Lifestyles: Schools

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

DPS closed for Thanksgiving

Durham Public Schools will be closed Nov. 27-28 for the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 10:51 AM

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate receives Rhodes Scholarship

CHAPEL HILL -- Sarah M. Bufkin of Atlanta, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a Rhodes Scholarship.

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.

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

Campus briefs, Nov. 18

  • Duke Chapel announces humanitarian awards
  • NCCU history department turns 75
  • Former commander to speak at Duke
  • Duke announces Baldwin Scholars
  • Duke neurologist to direct national consortium
  • NCCU recognized as a military-friendly school
  • Duke’s Baldwin Auditorium project recognized

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Class notes, Nov. 18

School board meets Thursday

Learn about demonstrated mastery

Saturday Academies scheduled

DPS to hold fall career fair

DSA students treated to concert

Nov. 17, 2014 @ 10:13 AM

Future among the stars awaits Student of the Month

Most folks upon meeting Myles Harris would describe him as quiet and soft-spoken.

And that observation would be correct until Harris begins to talk about the one thing he is most passionate about – rocketry.


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Ask DPS: Help schools by serving as proctor

Q: Last month you wrote encouraging us to volunteer in our schools. Are there any urgent needs?


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:54 AM

Campus briefs

  • UNC Kenan-Flagler presents alumni awards 
  • UNC-Chapel Hill center to focus on obesity prevention
  • Duke Children’s doctor gets research funding award
  • Garden & Gun CEO to give talk at UNC
  • UNC business school launches community initiative
  • L’Oréal Paris recognizes Duke student
  • UNC musical diplomacy initiative gets grant


Nov. 10, 2014 @ 11:50 AM

Class Notes

  • ‘Dreamgirls’ originals at Hillside
  • DSA students perform with Susan Boyle
  • Orange Day at Fayetteville St. Elementary
  • Officials tour Lucas Middle School
  • Hillside dance teacher wins leadership award
  • Githens students visit Biogen
  • Orange seeks input on superintendent search


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 11:18 AM

Campus briefs

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation honors UNC researchers
  • Kohl’s pledges $91,774 to Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center
  • Local residents inducted into Order of Gownsmen at Sewanee


Nov. 03, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Class Notes

  • Credit demonstrated mastery
  • Earn college credit
  • DPS to hold Magnet Fair on Saturday
  • Trinity School honors Blake Hubbard
  • Hillside crowns No.1 and No.2
  • Culinary students win big at State Fair
  • All-County band performs
  • Southern symposium
  • Volunteers beautify Eastway
  • Dance demonstration
  • All-County band performs

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Smith Middle students challenge teachers in sports

“Who do you want to win?” Smith Middle School math teacher Andy Lathren asked the audience of students sitting in the gym. “Ben or Coach Tracy?”

“BEN!” Other teachers cheered.


Nov. 01, 2014 @ 12:12 PM

Teachers strengthen love of reading, community

Teachers from Estes Hills Elementary brought a little bit of school to the homes of their students during their last workday.


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

DPS Corner: Learn more about magnets at November fair

On Nov. 8, families from across Durham County will flock to the campus of Southern School of Energy and Sustainability to learn about the innovative alternatives for learning offered by the Durham Public Schools Magnet Program. The DPS Magnet and CTE Pathway Fair is your opportunity to explore our elementary, middle, secondary and high school offerings and discover whether one of them is ideal for your child.

Oct. 27, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Campus briefs

  • Duke’s Blazer Receives Distinguished Service Medal
  • UNC’s Cahoon receives Packard Fellowship
  • Fogle retires as Duke Credit Union CEO
  • Tulsky Receives American Cancer Society palliative care ward
  • UNC’s Carolina Asia Center wins award
  • UNC to partner on Department of Defense grant
  • UNC Water Institute announces Future Technologies winners


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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.

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The flaw in School Performance Grades

School discipline reform a win-win for schools and students

DPS Corner: All children, schools matter