Staff Updates

George Floyd

It is with a heavy heart that we write to you about the tragic death last week of 46-year-old George Floyd. Police brutality has taken the life of another unarmed Black man, shaking the nation with grief and outrage. We are saddened by this loss, and deeply disturbed by the persistent racism and aggression among […]

Monday 5/4 Video

Monday 5/4 Video

Monday 4/20 Video

Monday 4/20 Video

Remote Learning Day One

Welcome to remote learning day one! A message from our Executive Director Caitlin Franco.

Remote Learning Information

Beginning Wednesday March 18th Equality will be closed. Thursday March 19th we will begin remote learning. We have made this decision in the best interest of all of our scholar’s and staff’s safety and health. To view letters with additional information please visit our website:

Middle School Principal featured in Professional Book on Professional Learning

Amanda Huza, Middle School Principal, was highlighted in the book “Evidence of Practice: Playbook for Video-Powered Professional Learning”by Adam Geller. The author celebrated her use of the Edthena video platform to develop the skills of our Middle School Teachers. Mrs. Huza stated “Our Middle School has done some amazing work over the past three years […]

Equality Middle School Fall Dance

        ECMS is hosting a Fall Harvest Dance is Friday,October 20th from 4-6pm.  It will be a fun night of snacks and dancing. Families have been asked to contact the middle school if you would like to chaperone the event.  The Fall Harvest dance is hosted by our Culture Team to thank scholars for following our […]

New Item Added To Equality Charter Middle School Uniform

Thank you for your parent feedback during orientation week!!! Based on your requests, we have exciting news that we have added a new Outerwear Garment to the approved Equality Charter Middle School Uniform that is also acceptable for Equality Charter High School uniform. This will give schools the option to wear a top for a […]

Equality Charter Middle School’s Science “Labtop” Fundraiser

Middle school Science teacher Ms. Cunningham is currently raising funds so scholars can utilize Chromebooks to take them beyond the walls of the classroom and explore science with technology. Stay tuned next year for updates with how these Chromebooks are utilized for scholar success and growth in the Science room. You can find more information […]

Adult Career Education Programs featured in “Co-op City Times Newspaper”!

Errol Olton, Founding Director of Adult Programming, discusses Career Education programs, new college partnership, and other offerings to the Bronx Community in this news article feature.

New Teacher Spotlight

At Equality Charter School, the Director Ms.Caitlin Franco has made it explicit as to what she looks for in an educator. Staff must be dedicated to providing essential academic, social and emotional support to students of all communities in the Bronx. This year specifically she feels the team absolutely has the members to ensure this […]

“Throw Back Thursday” – Equality’s Library Project

We are thrilled that our Middle School library project was completed this past year. We are grateful to have been highlighted in Follett’s “Genrefication in the Library” article, which highlighted staff member Cara Fitzgerald and her amazing work with this project. We are extremely proud for Ms. Fitzgerald’s accomplishments with our library and happy that she has […]

“Throw Back Thursday” – Equality’s High School Play with Teacher Lisa Romano

Equality Charter School is proud to highlight Spanish Teacher Lisa Romano in this week’s Throw Back Thursday post. Last year, Ms. Romano was a leader in organizing our High School Play, an adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This year, she is sharing her energy and passion for theater with her work on the High […]

Dr.Rigolosi Nurtures and Nudges Teacher Growth at Equality Charter High School

Who is Dr.Rigolosi?  Laura Rigolosi is an education professional who began doing staff development work in 2003, and through the years has worked in secondary schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. While working as a staff developer, she earned her doctorate from Teachers College where she taught several courses in English Education. Upon […]

“Throw Back Thursday” – Executive Director Caitlin Franco highlighted in Harvard’s Education Magazine

Equality Charter School’s Founder and Executive Director, Caitlin Franco, was highlighted in the article, “What’s the Big Idea?” in Harvard’s “Ed Magazine.” The article asked, “When it comes to “improving” schools, students, and teachers, there’s no shortage of opinions out there on what won’t work. We wanted to know, what could work?” Ms. Franco discussed teaching social […]

“Throw Back Thursday” – Marie McManus Makes Top 40 Teachers Nominated for the Big Apple Awards!

Remember when Mrs. McManus was a Top 40 Finalist of the Big Apple Awards out of thousands of NYC Educators? Well we do! In June 2015, Mrs. McManus was nominated for her work as a Special Education Teacher at Equality Charter School. She was nominated by Equality scholars and underwent an arduous evaluation process including an […]

“Throw Back Thursday” – Equality Charter School’s Dr. Jen Gowers Discusses Multiple Intelligences

We are extremely proud of our very own Dr. Jen Gowers for being highlighted for her important work in the article “The Best Lesson for New Readers Might Be the One They Teach Themselves.” She feels strongly that is it essential for teachers to find ways to enable student to take control of the material they are […]

Ergonomics Benefit for Equality Charter School Staff

The Equality Charter School community has the opportunity to match actual capabilities with work demands! Currently 14 staff members are qualified to get a $500 reimbursement for ergonomics equipment for 2015-16 through the Difference Card Wellness Program.  Staff’s Difference Cards offer members a wellness program. If members participate in the program they will be put into the […]

Equality participates in Full-Inclusion Summit

Full-Inclusion Summit On May 20th, six of our scholars and their teachers participated as shining examples of our full inclusion model at a Summit hosted by the New York City Dept. of Education. The scholars presented their work to educators from throughout New York City. Equality Charter School was the only charter school ever attend the […]

Equality is Back to School!

  Equality Charter High School is open! We are delighted to have officially started our high school in Castle Hill. Currently, we have 90 scholars who will be our founding graduating class in 2018! Welcome scholars! We have officially completed our first week of school at Equality Charter High School and Equality Charter Middle School. […]