Lifestyles: Schools

Nov. 30, 2013 @ 12:28 PM

Contemporary approach to contemporary art

“Art is something that I’ve always known even before I knew what that meant,” said Chapel Hill High art teacher Jack Watson.

Watson’s love of art has led to a nine-year teaching career and a recent project that got him and a colleague published in the November 2013 edition of the national magazine School Arts.


Nov. 26, 2013 @ 05:34 PM

End partisan redistricting

In an era of rancorous partisanship in Raleigh, two high-profile politicians had an affable and intriguing exchange this week


Nov. 25, 2013 @ 11:08 AM

Superintendent’s Corner: Supporting teachers, students as they deal with new standards

Since the Department of Public Instruction on Nov. 7 released school proficiency scores under our new state academic standards, all of us in the DPS community have reflected on what these higher expectations mean for our school system and, more importantly, our students and schools themselves.


Nov. 25, 2013 @ 09:49 AM

Class Notes

  • Take part in #GivingTuesday
  • Sessions to focus on suspensions, discipline
  • Flapjacks raise funds for Spaulding
  • Mihaich receives master’s degree

Nov. 25, 2013 @ 09:01 AM

Campus briefs

The E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation will be based as an independent foundation at Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment with offices in the school's new home, Duke Environment Hall.


Nov. 18, 2013 @ 10:38 AM

Duke University’s Student of the Month: School comes first for Hillside senior

Hillside High School senior Delecia Utley should probably ask for a pair of roller skates for Christmas.

She’s a busy person. Constantly on the go.
Utley’s on the Hornets softball team, a majorette in the band, a cheerleader, a dancer with Nina’s School of Dance and treasurer of the school’s Ladies of Kappa League chapter.


Nov. 18, 2013 @ 10:14 AM

Campus briefs


Nov. 11, 2013 @ 11:46 PM

Ask the Superintendent: Taking a look at new state standards

Last week, the state Department of Public Instruction released school performance data for 2012-13. Because this covered the first year of brand new, highly rigorous state standards for what we teach and how we test it, the data lead me to two conclusions: I am encouraged by what our students and teachers accomplished last year, and we have more work to do to support student achievement.


Nov. 11, 2013 @ 11:57 AM

Class notes

  • Jessica Nolting serves as page
  • Hillside teacher gets oral history grant
  • Financial aid sessions planned

Nov. 11, 2013 @ 11:54 AM

Campus briefs

Misa Noda, a medical student at Duke-National University of Singapore, won the Most Outstanding Third Year Clinical Science Research Thesis Award for her work on occupational health in Sri Lanka.


Nov. 08, 2013 @ 10:06 PM

Durham students voice their choice in local elections

More than 4,500 of Durham’s students voiced their vote for mayor and City Council in Kids Voting Durham Elections during early voting, in schools, and at precincts on Election Day. 
Like adults, the young people overwhelmingly re-elected Mayor Bill Bell, giving him 73 percent of their votes, as well as Ward I Council Representative Cora Cole-McFadden who ran unopposed.  However, students expressed a different opinion when it came to City Council Ward II and III where they favored Omar Beasley (65 percent) over opponent Eddie Davis (35 percent) and challenger Pam Karriker (64 percent) over incumbent Don Moffitt (36 percent).


Nov. 04, 2013 @ 04:31 PM

Brogden students to learn leadership skills

Students at Brogden Middle School will learn to lead under a new program based on Stephen Covey’s bestseller, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.”
The school held a kickoff celebration and pep rally Monday for the program titled “The Leader in Me” in the school’s gymnasium.


Nov. 04, 2013 @ 10:46 AM

Riverside team competes in Creative Food Drive

On Oct. 19, a team of Riverside High School Engineers competed, for the first time, in the 3rd Annual Creative Food Drive held at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham.  The team included JC Castillo, Gillian Wensell, Corey Hillman, Ben Bartnik, John Kish, Miles Burroughs, Victor Chi, Hannah Glisson and Harry Schrickx.  The student team primarily consisted of freshmen engineering students supervised by a contingent of upper classmen.


Nov. 04, 2013 @ 10:37 AM

Campus briefs

Duke University School of Nursing was named the second best graduate nursing program in the country by GraduatePrograms.com, a graduate program guide for students, by students. The ranking was announced in the fall 2013 edition of “Top Grad Nursing Programs” and is the first of its kind.  More than 40,000 current or recently graduated students evaluated more than 1,300 graduate schools nationwide. The University of Pittsburgh was ranked the No. 1 nursing program.


Nov. 03, 2013 @ 08:47 PM

Softball team honors vets, gives hope

After having already given so much for their country, members of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team gave infield outs, a few bases and lots of inspiration Sunday.