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 July 10, 2020

Black Lives Don’t Matter to Trump and DeVos. That’s Why They’re in a Hurry to Send Our Kids Back to School.

A few weeks ago, I watched my good friend’s nephew jump and tussle around on a trampoline with his friends at his eighth birthday party.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted July 8, 2020

Donald Trump Will Never Give Us the Smart, Nuanced Conversation We Need About Going Back to School

As COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the end of the 2019-2020 school year, parents and politicians nationwide sang the praises of teachers across the country—and it…

By Lindsey Jensen

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Posted July 8, 2020

Black Girls Need Police-Free Schools

We are at a precipice. Advocates and school leaders in nearly 100 districts all over the country have called for the removal of police in…

By Nia Evans, Kayla Patrick

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