“Who do you want to win?” Smith Middle School math teacher Andy Lathren asked the audience of students sitting in the gym. “Ben or Coach Tracy?”
“BEN!” Other teachers cheered.
Teachers from Estes Hills Elementary brought a little bit of school to the homes of their students during their last workday.
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.
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.
At this time every year, principals and school system administrators start trying to read tea leaves in addition to our regular duties. As educators, we are focused on teaching and learning: how we can accelerate our students’ performance, motivate and engage them and their families, and ensure that every school is supporting them. But we are now in budget season, and we must plan for the coming year knowing our students’ and schools’ needs — but trying to predict the amount of funding available to meet them.