Good morning, LYS Nation. This is the 600th post to the column and in what has become a LYS tradition, we will review our progress.

First, the review:

The 1st post was on Monday, February 16, 2009.

The 100th post was on April 14, 2009.

The 200th post was on June 10, 2009

The 300th post was on September 2, 2009

The 400th post was on December 16, 2009

The 500th post was on April 7, 2010

The 600th post is on today, Monday, August 2, 2010

It has taken 1 year and 167 days to reach the 600 post milestone.

The 600 posts represent more than 515 pages of single spaced text. That is the equivalent of about a 2,200 page book.

The top six key words have been: Leadership (200); Robert “Bob” Brezina (98); E. Don Brown (87); Principals (86); Campus / School Improvement (64); Teachers (70)

The blog is now officially the vehicle for the conversation of the LYS Nation. If you haven’t sent in a comment, question, observation or opinion, what are you waiting for?

There have been over 19,700 site hits.

There are 524 e-mail subscribers. Thank you!

There are now international readers and e-mail subscribers. Represented nations include the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Mexico, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom

All of this is incredibly exciting; especially when you consider that just a little more than a year ago, every number was 0.

A Little Blatant Self Promotion:

First, if you like the site and you haven’t signed up for the e-mail subscription, please do so. I find that it’s easier to write to people than it is to write to web hits.

Second, if you like the site and find it useful, tell three other people. This blog is a much more powerful resource for school improvement as more and more proactive educators join the conversation.


Thank you so much for reading and responding. This little network that started out as a way for just a couple of schools to stay connected and turned into a small nation of board members, central office administrators, campus leaders, and teachers who are focused on redefining what students are capable of. Who knows what we will discuss in the next 100 posts.

Think. Work. Achieve.

Your turn…