Lifestyles: Schools

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Kestrel students create Pinwheels for Peace

In today’s world, peace needs to become more than just a word. On Friday, Kestrel Heights Elementary School of Durham took part in an international art and literacy project called Pinwheels for Peace by “planting” pinwheels with messages of peace in front of their school.

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Campus briefs

  • Two members named to UNC Lineberger Board of Visitors
  • Student from Durham named to UNC-Asheville’s dean’s list
  • Analyst to speak on political dysfunction at UNC

Sep. 22, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

Class Notes

  • DPS has 11 National Merit semifinalists
  • Teacher recognized
  • Lions Club awards scholarships
  • Tabb to be honored
  • ECHHS student named high school scholar

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 11:03 AM

Campus briefs

  • Wellesley College graduate begins year of service
  • UNC institute wins grant funding
  • UNC Journalism School to honor eight leaders

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

Duke University Durham Public Schools Student of the Month aims to make world better place

Dariana Vargas finds comfort in volunteer work.

Her passion for helping others led Vargas, a senior at Middle College High School, and her best friend, Mishel Gomez, to start Latino Ambassadors, a civic organization on the campus of Southern High School.

Sep. 15, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Class Notes

  • Free Tdap immunization
  • Durham Voter Registration Canvass Day
  • Spring Valley awarded literacy grant

Sep. 09, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Class Notes

  • L’Homme to speak
  • Hillside New Tech student honored
  • Rohan Murphy speaks at Lucas Middle
  • Carnival date set

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 11:02 AM

Campus briefs

  • DCRI, RTI to coordinate lung mapping project
  • Duke grad named Alpha Alumni Chapter Affiliate Program member
  • Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program graduates fourth class
  • Duke Center for RNA Biology director named

Sep. 08, 2014 @ 10:45 AM

Ask DPS: Examining the academic performance data

Last week, the State Board of Education released academic performance data for every school and school district in North Carolina from the last school year. This is the second year of higher state standards and a new curriculum, including the Common Core, in North Carolina. There are greater expectations of our students and schools. We are committed to rising to those expectations.


Sep. 01, 2014 @ 04:55 PM

Campus briefs

  • UNC taps Rodriguez for distinguished professorship
  • UNC technology licensing revenue hits $7.9M

Aug. 29, 2014 @ 04:50 PM

Class Notes

  • Author visits St. Thomas More
  • Durham Academy wins honor
  • Field trips
  • Brentwood supply drive

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 10:41 AM

Class Notes

  • Teacher wins scholarship
  • CMA junior wins competition
  • NCSFF collaboration

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 10:36 AM

Campus briefs

  • Duke announces Fulbright Scholarship winners
  • UNC announces Fulbright Scholarship winners
  • Duke’s Williams receives international society’s highest honor

Aug. 25, 2014 @ 09:56 AM

DPS Corner: Principals’ tips for parents

With today's start for traditional-calendar schools, Durham Public Schools is fully open for business for all of our projected 33,650 students. The first month of school is an important time of transition for students; by developing good academic and social habits today, they can set the stage for greater academic success throughout the year. We went to some of our principals for their advice to families on how they can best support their children after school begins.

Aug. 18, 2014 @ 12:57 PM

Student of the Month: Creative Studies sophomore wise beyond years

Mattiyah Jones, a sophomore at the School for Creative Studies, appears much more mature than her 14 years.

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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School discipline reform a win-win for schools and students

DPS Corner: All children, schools matter