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 Value of College

While college costs a lot and student debt now exceeds credit card debt, the latest Pew Research Center examination of median annual... 

April 23, 2015 | Read more »

HAPPY EARTH DAY, Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Today is Earth Day, 2015. I thought you might be interested in the following facts: The oldest living tree on earth is currently 5,062... 

April 22, 2015 | Read more »

How to Reach the Poorest Kids

How to Reach the Poorest Kids By Jean-Claude Brizard Like most educators, I got into the field because I wanted to make a difference... 

April 20, 2015 | Read more »

Latest Dropout Report

At least one-third of students at more than 1,200 high schools – which collectively serve more than 1.1 million students – don’t... 

April 16, 2015 | Read more »

5 Tips to Use Social Media in Classrooms

Students use social media all of the time.  As educators, we can take advantage of the time students are using by using social media... 

April 14, 2015 | Read more »