Lifestyles: Schools

Jan. 05, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

Campus briefs

Duke researchers awarded grants

Jan. 05, 2015 @ 09:22 AM

Class notes

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

Dec. 29, 2014 @ 10:04 AM

Class notes, Dec. 30

  • Magnet application period begins Jan. 12
  • Edwards a runner-up for region Teacher of Year
  • Litter River in the spotlight
  • Saturday Academies scheduled
  • Burton’s chefs

Dec. 22, 2014 @ 11:01 AM

Campus briefs, Dec. 23

Public science café ‘Periodic Tables’ re-launches

UNC community mental health center gets grant

UNC Asheville announces December graduates

Dec. 22, 2014 @ 10:55 AM

Class notes, Dec. 23

Bikes for SCS

TogetherGreen Fellowship awarded

Duke football players visit Creekside

Winter graduation set

Saturday Academies scheduled

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 02:28 PM

A Christmas Carol

Saturday night brings the last of 4 performances of the Dickens holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, put on by the Northern High School theater program (Irving Truitt, director), in collaboration with programs at Rn Harris Elementary, Little River Elementary, and Carrington Middle. It's a lovely and fresh production that accents the dramatic with dance and music. The dance interludes are especially good. Xavier Spence is outstanding as the humbugging Scrooge, but the whole cast shines on stage with youthful energy (and some fine stilt-walking). It can make you laugh as well as cry, and in that way gets in the whole human range. The show starts at 7pm at Northern High School (117 Tom Wilkinson Road). Admission $10 (adults) and $5 (children).

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

Student of the Month: Molly Monsees

A trip to Guatemala last summer sealed the deal for Molly Monsees.

Even though the 17-year-old Northern High School student already suspected that she is genetically programmed to want to help people, that trip cemented her plans to pursue a career in public health or nursing

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 10:44 AM

Campus briefs, Dec. 16

  • Duke Medicine faculty named to Cord Blood Association board
  • N.C. NAACP president to deliver Duke’s MLK keynote
  • UNC-Chapel Hill juniors receive Eve Carson Scholarship
  • UNC-Chapel Hill admissions office sets record for visitors
  • UNC-Chapel Hill initiative promotes technology commercialization


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 12:07 AM

Class notes, Dec, 16

  • E.K. Powe students learn code
  • Fayetteville Street teacher a finalist
  • DSA students perform at Duke
  • Saturday Academies scheduled


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 06:03 PM

Campus briefs, Dec. 9

  • Duke names sexual and gender diversity director
  • MIT Physics professor, alumnus to speak at NCCU graduation
  • Student receives degree from Duke
  • Duke trustees approve master’s programs, OK new parking deck

Dec. 08, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Ask DPS - Dec. 9

What are your questions about Durham Public Schools? Email them to and the Office of Public Information and Community Engagement will connect you to the experts.

Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

Duke names sexual and gender diversity director

DURHAM -- Duke University has named a new director of its Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

Dec. 07, 2014 @ 11:23 PM

Class notes, Dec. 9

  • More honors for Brian McDonald
  • Mayor talks government at CMS
  • Saturday Academies scheduled

Dec. 01, 2014 @ 10:12 AM

UNC student, graduate earn Mitchell Scholarships

CHAPEL HILL– Sasha Seymore, a UNC Chapel Hill senior, and Thomas Golden, a 2011 graduate from UNC Chapel Hill, have been named recipients of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship.

Dec. 01, 2014 @ 08:51 AM

Forte-Brown named NCSBA treasurer

Durham Public Schools Board of Education vice-chair Minnie Forte-Brown was recently elected treasurer of the North Carolina School Boards Association. Forte-Brown will serve a one-year term.

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May. 26, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

Honoring some great educators

Some of the best educators in North Carolina are right here in Durham Public Schools, and I am proud to tell you about them.

Restoring a measure of respect

In budget, protecting instruction is top priority

High hopes for Made in Durham

The flaw in School Performance Grades