Every little bit helps and that includes pennies.
As the people of the Philippines work to rebuild and clean up following Typhoon Haiyan Barbara Brunson’s fifth-grade class at Seawell Elementary raised money to aid in the relief effort, one penny at a time.
Dr. Sean Kimbro, director of the N.C. Central University Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute (BBRI) and associate professor of biology, has been appointed to the American Heart Association Board of Directors for the 2014-15 year.
Last month, families of third-graders received reports of how well their children are performing in reading and literacy. The reports are part of the state’s new Read to Achieve program, which I first wrote about in the September “Ask the Superintendent” column. Since the reports were released, we have received more questions about what Read to Achieve is and how it will affect our students.
Home Builders raises scholarship funds
DPS to hold job fair
DPS talks to focus on suspensions, discipline
Walltown presents ‘Indigo Blue’
They gathered behind Morris Grove Elementary ready to workout. With energy to spare, the all-girl group embarked on another day of Girls on the Run.
The girls are in the third, fourth and fifth grades and are part of a program that combines healthy living practices like exercise and nutrition with self-esteem and confidence building.
“Art is something that I’ve always known even before I knew what that meant,” said Chapel Hill High art teacher Jack Watson.
Watson’s love of art has led to a nine-year teaching career and a recent project that got him and a colleague published in the November 2013 edition of the national magazine School Arts.
In an era of rancorous partisanship in Raleigh, two high-profile politicians had an affable and intriguing exchange this week
Since the Department of Public Instruction on Nov. 7 released school proficiency scores under our new state academic standards, all of us in the DPS community have reflected on what these higher expectations mean for our school system and, more importantly, our students and schools themselves.
The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation will be based as an independent foundation at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment with offices in the school's new home, Duke Environment Hall.
Hillside High School senior Delecia Utley should probably ask for a pair of roller skates for Christmas.
She’s a busy person. Constantly on the go.
Utley’s on the Hornets softball team, a majorette in the band, a cheerleader, a dancer with Nina’s School of Dance and treasurer of the school’s Ladies of Kappa League chapter.
Last week, the state Department of Public Instruction released school performance data for 2012-13. Because this covered the first year of brand new, highly rigorous state standards for what we teach and how we test it, the data lead me to two conclusions: I am encouraged by what our students and teachers accomplished last year, and we have more work to do to support student achievement.