Lifestyles: Schools

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Ask DPS: Register to volunteer with schools

Q: I want to help chaperone my child’s field trip. Will I need to register as a volunteer? Will there be a background check?


Oct. 06, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Campus briefs

  • Lectureship to honor neurosurgery chief, educator
  • UNC doctor receives award
  • UNC graduate school has new professorship, fellowship
  • UNC professor receives $3 million grant
  • Duke researcher receives prostate cancer challenge award
  • Duke researchers receive BRAIN Initiative funding
  • Duke to lead $20M uterine fibroids study

Oct. 06, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

Class Notes

  • DPS schools to benefit from literacy grants
  • Holley visits Lakewood Montessori
  • Teacher makes good grades
  • D.A.R.E. pioneer honored

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

N.C. Wesleyan celebrates Durham campus opening

N.C. Wesleyan College recently celebrated moving its Morrisville campus to Durham at 4426 S. Miami Blvd. The college has staff and faculty who provide education to working adults through accelerated evening, hybrid and online classes. Shown at the ribbon-cutting are, from left, Dewey G. Clark, president, N.C. Wesleyan College; Saundra Carmichael, director, N.C. Wesleyan College in Durham; Evan D. Duff, vice president of adult studies, N.C. Wesleyan College; Sherri Robinson, financial aid, N.C. Wesleyan College in Durham; Cora Cole-McFadden, Durham mayor pro tem; Raeshel Brown, admissions, N.C. Wesleyan College in Durham; and Raziya Fatteh, assistant director of advising, N.C. Wesleyan College in Durham. Not pictured is DeAnne Warren, admissions and advising, N.C. Wesleyan College in Durham.

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

Campus briefs

  • Health society announces award recipient
  • Hamilton College student matriculates as first-year
  • UNC student receives Northwestern Mutual national award
  • UNC’s Hatchell to speak at Lineberger auction, breakfast

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

Class Notes

  • Moulton donates money, instruments
  • Two named semifinalist in scholarship program
  • Youth leads book drive
  • Pearsontown launches mentoring program
  • Riverside student to compete in state program
  • Calling all Carrington alumni
  • Students recognized for art work
  • Students for peace

Sep. 29, 2014 @ 09:17 AM

DPS Corner: Principals are the superheroes of Durham Public Schools

Last month in the DPS Corner, we shared some tips from our principals on how best parents can support their children throughout the school year. This month, we’d like to turn the spotlight back on principals for a moment and thank them for being so indispensable to Durham Public Schools. Why? Because this October is National Principals Month, and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating their contributions to our schools.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Kestrel students create Pinwheels for Peace

In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word. On Friday, Kestrel Heights Elementary School of Durham took part in an international art and literacy project called Pinwheels for Peace by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace in front of their school.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Campus briefs

  • Two members named to UNC Lineberger Board of Visitors
  • Student from Durham named to UNC-Asheville’s dean’s list
  • Analyst to speak on political dysfunction at UNC

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

Class Notes

  • DPS has 11 National Merit semifinalists
  • Teacher recognized
  • Lions Club awards scholarships
  • Tabb to be honored
  • ECHHS student named high school scholar

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

Campus briefs

  • Wellesley College graduate begins year of service
  • UNC institute wins grant funding
  • UNC Journalism School to honor eight leaders

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

Duke University Durham Public Schools Student of the Month aims to make world better place

Dariana Vargas finds comfort in volunteer work.

Her passion for helping others led Vargas, a senior at Middle College High School, and her best friend, Mishel Gomez, to start Latino Ambassadors, a civic organization on the campus of Southern High School.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Class Notes

  • Free Tdap immunization
  • Durham Voter Registration Canvass Day
  • Spring Valley awarded literacy grant

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Class Notes

  • L’Homme to speak
  • Hillside New Tech student honored
  • Rohan Murphy speaks at Lucas Middle
  • Carnival date set

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Campus briefs

  • DCRI, RTI to coordinate lung mapping project
  • Duke grad named Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Program member
  • Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program graduates fourth class
  • Duke Center for RNA Biology director named

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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.

DPS Corner: All children, schools matter