By MyFM's Rick Michaels - A Franklin Elementary School is one of 367 schools across the country being recognized as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The Kennedy Elementary School was named yesterday as an exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School recognized as one of the state’s highest performing in closing achievement gaps between a school’s student groups and all students. In a letter from the Franklin Superintendent of Schools Sara Ahearn to the Franklin Community the letter commends the commitment and dedication of the administration, faculty, and staff working in partnership with the families and students. The 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award Ceremony will be held virtually in November. Franklin’s Kennedy Elementary School is one of six-schools recognized across the state.