Franklin's Focus on 5 Areas of Educational Excellence

  1. Dropout Prevention
  2. Increasing Graduation Rates
  3. Narrowing the Achievement Gap
  4. Creating Safe Schools
  5. Improving School Leadership and
    School Culture

Featured Books

Dropout Prevention Fieldbook

A book of action – tools, tips, worksheets, and checklists.... 

Schools Where Teachers Lead

Develop shared leadership and teacher leadership in your school... 

162 Keys to School Success: Be the Best, Hire the Best, Train, Inspire and Retain the Best

Find out how to keep your best teachers on staff, and make sure... 

Franklin's Thoughts

The Coming Teacher Shortage

Large numbers of new teachers and teachers who are ready to retire have left a gap of experienced classroom teachers in Arizona. ... 

November 21, 2014 | Read more »

Blacks and Latinos More Than Half of Nation’s Nongraduates

While there is a national concern about students dropping out, there is less concern about the graduation gap among various minority... 

November 20, 2014 | Read more »

Governors Reject Common Core Standards

The governors of Oklahoma and South Carolina signed bills repealing the Common Core standards, guidelines for children’s achievement... 

November 18, 2014 | Read more »

100 Children Died In Unintentional Shootings In Year After Newtown

A study by Everytown for Gun Safety indicated that at least 100 children were unintentionally killed by gunfire since the mass shooting... 

November 11, 2014 | Read more »

Who Will Teach Our Children?

More teachers are leaving classrooms in order to retire or through resignation.  These teachers cite sever reasons for this: a new... 

November 6, 2014 | Read more »