Lifestyles: Schools

Jun. 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Remembering why we support public schools

The adage is true: time flies.

The 2014-15 school year is receding in the distance, although it is not quite over. We have students working in summer programs. Teachers have been participating in professional development. Principals are hiring staff.


Jun. 22, 2015 @ 01:09 PM

UNC Lineberger researchers help map genetic mutations in skin cancer

CHAPEL HILL -- UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have significantly contributed to a better understanding of the genetic alterations found in cutaneous melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer, as part of a multi-institution, international effort of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA). The study refined and revealed new molecular sub-groups of patients who could potentially benefit from targeted treatments based on their tumor genetics, and helped clarify the immune system’s role in melanoma.


Jun. 22, 2015 @ 09:58 AM

Class notes, June 23

  • DPS students win full scholarships
  • Perfect attendance
  • Schools offer health assessments

Jun. 15, 2015 @ 02:58 PM

Yale-bound Balleisen ‘intellectually ambitious’ and curious

Zachary Balleisen isn’t an engineer yet, but his mind already works as though he’s been in the profession a decade or more.


Jun. 15, 2015 @ 01:26 PM

Campus briefs: Vance-Granville announces orientation sessions

VGCC announces orientation sessions

HENDERSON -- Registration for classes and orientation sessions for new students have begun for the fall 2015 semester at Vance-Granville Community College, which begins  Aug. 17.


Jun. 15, 2015 @ 08:50 AM

Classnotes: Southern participates in Blue Water Day

As part of the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability’s first annual Blue Water Day, community partners RBC and River Works, Inc., SSES students, staff and families worked together to create a new rain garden and clean up Little Lick Creek located behind the school.


Jun. 10, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Graduation 2015: Riverside High School

Alexis Clinton, Riverside High School’s student government association president, joked that Google has provided she and her fellow graduates with all of the answers they’ve needed to get through four years of high school.


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

The budget juggling act

Q: One of the items in the DPS Board of Education’s budget request is “local supplements for teachers.” What does that mean, and how would DPS spend the requested money?


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Campus Briefs

Course to examine popularity

 

CHAPEL HILL – UNC Chapel Hill’s Friday Center for Continuing Education will launch a new online course on Cousera.org June 22 called “The Psychology of Popularity.” Taught by psychology professor Mitch Prinstein, the course presents research on the impact of early life experiences with popularity, how those experiences influence adult lives; and how an understanding of popularity can promote increased success at work, better parenting skills, and greater fulfillment in life.


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

Classnotes: DuBose receives honors

Fayetteville Street Elementary School Principal Arrica Moseley DuBose was recognized as a recipient of the Winston Salem State University “Forty Under 40” award.


Jun. 01, 2015 @ 09:32 AM

Class notes

Durham Public Schools recently recognized high school students who earned an "A" in every course this school year at a special event with the Durham Bulls.


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

Classnotes

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.


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Jun. 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Remembering why we support public schools

The adage is true: time flies.

The 2014-15 school year is receding in the distance, although it is not quite over. We have students working in summer programs. Teachers have been participating in professional development. Principals are hiring staff.


Honoring some great educators

Restoring a measure of respect

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

High hopes for Made in Durham