On May 3, volunteers and partners from across Durham County will unite with a shared strategy toward our common purpose: every child a reader, every child a writer.
The Durham Public Schools Literacy Summit, presented by the Superintendent’s Closing the Achievement Gap Committee, will convene beginning at 8:30 a.m. May 3 at Brogden Middle School. If you are a current volunteer or partner in Durham Public Schools, or would like to learn how to support our schools in teaching our students how to improve their reading and writing skills, we urge you to join us.
DSA’s talent and vision have her ready for new challenges
School comes first for Hillside New Tech senior
Fifty-nine jittery spellers representing schools across Durham and Orange counties took to the stage Saturday to compete in the fifth annual Duke Regional Spelling Bee, held in Page Auditorium on Duke University’s West Campus.
This month we have answers to questions on a range of topics including summer programs and preparing for high school.
Students come first in Durham Public Schools. That applies to their safety as well as their academic success. The heavy snows and traffic jams Durham County experienced Feb. 12 made for a challenging afternoon commute, and some of our buses were caught in that. DPS employees, however, made a total team effort to ensure every child’s safety.
When severe weather threatens, our transportation and operations staff is glued to the National Weather Service’s twice-daily briefings as well as local forecasts. We use multiple sources to make the best decision we can with the information we have. We have to consider high school students and employees who drive themselves as well as our bus riders.
Wanda Fleming Lester has been named interim dean of the N.C. Central University School of Business and began serving in that NCCU role Feb. 17. She has more than 15 years of experience in higher education. Most recently, Lester served as vice provost for academic affairs and undergraduate programs at N.C. A&T State University. NCCU will form a search committee and start a national search for the next business school dean.
Northern High School senior Bianca Decatur doesn’t see herself as one of the high-achieving “Alpha Girls” profiled in Dan Kindlon’s book of that name.
But the 17-year-old’s accomplishments to date say otherwise.
Decatur has a 5.0 grade-point average and is a virtual lock to be valedictorian of Northern’s 2014 graduating class.