A graduate of Harvard University, Caitlin Franco serves as the Executive Director and Founder of Equality Charter School in New York. In this capacity, she oversees all programs, strategic planning, and administration for the organization and handles fundraising and marketing. Since Caitlin Franco started Equality Charter School, it has become a top-rated school with outstanding results.
When compared to local district 11 in the Bronx in 2016, Equality students surpassed their peers by more than five percent in math and English language arts. The largest difference between students is in English language arts. At the local district, roughly 24 percent of scholars were proficient in the subject. Meanwhile, 32 percent of scholars at Equality were proficient.
This outperformance among students has also been seen at the institution’s high school. Based on Regents scores, Equality performs better than local schools in algebra, algebra II/trigonometry, geometry, living environment, and English language arts. Equality and local schools respectively scored 80 percent and 32 percent in algebra, 30 percent and 24 percent in geometry, and 71 percent and 56 percent for living environment.
Beyond these scores, students at Equality saw positive social-emotional, academic, and professional outcomes. These outcomes included consistent movement towards proficiency in numerous subjects, increased confidence and strong peer relationships, and the development of habits and skills needed for future employment.