Deborah Brown

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Associate Director

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

Deborah Brown is a National Board-certified teacher who currently serves as associate director at Exploris Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Deborah holds four professional teaching licenses and manages her own YouTube channel of more than 150 instructional videos. She was a founding teacher at Research Triangle High School in Durham and was the 2017 Burroughs-Wellcome Fund North Carolina Charter School Teacher of the Year.

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Posted Jan. 30, 2020

It’s Time to Dispel Charter School Myths and Celebrate All Good Schools

As public charter school teachers, we’ve heard a surprising number of myths and misunderstandings about charter schools. North Carolina offers…

By Courtney Samuelson, Deborah Brown

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Posted Feb. 23, 2021

Oakland’s School Board Cares More About Politics Than It Does About Kids and Families

Reyna Morales lives in Oakland, California, and is the parent of two students at a high-performing charter school located in an area with a dearth…

By Reyna Morales

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Posted Feb. 22, 2021

Educators Who Consider Themselves ‘White Allies’ Are Dangerous When It Comes To Developing Anti-Racist Classrooms

“I am a white ally,” the 30 something-year-old white teacher declared emphatically in the diversity and inclusion professional development session. She snapped her fingers to…

By Sana Shaikh

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Posted Feb. 24, 2021

Meet Newark’s Own Amanda Gorman, Seventh Grade Poet Makayla Brown

A month ago, as Amanda Gorman shared her beautiful prose during President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ inauguration, students at KIPP Rise Academy in Newark had…

By Laura Waters

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