Lifestyles: Schools

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 09:13 AM

Campus briefs

Duke’s Wilson wins top bioengineering prize


DURHAM – Blake S. Wilson, an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and surgery at Duke University and co-director of the Duke Hearing Center, has been awarded the 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize.

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

Class notes

Two DPS students chosen Coca-Cola Scholars finalist


Keith Beasley, a Hillside High senior, and Inestin Petit-Homme, a Middle College High School senior at Durham Technical Community College, have advanced as semifinalists in a scholarship program sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation.

Jan. 12, 2015 @ 08:52 AM

Mentoring opportunities abound

Q: How can I help mentor a DPS student?  

A: That’s a timely question, considering that January is National Mentoring Month, which celebrates how each of us as individuals or groups can work together to support our students as role models, friends, advisors and advocates. There are many different kinds of mentoring relationships. Some mentors sit one-on-one with a child as a friend and confidante. Others work with students from a career perspective, helping children draw a connection between the kinds of work they would like to do after graduation and the academic and social skills they need to develop today.

Jan. 05, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

Campus briefs

Duke researchers awarded grants

Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:22 AM

Class notes

Durham Public Schools has scheduled Saturday academies to give additional support and instruction to high school students taking biology, Common Core Math I and English II.

Dec. 29, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Class notes, Dec. 30

  • Magnet application period begins Jan. 12
  • Edwards a runner-up for region Teacher of Year
  • Litter River in the spotlight
  • Saturday Academies scheduled
  • Burton’s chefs

Dec. 22, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Campus briefs, Dec. 23

Public science café ‘Periodic Tables’ re-launches

UNC community mental health center gets grant

UNC Asheville announces December graduates

Dec. 22, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Class notes, Dec. 23

Bikes for SCS

TogetherGreen Fellowship awarded

Duke football players visit Creekside

Winter graduation set

Saturday Academies scheduled

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

A Christmas Carol

Saturday night brings the last of 4 performances of the Dickens holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, put on by the Northern High School theater program (Irving Truitt, director), in collaboration with programs at Rn Harris Elementary, Little River Elementary, and Carrington Middle. It's a lovely and fresh production that accents the dramatic with dance and music. The dance interludes are especially good. Xavier Spence is outstanding as the humbugging Scrooge, but the whole cast shines on stage with youthful energy (and some fine stilt-walking). It can make you laugh as well as cry, and in that way gets in the whole human range. The show starts at 7pm at Northern High School (117 Tom Wilkinson Road). Admission $10 (adults) and $5 (children).

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

Student of the Month: Molly Monsees

A trip to Guatemala last summer sealed the deal for Molly Monsees.

Even though the 17-year-old Northern High School student already suspected that she is genetically programmed to want to help people, that trip cemented her plans to pursue a career in public health or nursing

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 10:44 AM

Campus briefs, Dec. 16

  • Duke Medicine faculty named to Cord Blood Association board
  • N.C. NAACP president to deliver Duke’s MLK keynote
  • UNC-Chapel Hill juniors receive Eve Carson Scholarship
  • UNC-Chapel Hill admissions office sets record for visitors
  • UNC-Chapel Hill initiative promotes technology commercialization


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 12:07 AM

Class notes, Dec, 16

  • E.K. Powe students learn code
  • Fayetteville Street teacher a finalist
  • DSA students perform at Duke
  • Saturday Academies scheduled


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Campus briefs, Dec. 9

  • Duke names sexual and gender diversity director
  • MIT Physics professor, alumnus to speak at NCCU graduation
  • Student receives degree from Duke
  • Duke trustees approve master’s programs, OK new parking deck

Dec. 08, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Ask DPS - Dec. 9

What are your questions about Durham Public Schools? Email them to and the Office of Public Information and Community Engagement will connect you to the experts.

Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

Duke names sexual and gender diversity director

DURHAM -- Duke University has named a new director of its Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

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Feb. 23, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

High hopes for Made in Durham

By Bert L’Homme

Special to The Herald-Sun


We have a lot of work to do to bring Durham Public Schools and each of our 33,750 students to their fullest potential. There are examples of greatness and innovation across our entire county: students acing Advanced Placement courses, children bent over laptops and tablets in one-to-one technology environments, and elementary children learning Mandarin Chinese or working in Montessori classrooms. What our school district needs to achieve — and will achieve — is consistent excellence in every classroom on every campus.

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