Lifestyles: Schools

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.

Dec. 07, 2014 @ 11:23 PM

Class notes, Dec. 9

  • More honors for Brian McDonald
  • Mayor talks government at CMS
  • Saturday Academies scheduled

Dec. 01, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

UNC student, graduate earn Mitchell Scholarships

CHAPEL HILL– Sasha Seymore, a UNC Chapel Hill senior, and Thomas Golden, a 2011 graduate from UNC Chapel Hill, have been named recipients of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

Dec. 01, 2014 @ 08:51 AM

Forte-Brown named NCSBA treasurer

Durham Public Schools Board of Education vice-chair Minnie Forte-Brown was recently elected treasurer of the North Carolina School Boards Association. Forte-Brown will serve a one-year term.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

DPS closed for Thanksgiving

Durham Public Schools will be closed Nov. 27-28 for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate receives Rhodes Scholarship

CHAPEL HILL -- Sarah M. Bufkin of Atlanta, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a Rhodes Scholarship.

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.

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

Campus briefs, Nov. 18

  • Duke Chapel announces humanitarian awards
  • NCCU history department turns 75
  • Former commander to speak at Duke
  • Duke announces Baldwin Scholars
  • Duke neurologist to direct national consortium
  • NCCU recognized as a military-friendly school
  • Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium project recognized

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Class notes, Nov. 18

School board meets Thursday

Learn about demonstrated mastery

Saturday Academies scheduled

DPS to hold fall career fair

DSA students treated to concert

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


Columnist: Bert L'Homme View All »

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 12:16 PM

The flaw in School Performance Grades

When your child’s quarterly report card arrives, is that the beginning or the end of a conversation? When my children brought theirs home, I never looked at their grades and thought, “Case closed.” I talked with them about their teachers, homework and challenges. We made plans for improvement and we celebrated successes based on their grades, but I always knew that there was more to their learning experiences — positive and negative — than could be revealed in a single letter on a page.

School discipline reform a win-win for schools and students

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