Lifestyles: Schools

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.

Mar. 16, 2015 @ 10:11 PM

DSA student looks forward to storytelling, traveling

DURHAM – With a little more than three months until graduation, Kailey Morgan grows reflective as she considers life after Durham School of the Arts.

Mar. 10, 2015 @ 09:02 AM

Paralegal program receives State Bar recognition

HENDERSON -- The Paralegal Technology program at Vance-Granville Community College was recently designated as a Qualified Paralegal Studies Program by the North Carolina State Bar.

Mar. 09, 2015 @ 10:42 AM


The School for Creative Studies held its first Geography Bee on Jan. 16.  Twenty-nine students participated with 10 of them making it to the final round.

Mar. 09, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

State to see dramatic demographic shifts

By Alex Granados


Mar. 09, 2015 @ 09:43 AM

Winter weather aftermath

What are your questions about Durham Public Schools? Email them to and we will connect you to the experts.

This month’s questions all began with a variation on this theme:

Q: About the winter weather in February…

Mar. 02, 2015 @ 09:49 AM

UNC to host talk on climate change, watersheds

CHAPEL HILL -- James McCann will deliver a talk on changes in hydrology in sub-Saharan Africa at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in room 1005 at the FedEx Global Education Center.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 10:50 AM


Roger-Herr has top spellers


Madi Jakes (eighth grade), Matthew Conquista (sixth grade), and Aidan Keaveney (eighth grade) represented Rogers-Herr at the regional History Bee Finals in Concord.

Feb. 23, 2015 @ 08:59 AM

Six to be honored with Cook awards

Duke News Service


DURHAM -- Martin Eakes, co-founder of the Self-Help Credit Union that has financed housing and development for tens of thousands of local residents and small businesses, will join five members of the Duke community to be honored today at the university's annual Samuel Dubois Cook Society Dinner.


Feb. 23, 2015 @ 08:57 AM

Campus briefs

CHAPEL HILL -- The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a symposium and planning session for the mayors and municipal staffs of six historically black Southern towns Wednesday and Thursday.

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.

Feb. 17, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Student of the month: Hillside High School's Bakari Smith

Hey fellas, Bakari didn’t forget you. True to his word, Bakari Smith, a 17-year-old senior at Hillside High School, asked if he could give a “shout out” to his friends during an interview last week to talk about Smith being named the Durham Public Schools’ Student of the Month.

Feb. 16, 2015 @ 09:12 AM

Local sorority offering free college prep session

CHAPEL HILL – For many families, the college application process can be daunting, largely due to a lack of information, access to resources, or the like. The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and CHC Delta Foundation wants to assist in making this process as seamless and achievable as possible for youth, and their parents.  On Saturday, Feb. 28th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the chapter will host a Teen Summit titled, “Are You Ready for College?” at UNC Chapel Hill’s Student Union. The event is free but registration is required.


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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