Franklin H.S. Principal Lorenzo Cabrera and English Teacher Tina Smith Accept 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award in Washington D.C.
Posted by Community Relations on 11/19/2014
Principal Lorenzo Cabrera and English teacher Tina Smith were in Washington, D.C. November 11 where U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored Franklin Police and Fire High School, and 339 other schools with the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools award at a luncheon. The award recognizes public and private schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve at high levels. The schools – 290 public and 50 private - are among nearly 7,900 schools that have received the coveted award over the past 32 years. “These great schools are fulfilling the promise of American education - that all students, no matter their zip code, can flourish when schools provide safe, creative, and challenging learning environments,” Secretary Duncan said.