Franklin Academy Principal Tawan Williams stands in the library at her school. Earlier this year, Williams announced to her teachers Franklin Academy rose from an F to a C-rated school. Williams started as principal at Franklin Academy for the 2015-16 school year.

Failing no more: How principals, teachers at two area schools led their campuses out of MDE's ratings basement

In August, Franklin Academy Principal Tawan Williams walked into the school library where her teachers sat waiting. With a sense of pride and optimism, she delivered the long-awaited news -- Franklin, an elementary school in the struggling Columbus Municipal School District, was a C-rated campus.



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