Lifestyles: Schools

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Future among the stars awaits Student of the Month

Most folks upon meeting Myles Harris would describe him as quiet and soft-spoken.

And that observation would be correct until Harris begins to talk about the one thing he is most passionate about – rocketry.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Ask DPS: Help schools by serving as proctor

Q: Last month you wrote encouraging us to volunteer in our schools. Are there any urgent needs?


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Campus briefs

  • UNC Kenan-Flagler presents alumni awards 
  • UNC-Chapel Hill center to focus on obesity prevention
  • Duke Children’s doctor gets research funding award
  • Garden & Gun CEO to give talk at UNC
  • UNC business school launches community initiative
  • L’Oréal Paris recognizes Duke student
  • UNC musical diplomacy initiative gets grant


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

Class Notes

  • ‘Dreamgirls’ originals at Hillside
  • DSA students perform with Susan Boyle
  • Orange Day at Fayetteville St. Elementary
  • Officials tour Lucas Middle School
  • Hillside dance teacher wins leadership award
  • Githens students visit Biogen
  • Orange seeks input on superintendent search


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Campus briefs

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation honors UNC researchers
  • Kohl’s pledges $91,774 to Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center
  • Local residents inducted into Order of Gownsmen at Sewanee


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Class Notes

  • Credit demonstrated mastery
  • Earn college credit
  • DPS to hold Magnet Fair on Saturday
  • Trinity School honors Blake Hubbard
  • Hillside crowns No.1 and No.2
  • Culinary students win big at State Fair
  • All-County band performs
  • Southern symposium
  • Volunteers beautify Eastway
  • Dance demonstration
  • All-County band performs

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Smith Middle students challenge teachers in sports

“Who do you want to win?” Smith Middle School math teacher Andy Lathren asked the audience of students sitting in the gym. “Ben or Coach Tracy?”

“BEN!” Other teachers cheered.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Teachers strengthen love of reading, community

Teachers from Estes Hills Elementary brought a little bit of school to the homes of their students during their last workday.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

DPS Corner: Learn more about magnets at November fair

On Nov. 8, families from across Durham County will flock to the campus of Southern School of Energy and Sustainability to learn about the innovative alternatives for learning offered by the Durham Public Schools Magnet Program. The DPS Magnet and CTE Pathway Fair is your opportunity to explore our elementary, middle, secondary and high school offerings and discover whether one of them is ideal for your child.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Campus briefs

  • Duke’s Blazer Receives Distinguished Service Medal
  • UNC’s Cahoon receives Packard Fellowship
  • Fogle retires as Duke Credit Union CEO
  • Tulsky Receives American Cancer Society palliative care ward
  • UNC’s Carolina Asia Center wins award
  • UNC to partner on Department of Defense grant
  • UNC Water Institute announces Future Technologies winners


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

Class Notes

  • EC teacher honored
  • Marshall visits Creekside
  • AFS contest
  • SAVE chapters receive grants
  • Art awards

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Student of the Month: Future teacher committed to academic excellence, civic service

Jasmine Cousar is well-liked by her peers at J.D. Clement Early College High School and has earned the respect of her teachers and school leaders.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Class Notes

  • Academic Expo on Thursday  
  • DPS teacher finalist for Burroughs Wellcome honor
  • Fifty years of Carrington Cougar pride
  • Language, cultural clubs host event
  • Students complete summer science program 
  • Montessori open house
  • CMA students visit Little River

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

Campus briefs

  • UNC center gets $3.75M to conduct prevention research
  • Author Cisneros to deliver Thomas Wolfe Lecture
  • Institute’s contract on HIV/AIDS quality control renewed
  • UNC professor honored for solar breakthrough
  • Milowsky named clinical medical director
  • Families, friends sought to host international students
  • Author to talk about life on autism spectrum

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Class Notes

  • Early College students visit Cisco
  • Howard visits DSA
  • School to host campus tours
  • Fifth-graders raise $1,300 for Ebola crisis
  • White Rock child center earns NAEYC accreditation

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Nov. 24, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

School discipline reform a win-win for schools and students

A long time before I became superintendent of Durham Public Schools, I began my career in Washington, D.C., as a teacher for seriously emotionally disturbed middle school students. I then became principal of a high school for troubled adolescents. These were all children and youth who, somewhere along the way, had become disconnected from their school communities and families. We worked hard to bring them back around. We weren’t always successful.

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