You would never know from talking to Ariadna Mishel Gomez Cespedes, the president of several clubs and advocate for Latino youth, that she was ever shy.
As she talked about her involvement with the Latino Ambassadors program at the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability, the excitement and passion in her voice was evident.
She was tasked with designing a launcher, a transfer mechanism and an orbit well. Eiley Hartzell-Jordan did this so well that she won first place in the Gravity Design Challenge.
- Dr. Cynthia A. Toth, an ophthalmology professor at Duke Eye Center, was named the 2013 recipient of the Award of Merit in Retina Research from the Retina Research Foundation.
During the past month I have tried to spend two days a week visiting our schools and seeing for myself the hard work of our students and teachers. I continue to be impressed with our teachers’ dedication and perseverance. At a time when state financial resources are not what we would want them to be, we need to find other ways to support our students and schools. One of the best ways is to volunteer.
Hundreds of students came out Sunday for the Durham Public Schools College Fair in Northgate Mall.
Two forums last week focused on the challenges charter schools and public schools have and what advocates for each type of school believe their option has to offer.
You are going to see some things that look different in Durham Public Schools this year.
Our graduation rates have risen and achievement gaps have narrowed over the last few years. Magnet and traditional schools alike have adopted new academic programs and technology to help all of our students achieve their potential.
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Robby Kurtz has loved science for as long as he can remember so it’s not too much of a surprise that he wants to go into mechanical engineering after college.
“I love exploring the fundamentals of stuff and how things work,” Kurtz said.
How many kindergartners can speak Spanish or Chinese in addition to their native tongue? About 130 at Holt Elementary School.
The Holt Elementary Language Academy launched this school year, bringing in more than 100 kindergartners who will be taught Spanish and Mandarin Chinese each day with the hopes of being conversationally fluent by fifth grade.