Hello, LYS Nation. This is the 2,600thpost to the column. In continuation of our tradition, we will review our progress. 

First, the review

The 1stpost was on Monday, February 16, 2009. 

The 500thpost was on April 7, 2010

The 1,000thpost was on March 7, 2012

The 1,500thpost was on April 7, 2014

The 2,000thpost was on April 21, 2016

The 2,500thpost is was on August 23, 2018

The 2,600thpost is today, January 24, 2018

The top 10 posts (from the last 150 posts) in terms of distribution, have been: 

  1. The Second (of Many) Problems with the A-F School Rating System (9/20/18)
  2. The First (of Many) Problems with the A-F School Rating System (9/19/18)
  3. A New Principal Asks… Rooms of Chaos (11/27/18)
  4. When is the Best Time to Change (9/27/18)
  5. A Reader Writes… A Common Scope and Sequence (8/29/18)
  6. The Problem With Individual Teacher Tests (7/26/18)
  7. Mexico Doesn’t Send Us Its Best – Part 3 (7/24/18)
  8. Chronic Misbehavior (9/12/18)
  9. A Reader Asks… Proof My Resume (11/14/18)
  10. School Performance Drivers – Segregation (10/17/18)

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