A trip to Guatemala last summer sealed the deal for Molly Monsees.
Even though the 17-year-old Northern High School student already suspected that she is genetically programmed to want to help people, that trip cemented her plans to pursue a career in public health or nursing
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DURHAM -- Duke University has named a new director of its Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.
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.
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.
Durham Public Schools will be closed Nov. 27-28 for the Thanksgiving Holidays.
CHAPEL HILL -- Sarah M. Bufkin of Atlanta, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a Rhodes Scholarship.
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.
School board meets Thursday
Learn about demonstrated mastery
Saturday Academies scheduled
DPS to hold fall career fair
DSA students treated to concert
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.