Lifestyles: Schools

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


Oct. 27, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

Class Notes

  • EC teacher honored
  • Marshall visits Creekside
  • AFS contest
  • SAVE chapters receive grants
  • Art awards

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 11:15 AM

Student of the Month: Future teacher committed to academic excellence, civic service

Jasmine Cousar is well-liked by her peers at J.D. Clement Early College High School and has earned the respect of her teachers and school leaders.

Oct. 20, 2014 @ 10:57 AM

Class Notes

  • Academic Expo on Thursday  
  • DPS teacher finalist for Burroughs Wellcome honor
  • Fifty years of Carrington Cougar pride
  • Language, cultural clubs host event
  • Students complete summer science program 
  • Montessori open house
  • CMA students visit Little River

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

Campus briefs

  • UNC center gets $3.75M to conduct prevention research
  • Author Cisneros to deliver Thomas Wolfe Lecture
  • Institute’s contract on HIV/AIDS quality control renewed
  • UNC professor honored for solar breakthrough
  • Milowsky named clinical medical director
  • Families, friends sought to host international students
  • Author to talk about life on autism spectrum

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Class Notes

  • Early College students visit Cisco
  • Howard visits DSA
  • School to host campus tours
  • Fifth-graders raise $1,300 for Ebola crisis
  • White Rock child center earns NAEYC accreditation

Oct. 13, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Ask DPS: Register to volunteer with schools

Q: I want to help chaperone my child’s field trip. Will I need to register as a volunteer? Will there be a background check?


Oct. 06, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Campus briefs

  • Lectureship to honor neurosurgery chief, educator
  • UNC doctor receives award
  • UNC graduate school has new professorship, fellowship
  • UNC professor receives $3 million grant
  • Duke researcher receives prostate cancer challenge award
  • Duke researchers receive BRAIN Initiative funding
  • Duke to lead $20M uterine fibroids study

Oct. 06, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

Class Notes

  • DPS schools to benefit from literacy grants
  • Holley visits Lakewood Montessori
  • Teacher makes good grades
  • D.A.R.E. pioneer honored

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.

Columnist: Bert L'Homme View All »

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 08:53 AM

High hopes for Made in Durham

By Bert L’Homme

Special to The Herald-Sun


We have a lot of work to do to bring Durham Public Schools and each of our 33,750 students to their fullest potential. There are examples of greatness and innovation across our entire county: students acing Advanced Placement courses, children bent over laptops and tablets in one-to-one technology environments, and elementary children learning Mandarin Chinese or working in Montessori classrooms. What our school district needs to achieve — and will achieve — is consistent excellence in every classroom on every campus.

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