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

Texas Tutoring Fraud

The Texas Tribune newspaper reported that after an investigation it has uncovered years of inaction by state officials while money... 

July 21, 2014 | Read more »

High School Graduation Rates Improve

In the “Building a Grad Nation” report – which was co-authored by Robert Balfanz, a leading scholar of dropout rates... 

July 15, 2014 | Read more »

Paying For College Made Easy

It is common knowledge that student loan debt is now larger than credit card debt.  Some colleges have shown that they are concerned... 

July 11, 2014 | Read more »

There’s Good News and Bad News About Teenage Smoking

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fewer U.S. teens are smoking cigarettes, but more are getting a nicotine... 

July 8, 2014 | Read more »

For Some For Profit Schools – It’s Not About the Students

I have always believed that For- Profit schools are an oxymoron.  “I saw students who never should have been there, students with... 

July 3, 2014 | Read more »