Lifestyles: Schools

Apr. 20, 2015 @ 02:25 PM

Looking toward a life of service

DURHAM – “Gooooood Mornnnnning, Jordan High School.”

That’s Mary Katherine Falgout’s signature lead-in as she shares the morning announcements with schoolmates each day.
If it sounds familiar, then it should.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 04:14 PM

Study examines cancer drug discrepancies

CHAPEL HILL -- Uninsured cancer patients are paying anywhere from two to 43 times what Medicare would pay for chemotherapy drugs, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 04:10 PM

Kindergarten registration open

Q: When should I register my child for kindergarten?

A: Now is the perfect time.

Durham’s Partnership for Children is joining us to co-host Durham’s first-ever Kindergarten Registration Week, now through April 18, during the national Week of the Young Child. We will be all over Durham County — from Barnes & Noble to the Museum of Life and Science, from Chik-Fil-A to the Durham Public Library — sharing registration packets with parents. We want you to have all of the information you need to enroll your child in kindergarten as soon as possible.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 09:53 AM

Saturday academies return

Durham Public Schools has scheduled four Saturday academies to give additional support and instruction to high school students taking biology, Common Core Math I and English II.

Apr. 13, 2015 @ 08:55 AM

Campus briefs

CHAPEL HILL -- The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a challenge grant to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 02:52 PM

Lineberger Center completes sequencing in genomics effort

CHAPEL HILL – The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is leading a national, multi-year, collaborative effort to characterize the genetic changes in nearly 30 cancer types. Earlier this year, the center sequenced 10,000 samples of cancer tumor tissue.


Apr. 06, 2015 @ 02:49 PM

Campus briefs

NCCU to host Women’s Health Awareness Day


DURHAM -- Women will receive free health screenings along with information to help support longer, healthier lives during Women’s Health Awareness Day at North Carolina Central University Saturday.

Apr. 06, 2015 @ 10:49 AM


Math fair success 

Miles Thompson from Githens Middle and Charlotte George from Hillside High placed first in their divisions along with six additional DPS students who placed in the Central Regional Math Fair in Asheboro on March 28.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 11:20 AM

New UNC Lineberger faculty recruited to launch T-cell cancer therapy trials

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.


Mar. 30, 2015 @ 11:16 AM

Campus briefs

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.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 09:24 AM

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

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.

Mar. 23, 2015 @ 10:05 AM


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.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 10:45 AM

Triangle Community Foundation awards science education grants

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.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 10:42 AM

Zoller named president of entrepreneur group

CHAPEL HILL -- The United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship has named Ted Zoller as its president.


Mar. 16, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

DPS science teachers at work

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.

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Jun. 29, 2015 @ 11:00 AM

Remembering why we support public schools

The adage is true: time flies.

The 2014-15 school year is receding in the distance, although it is not quite over. We have students working in summer programs. Teachers have been participating in professional development. Principals are hiring staff.

Honoring some great educators

Restoring a measure of respect

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

High hopes for Made in Durham