UNC Lineberger Cancer Center
CHAPEL HILL – Two new faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch immunotherapy clinical trials that will test an experimental treatment in which patients’ own immune cells are genetically engineered to fight their cancer.
Cree co-founder to discuss entrepreneurship
CHAPEL HILL -- Cree co-founder Neal Hunter will speak about his "Journey of a Serial Entrepreneur" at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Koury Auditorium.
At this time every year, principals and school system administrators start trying to read tea leaves in addition to our regular duties. As educators, we are focused on teaching and learning: how we can accelerate our students’ performance, motivate and engage them and their families, and ensure that every school is supporting them. But we are now in budget season, and we must plan for the coming year knowing our students’ and schools’ needs — but trying to predict the amount of funding available to meet them.
Teachers share best ideas
A number of Durham Public Schools teachers are members of the North Carolina Governor’s Teacher Network for 2014-15, which provides a statewide platform for teachers to share their best ideas to improve instruction across the state. In addition to their regular teaching duties, GTN teachers are creating professional development sessions and materials as well as instructional sequences for the state’s online Home Base system.
DURHAM -- Triangle Community Foundation and Biogen Idec Foundation have awarded 34 grants, totaling $124,999 to North Carolina schools and nonprofits as part of its Ignite the Power of STEM program.
CHAPEL HILL -- The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship has named Ted Zoller as its president.
Durham Public Schools science specialist Dacia Jones reports 74 fifth-grade science teachers recently worked together to explore ecosystems. They used labs, digital media, team meetings, debates and technology to write lesson plans and record videos for their students.
DURHAM – With a little more than three months until graduation, Kailey Morgan grows reflective as she considers life after Durham School of the Arts.
HENDERSON -- The Paralegal Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College was recently designated as a Qualified Paralegal Studies Program by the North Carolina State Bar.
The School for Creative Studies held its first Geography Bee on Jan. 16. Twenty-nine students participated with 10 of them making it to the final round.
By Alex Granados
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This month’s questions all began with a variation on this theme:
Q: About the winter weather in February…
CHAPEL HILL -- James McCann will deliver a talk on changes in hydrology in sub-Saharan Africa at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in room 1005 at the FedEx Global Education Center.
Roger-Herr has top spellers
Madi Jakes (eighth grade), Matthew Conquista (sixth grade), and Aidan Keaveney (eighth grade) represented Rogers-Herr at the regional History Bee Finals in Concord.
Duke News Service
DURHAM -- Martin Eakes, co-founder of the Self-Help Credit Union that has financed housing and development for tens of thousands of local residents and small businesses, will join five members of the Duke community to be honored today at the university's annual Samuel Dubois Cook Society Dinner.
Some of the best educators in North Carolina are right here in Durham Public Schools, and I am proud to tell you about them.