Lifestyles: Schools

Aug. 11, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

Ask DPS: Tips to get school year off to good start

It seems that just when families have begun to settle into their summer routines, it’s already time for a new school year. Durham Public Schools students on the traditional calendar go back to class on Aug. 25. Here are some important tips to help start the school year smoothly.


Aug. 04, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Campus briefs

  • Powell appointed dean of humanities
  • UNC Health Care is 2014 Support Freedom Award recipient

Aug. 04, 2014 @ 09:42 AM

Class Notes

  • Take part in National Night Out
  • Specialty schools opening
  • DPS All-Star Coaches
  • DPS breakfast program a finalist

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

DPS Corner: All children, schools matter

Last week 3,100 eager students poured into our five year-round schools for the start of the school year. They were excited to meet new classmates, teachers and challenges, and their energy was catching. As I visited these schools on the first day, I felt just as excited. It was a new beginning for all of us.


Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

Campus briefs

  • Duke Chapel names first C. Eric Lincoln Minister
  • $3M to fund directorship at Duke for Islamic studies
  • UNC-CH sees 2nd-best gift year in FY ’14

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:25 AM

Class Notes

  • DPS to hold tech job fair
  • Teacher wins national honor 
  • Hope Valley wins iPad
  • Phillips’ new principal
  • STAR Educator 
  • Durham students make honor roll     
  • Back-to-school giveaway

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Class Notes

  • Hillside students to benefit from hiring initiative
  • Riverside student honored
  • Jordan student earns scholarship
  • Bilingual environmental lessons
  • Teachers to serve on panel
  • Partners send Eastway students to Washington

Jul. 21, 2014 @ 11:05 AM

Campus briefs

  • UNC med school gets $6M for back program
  • Physical therapy joins orthopedic surgery department

Jul. 14, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

Campus briefs, July 15

  • UNC Water Institute co-hosts competition
  • New members join UNC Board of Visitors


Jul. 07, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Campus briefs

  • UNC gets federal funding for solar energy research
  • Duke joins national network studying rare diseases
  • Three new trustees join Duke board
  • Local students graduate
  • Local students recognized with honors
  • NCCU 40 Under 40 honorees announced
  • Kenan-Flagler launches online accounting master’s degree

Jun. 30, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Class Notes

NLE achievers

Top drivers, monitors honored

Outstanding teacher

Jun. 30, 2014 @ 09:58 AM

Campus briefs

  • Duke doctor named initiative’s president
  • Local students recognized with honors
  • Local students graduate

Jun. 23, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

Campus briefs

  • Duke researchers identify new cancer treatment
  • McCrindle collection highlighted at UNC’s Ackland
  • Duke medical library explores Civil War medicine
  • Duke, UNC researchers recognized for influence
  • Duke cancer center lauded for innovation
  • Local students recognized on dean’s, chancellor’s lists
  • Local students graduate from college

Jun. 23, 2014 @ 09:45 AM

Class Notes

  • Free summer meals available
  • NCSSM student finalist in BioGENEius Challenge
  • NCSSM students honored for creating app

Jun. 23, 2014 @ 09:33 AM

DPS Corner: Next year, get involved with our schools

The beginning of a new year is traditionally the time to make a resolution: to set the intention to make a positive difference in your life and the life of those around you. 

Columnist: Bert L'Homme View All »

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