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DURHAM -- Duke University has named a new director of its Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.
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.
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.
Durham Public Schools will be closed Nov. 27-28 for the Thanksgiving Holidays.
CHAPEL HILL -- Sarah M. Bufkin of Atlanta, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a Rhodes Scholarship.
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.
School board meets Thursday
Learn about demonstrated mastery
Saturday Academies scheduled
DPS to hold fall career fair
DSA students treated to concert
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.
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.