Lifestyles: Schools

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

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Ask DPS: Examining the academic performance data

Last week, the State Board of Education released academic performance data for every school and school district in North Carolina from the last school year. This is the second year of higher state standards and a new curriculum, including the Common Core, in North Carolina. There are greater expectations of our students and schools. We are committed to rising to those expectations.


Sep. 01, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Campus briefs

  • UNC taps Rodriguez for distinguished professorship
  • UNC technology licensing revenue hits $7.9M

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Class Notes

  • Author visits St. Thomas More
  • Durham Academy wins honor
  • Field trips
  • Brentwood supply drive

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Jan. 27, 2015 @ 12:16 PM

The flaw in School Performance Grades

When your child’s quarterly report card arrives, is that the beginning or the end of a conversation? When my children brought theirs home, I never looked at their grades and thought, “Case closed.” I talked with them about their teachers, homework and challenges. We made plans for improvement and we celebrated successes based on their grades, but I always knew that there was more to their learning experiences — positive and negative — than could be revealed in a single letter on a page.

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