Brandon DeBose, Jr.

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Oakland, California

Brandon DeBose Jr. is a recent graduate of Oakland public schools and is one of nine plaintiffs in the historic education equality lawsuit, Vergara v. California.

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Posted Feb. 22, 2016

Why I Testified in Vergara, and Why It Still Matters

I distinctly remember the day I stepped into the courtroom for the very first time. My story made headlines throughout…

By Brandon DeBose, Jr.

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Posted July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

By Casey Pettit

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Aug. 3, 2021

Expert Q&A: Focusing on Teacher Well-Being Benefits Students

For more than 35 years, Donna Housman has been helping young children, their teachers and their caregivers build their emotional intelligence. At the Housman Institute,…

By Maureen Kelleher

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