Lifestyles: Schools

Jun. 15, 2015 @ 08:50 AM

Classnotes: Southern participates in Blue Water Day

As part of the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability’s first annual Blue Water Day, community partners RBC and River Works, Inc., SSES students, staff and families worked together to create a new rain garden and clean up Little Lick Creek located behind the school.

Jun. 10, 2015 @ 04:35 PM

Graduation 2015: Riverside High School

Alexis Clinton, Riverside High School’s student government association president, joked that Google has provided she and her fellow graduates with all of the answers they’ve needed to get through four years of high school.

Jun. 08, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

The budget juggling act

Q: One of the items in the DPS Board of Education’s budget request is “local supplements for teachers.” What does that mean, and how would DPS spend the requested money?

Jun. 08, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Campus Briefs

Course to examine popularity


CHAPEL HILL – UNC Chapel Hill’s Friday Center for Continuing Education will launch a new online course on June 22 called “The Psychology of Popularity.” Taught by psychology professor Mitch Prinstein, the course presents research on the impact of early life experiences with popularity, how those experiences influence adult lives; and how an understanding of popularity can promote increased success at work, better parenting skills, and greater fulfillment in life.

Jun. 08, 2015 @ 10:22 AM

Classnotes: DuBose receives honors

Fayetteville Street Elementary School Principal Arrica Moseley DuBose was recognized as a recipient of the Winston Salem State University “Forty Under 40” award.

Jun. 01, 2015 @ 09:32 AM

Class notes

Durham Public Schools recently recognized high school students who earned an "A" in every course this school year at a special event with the Durham Bulls.

May. 26, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Honoring some great educators

Some of the best educators in North Carolina are right here in Durham Public Schools, and I am proud to tell you about them.

May. 25, 2015 @ 03:59 PM

Campus briefs

Eight receive Summer Project Fellowships


CHAPEL HILL -- Eight University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students received 2015 Class of 1938 Summer Project Abroad Fellowships for research abroad this summer.

May. 25, 2015 @ 01:49 PM


Math mentors program gives camp scholarships

The Women and Math Mentoring program, a partnership between North Carolina Central University and Durham Public Schools, completed another successful year. 

May. 18, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Campus briefs

Duke announces University Scholars


DURHAM -- Duke University has selected nine high school graduates, including two international students, to receive University Scholarships that fund four years of undergraduate education at Duke.

May. 18, 2015 @ 09:56 AM


Graduations for specialty high schools


The Durham Public Schools kicks off its commencement season Friday with graduations set for its three specialty high schools in McDougald Gymnasium on the N.C. Central University campus.

May. 18, 2015 @ 09:12 AM

Southern senior has knack for school work

DURHAM – At first glance, Va’Shon Bowden hardly looks the part of high school senior.

The Southern School of Energy and Sustainability student is only a thimbleful north of five feet, has a slight build and wears a perpetual smile.

May. 12, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

Toward a healthier, smarter City of Medicine

DURHAM -- Durham Public Schools (DPS) children’s academic achievement, like health, is influenced by our entire eco-system:  homes, neighborhoods, schools, medical care, early childhood education, nutrition and physical activity.

May. 11, 2015 @ 11:23 AM

Class notes, May 12

  • Riverside has two Merit Scholars
  • Music educators score GRAMMY recognition
  • DPS has 6 Kenan Fellows
  • Immaculata wins big at Kings Dominion
  • Fidelity aids Lowe’s Grove
  • School cafeterias receive award
  • Final Saturday Academy on May 16

May. 11, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

The rundown on graduation ceremonies

Q: My child is graduating next month. What are the plans for graduation ceremonies?

A: We’re thrilled that you will be able to share in your child’s triumph as a guest in our graduation ceremonies. You can find all of the details on our website at—just check out the “Quick Links” sidebar on our front page—but here’s the big picture.

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Jun. 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Remembering why we support public schools

The adage is true: time flies.

The 2014-15 school year is receding in the distance, although it is not quite over. We have students working in summer programs. Teachers have been participating in professional development. Principals are hiring staff.

Honoring some great educators

Restoring a measure of respect

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

High hopes for Made in Durham