Lifestyles: Schools

May. 26, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Honoring some great educators

Some of the best educators in North Carolina are right here in Durham Public Schools, and I am proud to tell you about them.

May. 25, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Campus briefs

Eight receive Summer Project Fellowships


CHAPEL HILL -- Eight University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students received 2015 Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad this summer.

May. 25, 2015 @ 01:49 PM


Math mentors program gives camp scholarships

The Women and Math Mentoring program, a partnership between North Carolina Central University and Durham Public Schools, completed another successful year. 

May. 18, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Campus briefs

Duke announces University Scholars


DURHAM -- Duke University has selected nine high school graduates, including two international students, to receive University Scholarships that fund four years of undergraduate education at Duke.

May. 18, 2015 @ 09:56 AM


Graduations for specialty high schools


The Durham Public Schools kicks off its commencement season Friday with graduations set for its three specialty high schools in McDougald Gymnasium on the N.C. Central University campus.

May. 18, 2015 @ 09:12 AM

Southern senior has knack for school work

DURHAM – At first glance, Va’Shon Bowden hardly looks the part of high school senior.

The Southern School of Energy and Sustainability student is only a thimbleful north of five feet, has a slight build and wears a perpetual smile.

May. 12, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

Toward a healthier, smarter City of Medicine

DURHAM -- Durham Public Schools (DPS) children’s academic achievement, like health, is influenced by our entire eco-system:  homes, neighborhoods, schools, medical care, early childhood education, nutrition and physical activity.

May. 11, 2015 @ 11:23 AM

Class notes, May 12

  • Riverside has two Merit Scholars
  • Music educators score GRAMMY recognition
  • DPS has 6 Kenan Fellows
  • Immaculata wins big at Kings Dominion
  • Fidelity aids Lowe’s Grove
  • School cafeterias receive award
  • Final Saturday Academy on May 16

May. 11, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

The rundown on graduation ceremonies

Q: My child is graduating next month. What are the plans for graduation ceremonies?

A: We’re thrilled that you will be able to share in your child’s triumph as a guest in our graduation ceremonies. You can find all of the details on our website at—just check out the “Quick Links” sidebar on our front page—but here’s the big picture.

May. 11, 2015 @ 09:21 AM

Campus briefs

Five Duke freshmen awarded Howard Scholarships


DURHAM -- Five incoming freshmen at Duke University have been awarded the Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholarship.

May. 04, 2015 @ 04:18 PM

UNC announces Morehead-Cain scholars

CHAPEL HILL – Fifty-nine incoming freshmen to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received Morehead-Cain Scholarships.

May. 04, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

Class notes

Leah Wuebbens, a student at Riverside High School, is one of only two North Carolina students selected to attend the National Youth Science Camp held in West Virginia this summer.

May. 04, 2015 @ 02:26 PM

Hillside High has two of 1,000 Gates Scholars

DURHAM –Hillside High School seniors Jolil Smoke and Kiara Thorpe have a lot in common.

May. 04, 2015 @ 09:33 AM

Campus briefs

DURHAM -- North Carolina Central University, in collaboration with the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has opened a Fabrication Laboratory, or Fab Lab. The Fab Lab was established in November 2014.


Apr. 28, 2015 @ 10:08 AM

Class Notes

Public school teachers in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties can apply for Bright Ideas education grants of up to $3,000 for the 2015-2016 school year.

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May. 26, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Honoring some great educators

Some of the best educators in North Carolina are right here in Durham Public Schools, and I am proud to tell you about them.

Restoring a measure of respect

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

High hopes for Made in Durham

The flaw in School Performance Grades