Lifestyles: Schools

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


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

Class Notes

  • ‘Dreamgirls’ originals at Hillside
  • DSA students perform with Susan Boyle
  • Orange Day at Fayetteville St. Elementary
  • Officials tour Lucas Middle School
  • Hillside dance teacher wins leadership award
  • Githens students visit Biogen
  • Orange seeks input on superintendent search


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Campus briefs

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation honors UNC researchers
  • Kohl’s pledges $91,774 to Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center
  • Local residents inducted into Order of Gownsmen at Sewanee


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Class Notes

  • Credit demonstrated mastery
  • Earn college credit
  • DPS to hold Magnet Fair on Saturday
  • Trinity School honors Blake Hubbard
  • Hillside crowns No.1 and No.2
  • Culinary students win big at State Fair
  • All-County band performs
  • Southern symposium
  • Volunteers beautify Eastway
  • Dance demonstration
  • All-County band performs

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Smith Middle students challenge teachers in sports

“Who do you want to win?” Smith Middle School math teacher Andy Lathren asked the audience of students sitting in the gym. “Ben or Coach Tracy?”

“BEN!” Other teachers cheered.


Columnist: Bert L'Homme View All »

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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