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 First Year of High School

Students‘ experiences in their first year of high school often determine their success throughout high school and beyond. Nevertheless,... 

September 30, 2014 | Read more »

Traditional School Discipline No Longer Works

In the past, schools suspended students for such offenses as chewing gum, calling out, jeans, sneakers or wearing short skirts (females)... 

September 26, 2014 | Read more »

Who Says That Money Doesn’t Impact Education?

A recently published working paper by National Bureau of Economic Research, (May 2014) based on nationwide data, found that a 20 percent... 

September 24, 2014 | Read more »

Seventy-Four School Shootings since Sandy Hook

According to data from Everytown for Gun Safety, since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut,... 

September 15, 2014 | Read more »

Chronic Absenteeism by Income, Ethnicity and City

A national report by the nonprofit Attendance Works zooms in on a statistic called “chronic absenteeism,” generally defined... 

September 15, 2014 | Read more »