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

Top Selling Books

Creating Safe Schools: A Guide for School Leaders, Teachers, Counselors, and Parents

Students, parents, and school staff deserve a safe learning environment. Yet recent... 

Dropout Prevention Fieldbook

A book of action – tools, tips, worksheets, and checklists. There are 71 best... 

Schools Where Teachers Lead

Develop shared leadership and teacher leadership in your school with the real-world,... 

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 your new teachers... 

Franklin's Thoughts

Summer Reading II

Dr. Jean Strait of Hamline University is a friend of mine,  a Professor in Teacher Education and an expert on Service Learning. She is... 

April 21, 2016 | Read more »

Summer Reading

For many of us the summer is an excellent time to catch up on reading. My friend Lee Jenkins, a former superintendent has developed... 

April 19, 2016 | Read more »

Should School Districts Be Punished if Students Do Not Take Tests?

School districts where more than 10 percent of students miss required statewide exams for a second consecutive year will lose funding... 

April 14, 2016 | Read more »

Should 8 year-olds have cell phones?

According to the Daily (United Kingdom) (September 17,2015) an eight-year old girl uploaded sexually explicit video of herself... 

April 12, 2016 | Read more »

Teen Dating Violence

NATIONAL YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION WEEK APRIL 4-8, 2016 Special Feature: Teen Dating Violence Dating violence will affect nearly... 

April 6, 2016 | Read more »