/16: Colonial Superintendent joins Las Americas ASPIRA board: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/colonial-superintendent-dusty-blakey-joins-board-of-las-americas-aspiras-charter-school/

Mapleton Charter School at Whitehall (never opened)

6/29/15: Their 2015 Charter School Performance Award application: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/mapleton-charter-school-at-whitehall-performance-award-application/

9/19/15: First announcement of major modification request: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/mapleton-charter-submits-major-modification-to-move-to-kent-county-lower-enrollment-change-name/

9/21/15: Major Modification request to change name and move to Dover: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/mapleton-charter-wants-to-open-discovery-charter-school-in-dover/

10/13/15: Mapleton is a no-show at their major modification meeting: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/13/mapleton-charter-school-a-no-show-at-their-own-major-modification-meeting-today/

10/28/15: Mapleton withdraws modification request, has to reapply for new charter: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/mapleton-charter-withdraws-modification-has-to-start-over-with-new-application/

1/30/16: Official letter from Mapleton handing in their charter: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/hasta-la-vista-mapleton-charter-school-at-whitehall/

MOT Charter School

3/27/15: MOT’s letter about opt-out to parents: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/mot-charter-schools-insanely-bizarre-parent-letter-about-smarter-balanced-opt-out/

5/15/15: Odds on charter renewal: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/mot-charter-renewal-appears-to-be-a-slam-dunk/

9/30/15: MOT passes State Auditor investigation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/kuumba-academy-delaware-college-prep-leaders-busted-in-state-auditors-report-thomas-edison-mot-pass/

10/18/15: Things look good for the school in their initial charter renewal report: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/campus-community-school-providence-creek-academy-mot-charter-school-charter-renewal-initial-reports/

10/21/15: MOT leader Linda Jennings to resign: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/mot-charter-schools-linda-jennings-resigns-as-head-of-school/

11/11/15: Charter School Accountability Committee recommends charter renewal: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/three-delaware-charters-cleared-for-charter-renewal-by-doe/

12/17/15: MOT gets “Reward School” status: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/doe-recognizes-mot-charter-sussex-academy-as-reward-schools-while-low-income-title-i-schools-are-labeled/

12/17/15: MOT gets their charter renewed: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/campus-community-mot-and-providence-creek-all-get-their-charters-renewed/

Moyer (now closed)

2/15/15: Suspension rates article: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/holy-freire-batman-prestige-academy-moyer-had-highest-charter-suspension-rates-over-60-of-students/

Newark Charter School

12/5/15: ACLU lawsuit, Newark Charter School named in complaint: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/blockbuster-aclu-sues-delaware-for-segregated-charter-schools/

6/29/15: Their application for the 2015 Charter School Performance Fund: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/newark-charter-school-performance-fund-application/

7/7/15: NCS wins big money in Delaware Charter School Performance Fund: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/the-2015-charter-school-performance-award-winners-who-won-big-who-won-some-who-got-the-shaft/

9/4/15: NCS Leader Greg Meece brags about SBAC scores: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/04/newark-charter-schools-greg-meece-boasting-about-high-smarter-scores-after-meltdown-over-news-journal-exclusion/

11/13/15: Newark Charter School Network? What is This?https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/breaking-exlusive-mammoth-news-newark-charter-school-network-or-the-attempt/

11/15/15: The Mystery Revealed: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/so-which-school-did-newark-charter-want-to-join-their-coalition/

2/5/16: NCS gets award for being something they are not: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/newark-charter-school-recognized-as-a-distinguished-title-i-school-but-they-arent-a-title-i-school/

2/6/16: NCS’ new enrollment guidelines for Kindergartners causes disability discrimination: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/06/newark-charter-school-denies-lottery-to-6-year-old-girl-with-rare-disability/

2/7/16: Greg Meece responds to my email about the NCS lottery system and Kindergarten students: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/07/greg-meece-from-newark-charter-school-responds-to-my-email-about-their-lottery-process-with-kindergarten-students/

2/8/16: She got in the lottery!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/breaking-news-newark-charter-school-let-her-in-the-lottery/

3/7/16: Senator Sokola, NCS, the IRS, and exemption of form 1099: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/senator-sokola-newark-charter-schools-smoking-gun-with-the-irs/

7/3/16: Is Senator Sokola using a practice at his beloved NCS to harm teachers?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/07/03/student-parent-surveys-only-seem-to-benefit-administrator-at-one-delaware-charter-school/

7/24/16: Newark Charter and their Social Engineering Enrollment Practices: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/newark-charter-school-continues-their-discriminatory-social-engineering-enrollment-practices/

8/2/16: Why does Newark Charter School pay $445,000 in student body activity expenses?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/student-body-activity-in-delaware-schools-a-hotbed-for-fraud-abuse-why-is-118126-88-such-an-important-number/

8/5/16: Is this where NCS uses their Student Body Activity revenue?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/how-newark-charter-school-cooked-their-books-to-break-the-law-in-delaware/

Odyssey Charter School

12/17/14: Will Nick Manolakos Leave Odyssey? Details: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/will-odyssey-charter-school-headmaster-swim-downstream-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-tnj_albright-avi_wa-netde-edude-delaware-edchat/

6/24/15: Potential financial problems at Odyssey: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/odyssey-charter-school-having-huge-problems-spent-700000-over-budget-this-year/

6/29/15: Odyssey’s Charter School Performance Fund Application: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/odyssey-charter-school-applies-for-performance-fund-they-dont-even-qualify-for/

11/23/15: What happened to Odyssey’s opn house for their new high school? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/23/odyssey-charter-pauses-on-their-journey-to-expand/

11/28/15: Odyssey wants more money!https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/odyssey-charter-school-and-other-successful-charters-want-money-to-grow/

1/30/16: What is the relationship between the future of Odyssey and their bondholder?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/30/odysseys-future-tied-to-their-bondholder/

3/23/16: State Board of Education approves their modification request: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/state-board-of-education-approved-modifications-for-dapss-de-design-lab-first-state-montessori-prestige-odyssey-and-kuumba/

8/2/16: What is going on with expense coding at Odyssey?  Why are funds being switched?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/08/02/student-body-activity-in-delaware-schools-a-hotbed-for-fraud-abuse-why-is-118126-88-such-an-important-number/

 

Positive Outcomes

7/18/14: Kent County charters and district schools w/special education: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/special-education-statistics-part-iii-kent-county-publics-vs-charters-netde-edude-delaware_gove/

10/5/15: Charters get out of DPAS-II teacher evaluation system with their own evaluation systems: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/seven-delaware-charters-bow-out-of-dpas-ii-teacher-evaluation-system/

Prestige Academy

1/31/15: Head of School announces resignation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/jack-perry-to-resign-as-executive-director-at-prestige-academy/

1/31/15: Having a board meeting at a restaurant: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/prestige-academy-violates-its-own-charter-at-december-board-meeting-at-a-bar/

1/31/15: Navigating through Prestige’s maze of a website: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/31/lets-play-a-game-its-called-find-the-current-prestige-academy-board-minutes/

2/15/15: Suspension rates article: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/15/holy-freire-batman-prestige-academy-moyer-had-highest-charter-suspension-rates-over-60-of-students/

4/13/15: State Board agenda shows schools put up for Formal Review but no reason why: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/prestige-academy-freire-de-design-lab-and-academy-of-dover-all-getting-formal-review/

4/15/15: First announcement of reasons school going under Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/prestige-academy-formal-review-for-enrollment-academic-academy-of-dover-academic-financial-freire-de-design-lab-low-enrollment/

5/15/15: Timeline for school’s formal review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/timeline-for-delaware-charter-schools-going-through-formal-review/

5/18/15: Charter School Accountability Committee’s initial report on Formal Review for school: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/18/academy-of-dover-freire-de-design-lab-prestige-academy-get-their-initial-formal-review-meeting-reports/

6/1/15: Notice of Final Charter School Accountability Committee meeting for June 3rd: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/last-chance-meeting-for-academy-of-dover-prestige-and-de-design-lab-on-wednesday-freire-will-be-saved-by-jack-and-murphy/

6/5/15: Charter School Accountability Final Report & Probation recommendation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/05/official-probation-recommendations-for-academy-of-dover-freire-prestige-academy-and-de-design-lab/

6/9/15: Notification of Final Public Hearing for school’s Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/09/final-public-hearings-for-freire-prestige-academy-and-de-design-lab-tonight-at-5pm-academy-of-dover-tomorrow-at-6pm/

6/11/15: Notification of end of public comment period for Formal Review: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/tomorrow-is-the-last-day-to-give-public-comment-on-academy-of-dover-freire-prestige-academy-de-design-lab/

6/15/15: Agenda for State Board meeting & Formal Review decisions to be made by Secretary Murphy & State Board: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/state-board-of-education-meeting-on-thursday-promises-to-be-one-for-the-ages-charter-decisions-teacher-regulations/

6/18/15: State Board and Secretary Murphy give school probation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/18/prestige-academy-state-board-decision-probation/

7/15/15: Leadership Changes for 2015 school year: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/delaware-charter-school-leadership-changes/

11/1/15: Unfounded rumors about Prestige Academy: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/01/rumors-swirling-about-prestige-academy-closing-in-january-2016/

1/12/16: Modification request for enrollment changes: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/downtown-first-state-montessori-great-oaks-look-to-expand-while-dapss-prestige-academy-look-to-shrink/

1/31/16: Is there some falsehood in their modification request?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/31/did-prestige-academy-lie-in-their-major-modification-request/

3/23/16: State Board of Education approves their modification request: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/state-board-of-education-approved-modifications-for-dapss-de-design-lab-first-state-montessori-prestige-odyssey-and-kuumba/

5/20/16: Prestige is up for charter renewal this year.  Will they survive it?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/will-prestige-academy-survive-charter-renewal/

Providence Creek Academy

7/18/14: Kent County charters and district schools w/special education: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/special-education-statistics-part-iii-kent-county-publics-vs-charters-netde-edude-delaware_gove/

11/3/14: The Incidents at PCA w/a gun and a threat: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/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/

11/4/14: A hot mess at PCA as parents freak out: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/update-on-providence-creek-academys-hot-mess-this-is-why-transparency-is-needed-from-de-charters-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-dwablog-ecpaige-nannyfat-netde-edude-delaware/

11/6/14: Parent complains to me I’m not saying anything positive: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/06/parent-at-providence-creek-academy-requested-positive-comments-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-ecpaige-apl_jax-nannyfat-delawarebats-delaware-edchat-netde-edude/

11/9/14: Update on the week from hell: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/update-on-providence-creek-academys-week-from-hell-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-ecpaige-nannyfat-netde-edude-delaware/

12/17/14: Rumor about new Principal for school from Odyssey: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/will-odyssey-charter-school-headmaster-swim-downstream-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-tnj_albright-avi_wa-netde-edude-delaware-edchat/

5/11/15: School asking parents not to opt students out of Smarter Balanced Assessment due to charter renewal: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/campus-community-providence-creek-begging-parents-not-to-opt-out-cause-of-charter-renewal/

5/12/15: Board minutes reveal State Audit Investigation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/providence-creek-academy-also-under-review-by-delaware-state-auditor/

5/12/15: PCA responds to DOE about investigation by State Auditor: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/12/providence-creek-academy-responds-to-doe-about-state-auditor-investigation/

7/15/15: Leadership Changes for 2015 school year: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/delaware-charter-school-leadership-changes/

7/16/15: Interim Head of School Chuck Taylor resigns from DOE Charter School Accountability Committee: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/chuck-taylor-resigns-from-does-charter-school-accountability-committee/

7/25/15: State Auditor coming to PCA for visits: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/providence-creek-academy-singing-the-p-card-blues-during-state-auditor-visits/

10/1/15: How PCA fixed their own mess! https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/providence-creek-academys-p-card-misappropriation-of-funds-but-how-they-took-quick-action/

10/18/15: Things look good for the school in their initial charter renewal report: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/campus-community-school-providence-creek-academy-mot-charter-school-charter-renewal-initial-reports/

11/11/15: Charter School Accountability Committee recommends charter renewal: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/three-delaware-charters-cleared-for-charter-renewal-by-doe/

12/17/15: PCA gets their charter renewed: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/campus-community-mot-and-providence-creek-all-get-their-charters-renewed/

1/27/16: PCA Audit Inspection released from Auditor of Accounts!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/providence-creek-academy-state-audit-inspection-released-rehab-costs-las-vegas-trip-p-card-abuses/

1/27/16: In light of their own financial abuse, why is PCA backing Sokola’s charter audit bill?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/providence-creek-academy-knew-about-their-financial-abuse-still-backed-sokolas-non-transparency-audit-bill/

1/27/16: PCA responds to Audit Inspection Report!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/27/providence-creek-academys-official-response-to-the-auditors-report/

6/15/16: When will Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn hold charter leaders and employees accountable for manipulation of funds?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/as-matt-denn-goes-on-an-arrest-indictment-spree-in-other-state-agencies-charter-leaders-still-arent-facing-the-music/

7/29/16: Chuck Taylor still around, teacher issues, and parents pulling kids out over school-created assessments in early grades: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/07/27/delaware-education-funding-teacher-salaries-for-district-charters-by-student/

Reach Academy For Girls (now closed)

11/18/14: Charter School Accountability Committee wants to shut down Reach: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/mark-murphy-governor-markell-targeting-gateway-reach-making-room-for-priority-charters-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-apl_jax-rceaprez-ecpaige-nannyfat-netde-delaware-edude-edchat/

12/11/14: Reach parents speak against closure at Public Hearing: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/gateway-reach-try-to-save-their-schools-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-nannyfat-netde-edude-delaware-edchat-savegatewaylab/

Sussex Academy

12/5/14: ACLU lawsuit, Sussex Academy named in complaint: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/blockbuster-aclu-sues-delaware-for-segregated-charter-schools/

7/6/15: How the school got a pool: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/sussex-academy-gets-a-pool-donated-by-board-members-two-sons-their-real-estate-company/

9/12/15: Sussex Academy Smarter Balanced results compared to area districts and schools: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/12/poverty-matters-smarter-balanced-impact-the-sussex-academy-effect/

12/17/15: Sussex Academy gets “Reward Status” designation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/17/doe-recognizes-mot-charter-sussex-academy-as-reward-schools-while-low-income-title-i-schools-are-labeled/

2/21/16: The “honor” Sussex Academy got from the Delaware DOE: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/21/delaware-doe-honors-13-schools-for-doing-good-on-high-stakes-testing/

Thomas Edison Charter School

6/24/15: 1st mention of State Audit Investigation in their board minutes: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/thomas-edison-charter-school-confirms-communication-with-state-auditors-office-minutes-show-hiding-information-from-independent-auditors-slams-smarter-balanced-assessment/

9/7/15: State Audit Investigation as per school’s board minutes: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/07/thomas-edison-charter-school-definitely-under-investigation-by-state-auditor/

9/30/15: Thomas Edison passes State Auditor investigation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/kuumba-academy-delaware-college-prep-leaders-busted-in-state-auditors-report-thomas-edison-mot-pass/

Delaware Charter Schools Network

8/1/14: Googling DCSN and Special Education: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/googling-delaware-charter-schools-network-special-education-netde-edude-delawarebats/

12/6/14: Kendall Massett and ACLU Complaint and “Myths”: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/delaware-charter-school-networks-kendall-massett-says-aclu-complaints-are-myths-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-apl_jax-rceaprez-rodelde-dedeptofed-nannyfat-tnj_malbright-delawarebats-netde/

12/13/14: FFA & DCSN Connections: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/de-charter-school-network-connections-with-family-foundations-academy-disaester-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-tnj_malbright-doverpost-thestatenews-destateboarded-dedeptofed-governormarkell-wsj-th/

12/17/14: Sean Moore from FFA off DCNS Board: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/17/family-foundations-acad-head-of-school-sean-moore-no-longer-treasurer-of-delaware-charter-school-network-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-nannyfat-ecpaige-tnj_markell-avi_wa-wboc-w/

12/26/14: Redlining DCSN article from their website: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/an-inside-look-at-the-mindset-of-the-delaware-charter-schools-network-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-ecpaige-nannyfat-roof_o-delawarebats-badassteachersa-avi_wa-tnj_malbright-ne/

3/25/15: Kendall Massett interferes with Special Education legislation: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/iep-task-force-bill-tabled-due-to-delaware-charter-schools-network-interference/

4/8/15: DCSN and State Rep. against charter audit bill in News Journal article: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/delaware-charter-schools-network-state-rep-michael-ramone-fend-off-charter-school-auditing-house-bill-53/

4/24/15: Lobbying against House Bill 50: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/who-are-the-house-bill-50-lobbyists-easy-to-pick-out-the-pro-con-crowd-on-this-one/

6/17/15: DCSN recruiting parents to try to stop House Bill 186: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/action-reaction-delaware-charter-school-network-is-stopping-audit-bills-email-the-house-now-in-support-of-hb-186/

6/20/15: DCSN trying to get parents to block passage of House Bill 186: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/20/hell-hath-no-fury-like-a-state-rep-scorned-seven-charter-schools-under-investigation-by-state-auditor/

6/24/15: State Rep. Earl Jaques refuses to release House Bill 186 from House Education Committee: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/earl-jaques-release-that-bill-why-are-you-not-releasing-it-that-is-the-frightening-question/

6/24/15: My email to Kendall Massett about charter school fraud: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/my-email-to-kendall-massett-with-delaware-charter-schools-network-over-the-scandals-fraud-in-delaware-charter-schools/

6/28/15: Kendall Massett video about web navigation and House Bill 186: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/28/kendall-massett-teaches-parents-how-to-use-computers-and-oppose-legislation-that-makes-de-charter-schools-accountable/

7/11/15: DCSN’s impact on Public Education in Delaware: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/11/how-much-influence-on-education-policy-does-rodel-delaware-charter-schools-network-and-the-de-business-roundtable-really-have/

9/28/15: Kendall Massett’s response to Delaware Met fiasco: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/kendall-massett-thinks-del-met-team-should-get-more-time-the-students-cant-afford-that/

11/3/15: DCSN’s IDEA Award Winners for 2015: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/03/delaware-charter-schools-network-annual-award-winners/

12/1/15: Kendall Massett and I agree on something?  Say it isn’t so!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/kendall-massett-and-i-agree-on-something-del-met-other-charter-news/

1/18/16: The House Bill 186 charter school audit legislation mess!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/the-sokola-williams-house-bill-186-charter-funding-town-hall-debate-what-if-we-are-all-wrong/

2/22/16: Reblog from Delaware First State: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/02/22/members-of-the-general-assembly-asked-ag-denn-if-the-executive-director-of-the-delaware-charter-schools-network-should-be-registered-as-a-lobbyist/

6/9/16: How much influence does DCSN have over an Office of Civil Rights investigation?: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/15-months-later-no-answers-from-office-of-civil-rights-on-aclu-complaint-about-segregation-in-delaware-schools-thereval-naacp/

Delaware Charter Collaborative (East Side, Kuumba, Prestige, Thomas Edison: Alternate Teacher Evaluation System)

2/8/15: Questioning how these charters got their own teacher evaluation system outside of DPAS-II: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/24/thomas-edison-charter-school-confirms-communication-with-state-auditors-office-minutes-show-hiding-information-from-independent-auditors-slams-smarter-balanced-assessment/

Delaware Charter School History

7/19/15: 1st Teaser for Delaware Charter School War: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/secret/

7/19/15: 2nd Teaser for Delaware Charter School War: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/do-you-want-to-know-a-secret/

7/19/15: 3rd Teaser for Delaware Charter School War: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/the-secret-is-coming/

7/20/15: Prologue to Delaware Charter School War: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/prologue-to-delaware-charter-war-cherry-picking-counseling-out-choice-fraud-and-discrimination/

7/22/15: Part 1 of Delaware Charter School War going over history of charters in Delaware: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/22/delaware-charter-war-part-1-the-birth-of-charter-school-of-wilmington-counseling-out-cherry-picking-of-delaware-students/

Delaware Charter Schools (as a whole)

6/14/14: Special education populations at Delaware district schools and charters- F grades: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/these-schools-in-delaware-get-a-big-f-grade-for-special-education/

6/15/14: Special education populations at Delaware district schools and charters- D grades: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/15/which-schools-got-a-d-in-special-education-in-delaware-find-out-here/

6/17/14: Special education populations at Delaware district schools and charters- C grades: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/schools-in-delaware-with-a-grade-of-c-for-special-education/

6/19/14: Special education populations at Delaware district schools and charters- B grades: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/schools-that-got-a-grade-of-b-for-special-education-in-delaware/

6/19/14: Special education populations at Delaware district schools and charters- A, A+, A++ grades: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/which-delaware-schools-got-an-a-a-or-super-a-for-special-education-populations/

7/20/14: Discrimination and Special Education in Delaware charters and the USA: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/07/20/horrible-special-education-in-charter-schools-isnt-just-a-delaware-thing-usa-snapshot-netde-edude-delaware_gov/

8/15/14: Accountability & Transparency: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/charter-school-accountability-transparency-in-delaware-how-do-they-rate-netde-edude-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-tnj-malbright/

9/18/14: Students with disabilities do poorly at Delaware charters: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/09/18/students-with-disabilities-at-most-delaware-charters-do-poorly-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-destateboarded-netde-edude/

11/20/14: September 30th Count report and charter special education populations: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/september-30th-unit-count-report-from-delaware-doe-wspecial-education-units-charters-still-underserving-students-with-disabilities-kilroysdelaware-ed_in_de-rceaprez-apl_jax-ecpaige-nannyfat-r/

12/5/14: ACLU Lawsuit against DOE & Red Clay over charters: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/blockbuster-aclu-sues-delaware-for-segregated-charter-schools/

1/15/15: Wilmington City Council bans new charters: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/wilmington-city-council-votes-for-moratorium-on-new-charter-schools-in-the-city/

1/18/15: ACLU reacts to Wilmington City Council ban on new charters: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/message-from-the-de-aclu-in-wake-of-wilmington-city-council-vote-to-ban-new-charter-schools/

1/19/15: Call for charter board meeting recordings: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/vice-president-biden-wants-body-cameras-for-police-why-cant-we-get-charter-boards-to-record-their-meetings/

1/27/15: House Bill 29 (became HB56) calls for moratorium on new charter schools in Wilmington: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/delaware-house-bill-29-moratorium-on-all-new-wilmington-charter-school-applications/

2/1/15: Why I write about charters: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/why-am-i-always-picking-on-delaware-charter-schools/

2/4/15: Reblog from Diane Ravitch about traditional public schools performing better than charters: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/edushyster-college-completion-rates-public-schools-beat-charters/

2/8/15: Charter school teachers getting preferential treatment: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/charter-school-teachers-getting-preferential-treatment-at-market-street-village-discrimination-against-public-school-teachers/

2/10/15: Markell’s office plays Spin City over charter teacher housing story: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/markells-office-plays-spin-city-on-housing-discounts-for-charter-teachers-while-other-teachers-fume/

2/14/15: Valentine’s Day Charter School website audit: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/happy-valentines-day-de-doe-authorized-charter-schools-from-the-transparency-cupid/

2/23/15: US DOE guidance tells charters not to have specific interest unless it benefits under-advantaged students: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/federal-guidance-states-specific-interest-is-not-an-enrollment-preference-for-charters-delaware-in-violation/

3/11/15: My email to charter and district leaders about opt-out: 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/

3/17/15: Reblog from Diane Ravitch about charter schools and hedge funds: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/transcript-juan-gonzalez-on-hedge-funds-and-charters/

4/4/15: Charter heads and board members as of 4/4/15: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/the-charter-lords-boards-of-delaware/

4/24/15: Charters under Investigation by State Auditor: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/breaking-news-state-auditors-office-looking-at-more-than-family-foundations-academy-of-dover/

5/6/15: Reblog from Kilroy’s about House Bill 61: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/05/06/h-b61-moves-out-of-house-ed-committee-now-the-question-is-will-it-fall-to-another-desk-drawer-veto/

6/14/15: Special ed director for new charter school caught in big fat lie: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/14/charter-schools-must-really-think-parents-are-complete-idiots-this-time-it-blew-up-in-their-face/

6/19/15: Reblog from Kilroy’s, old article abut Red Clay as charter authorizer: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/19/red-clay-to-slow-its-runaway-charter-school-train/

6/25/15: My email to General Assembly leaders about House Bills 186 and 61: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/my-email-to-rep-pete-schwartzkopf-senator-patricia-blevins-about-house-bills-186-61/

6/27/15: Delaware Charter School Transportation Slush fund in state code: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/27/the-delaware-charter-school-tranportation-slush-fund-fully-revealed-in-state-code-epilogue-language/

6/29/15: House Bill 186 for charter school financial audits: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/house-bill-186-is-1-with-a-bullet-aimed-directly-at-charter-school-accountability/

6/29/15: Delaware Charter School Assessment- The Smarter Charter Assessment: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/forget-sbac-its-the-smarter-charter-assessment-will-you-be-proficient/

6/30/15: House Bill 186 passes the House: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/06/30/house-bill-186-charter-school-post-audit-with-state-auditor-legislation-passes-delaware-house/

7/1/15: 2015 Delaware DOE and US DOE Special Education findings for Delaware: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/01/delaware-school-districts-charter-schools-and-vo-techs-special-education-ratings-by-the-delaware-doe-state-ratings-by-the-us-doe/

7/2/15: Delaware legislation that should have passed by 6/30/15 but didn’t, quite a bit of charter legislation in here: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/delaware-education-legislation-that-should-have-passed-in-the-148th-general-assembly/

7/5/15: Members of 148th General Assembly in Delaware turn blind eye to charter fraud: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/charter-school-fraud-ignored-by-delaware-house-republicans-education-chair-jaques-senator-sokola/

7/7/15: Delaware Charter School Performance Award winners: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/the-2015-charter-school-performance-award-winners-who-won-big-who-won-some-who-got-the-shaft/

7/8/15: Reblog from Diane Ravitch on Charter School Waste, Fraud & Mismanagement: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/report-more-than-200-million-in-charter-school-waste-fraud-and-mismanagement-is-tip-of-the-iceberg/

7/23/15: Newswork’s Article about too many charters in Wilmington: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/avi-wolfman-arents-fantastic-education-articles-two-days-in-a-row-charters-graduation-rates/

7/23/15: Reblog from Seattle Education article on KIPP Charter Schools and Special Education: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/how-kipp-charter-school-handles-special-ediep-students/

7/25/15: 2015 check on Delaware Charter School transparency: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/25/delaware-charter-school-compliance-and-transparency-report-2015/

7/30/15: 2015 Title I Allocations for Delaware districts and charters: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/07/30/2015-title-i-allocations-for-all-delaware-districts-and-charters/

8/6/15: Reblog from Kilroys about Secretary Lowery & Delaware charter oversight: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/delaware-sec-of-ed-lowery-needs-to-either-step-up-or-step-down/

8/11/15: Reblog from Kavips, The charter effect on local school districts: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/08/11/21-million-leaks-out-of-christina-over-to-choice-and-charters/

8/15/15: Legal definition of charter school in Delaware: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/08/15/what-is-the-legal-definition-of-a-charter-school-in-Delaware/

8/16/15: One of my tongue-in-cheek made-up stories based on reality which I deleted and brought back from the dead: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/08/16/previously-deleted-article-finds-its-way-back-in-celebration-of-mark-murphy-ahem-stepping-down/

9/5/15: My reaction to Washington State Supreme Court ruling on charter schools: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/05/washington-supreme-court-ruling-on-charters-not-being-public-schools-could-this-happen-in-Delaware/

9/10/15: Smarter Balanced results for Delaware charters compared to their low-income status: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/poverty-matters-the-smarter-balanced-impact-delaware-charter-schools/

9/12/15: Reblog from Delaware First State about legality of charter schools: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/12/charter-school-laws-are-they-legal-or-not-part-1/

9/19/15: Smarter Balanced Opt-Out Awards 2015: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/the-exceptional-delaware-reward-recognition-priority-focus-and-focus-plus-schools-of-2015/

9/23/15: Reblog of Diane Ravitch article about plans to “privatize” Camden, NJ public schools: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/breaking-news-plans-formed-to-privatize-all-public-schools-in-camden-new-jersey/

9/27/15: Reblog of Diane Ravitch article about 2,500 charter closures in USA: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/a-list-of-2500-charter-schools-that-closed/

9/29/15: Delaware gets no US DOE charter money in grant award: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/delaware-doesnt-get-any-money-from-huge-us-doe-charter-school-grant-award-of-157-million/

9/29/15: US DOE Letter to Charters about Federal spending: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/us-doe-issues-letter-to-charter-schools-regarding-spending-of-federal-funds/

9/30/15: When will the Delaware charter fraud stop? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/kuumba-de-college-prep-academy-of-dover-family-foundations-providence-creek-de-military-academy-pencader-when-do-we-make-it-stop/

10/5/15: Many charters do their own thing with teacher evaluations: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/05/seven-delaware-charters-bow-out-of-dpas-ii-teacher-evaluation-system/

10/6/15: Will DOE add charters to priority status w/ESEA waivers? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/breaking-news-delaware-doe-wants-to-add-charters-to-priority-focus-status-in-esea-waiver-request/

11/8/15: Achievement First Charter School lawsuit: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/lawsuit-accuses-achievement-first-charter-school-of-denying-appropriate-treatment-to-students-with-disabilities/

10/31/15: WEIC & District/Charter Collaboration meeting notes: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/10/31/weics-charter-district-collaboration-meeting-minutes-show-obvious-barriers/

11/13/15: DOE releases latest Charter School Performance reports: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/doe-releases-delaware-charter-school-organizational-and-financial-framework-reports/

11/17/15: September 30th numbers released, how did charters do this year with special education students? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/delaware-special-education-enrollment-numbers-released-students-with-ieps-up-9-5-this-year/

11/17/15: What is Tier 3? https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/charter-update-to-state-board-of-education-puts-8-charters-at-tier-3-status/

11/19/15: DOE blows off selective enrollment at charters: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/doe-ignores-cherry-picking-in-statewide-review-of-educational-opportunities-report-to-state-board/

11/25/15: Reblog from Diane Ravitch on Success Academy’s testing push: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/11/25/paul-fucaloro-director-of-pedagogy-at-success-academy-charter-schools-on-children-as-little-test-taking-machines/

12/2/15: Spotlight on Jennifer Nagourney from the DOE Charter School Office: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/15-who-made-an-impact-in-2015-part-1-jennifer-nagourney/

12/12/15: The Charter Thieves: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/12/15-who-made-an-impact-on-2015-the-charter-thieves/

12/18/15: DOE & State Board’s SREO highlights cherry-picking at Delaware charters!: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/statewide-review-of-education-opportunities-highlights-charter-school-cherry-picking-creaming/

12/20/15: State Rep. talks about charters on Larry Mendte’s Delaware Way: https://exceptionaldelaware.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/john-kowalko-dishes-on-charters-doe-governor-markell-with-larry-mendte/

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