SOMERSET, NJ - Five of Franklin Township’s public schools were recently recognized by the Future Ready Schools – New Jersey coalition with certifications emphasizing relative success in leadership, education and classroom practice and technology support and services.
For 2019, bronze-level certificates went to Franklin Middle School - Sampson G. Smith and Hamilton Street campuses, Claremont Elementary School, Pine Grove Manor School, and Franklin Park Elementary School.
FRS-NJ is a certification program designed to promote transformational change in schools and districts throughout New Jersey. The program is a coalition of the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). It is based on the work of the national Future Ready Schools initiative as well as the structure and success of Sustainable Jersey for Schools Certification Program.
The FRS-NJ Indicators of Future Readiness are the heart and soul of the FRS-NJ certification program. Organized at all levels into three overarching themes: Leadership; Education and Classroom Practice; and Technology Support and Services.
The initiative is intended to utilize the national Future Ready framework and New Jersey’s resources to prepare students for success in the digital age. It enables collaboration within and between schools and districts across the state and helps connect educators with resources.
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