Lifestyles: Schools

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Campus briefs

  • Two members named to UNC Lineberger Board of Visitors
  • Student from Durham named to UNC-Asheville’s dean’s list
  • Analyst to speak on political dysfunction at UNC

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

Class Notes

  • DPS has 11 National Merit semifinalists
  • Teacher recognized
  • Lions Club awards scholarships
  • Tabb to be honored
  • ECHHS student named high school scholar

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

Campus briefs

  • Wellesley College graduate begins year of service
  • UNC institute wins grant funding
  • UNC Journalism School to honor eight leaders

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

Duke University Durham Public Schools Student of the Month aims to make world better place

Dariana Vargas finds comfort in volunteer work.

Her passion for helping others led Vargas, a senior at Middle College High School, and her best friend, Mishel Gomez, to start Latino Ambassadors, a civic organization on the campus of Southern High School.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Class Notes

  • Free Tdap immunization
  • Durham Voter Registration Canvass Day
  • Spring Valley awarded literacy grant

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Class Notes

  • L’Homme to speak
  • Hillside New Tech student honored
  • Rohan Murphy speaks at Lucas Middle
  • Carnival date set

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Campus briefs

  • DCRI, RTI to coordinate lung mapping project
  • Duke grad named Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Program member
  • Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program graduates fourth class
  • Duke Center for RNA Biology director named

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Ask DPS: Examining the academic performance data

Last week, the State Board of Education released academic performance data for every school and school district in North Carolina from the last school year. This is the second year of higher state standards and a new curriculum, including the Common Core, in North Carolina. There are greater expectations of our students and schools. We are committed to rising to those expectations.


Sep. 01, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Campus briefs

  • UNC taps Rodriguez for distinguished professorship
  • UNC technology licensing revenue hits $7.9M

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Class Notes

  • Author visits St. Thomas More
  • Durham Academy wins honor
  • Field trips
  • Brentwood supply drive

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Class Notes

  • Teacher wins scholarship
  • CMA junior wins competition
  • NCSFF collaboration

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

Campus briefs

  • Duke announces Fulbright Scholarship winners
  • UNC announces Fulbright Scholarship winners
  • Duke’s Williams receives international society’s highest honor

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 09:56 AM

DPS Corner: Principals’ tips for parents

With today's start for traditional-calendar schools, Durham Public Schools is fully open for business for all of our projected 33,650 students. The first month of school is an important time of transition for students; by developing good academic and social habits today, they can set the stage for greater academic success throughout the year. We went to some of our principals for their advice to families on how they can best support their children after school begins.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

Student of the Month: Creative Studies sophomore wise beyond years

Mattiyah Jones, a sophomore at the School for Creative Studies, appears much more mature than her 14 years.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Campus briefs, August 19

  • UNC-led team given $2.2 million to develop water strategy
  • MUSC, UNC partner in diabetes outreach study
  • Fellowships support UNC faculty research
  • Four receive scholarships


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Jul. 28, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

DPS Corner: All children, schools matter

Last week 3,100 eager students poured into our five year-round schools for the start of the school year. They were excited to meet new classmates, teachers and challenges, and their energy was catching. As I visited these schools on the first day, I felt just as excited. It was a new beginning for all of us.