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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
DURHAM COUNTY The dropout rate for Durham Public Schools students continued its six-year decline, while suspension rates and incidents of crime and violence in high schools also fell, according to data by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. The dropout rate fell from 3.55 percent in 2011-12 to 3.22 percent in 2012-13, representing a six-year low. The
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
THE LINKS For 30 years, Triangle Park Chapter of The Links has worked in service to families and children in Durham, Orange and Wake counties. TPC has a longstanding relationship with Fayetteville Street Elementary School in Durham. Members volunteer each month as mentors to 33 girls in the fourth and fifth grades. Recently, TPC hosted a Mother-Daughter
Debt-free by 2020 campaign kicks off
Thursday, April 10, 2014
CHAPEL HILL – Friday, dozens of North Carolina college students will attend the Board of Governors meeting at UNC Chapel Hill to demand a debt free system from the state's public universities by 2020. With the College Board estimating state tuition prices will rise by 40 percent in the next five years, Matt Hickson, organizing director of the N.C.
‘Magic’ Johnson visits Durham to boost high school graduation
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
DURHAM – Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s visit to Durham Tuesday was all about education, completing high school and working hard to succeed. Johnson told the students at the Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy at 401 N. Driver Street, “Everybody forgets I’m from the ‘hood. I’m from the neighborhood. I grew up like
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
UNC-CHAPEL HILL Columbia University Law School professor Theodore M. “Ted” Shaw will become the second director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. This appointment, approved by the UNC Board of Trustees, becomes effective July 1. The position had been open since founding director
Education pioneer honored with highway marker
Monday, April 7, 2014
DURHAM – It was a beautiful spring day to commemorate a legendary rose. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority honored soror Dr. Rose Butler Browne by unveiling a N.C. Historical Highway marker in her name near her grave in Glenview Cemetery. Browne died in 1986 after a long life of service. Browne was an educator in the state for more than 50 years. She was the
Suber's resignation (not)
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Read St. Augustine's President Dianne Boardley Suber's retirement letter, here. UPDATED: Suber released a statement April 4 that she would be retiring in May, but a press conference Monday, trustee chairman Rodney Gaddy said Suber was fired Friday. She was informed via email on Saturday. St. Aug's also reinstated two employees Suber had previously fired or
NCCU chancellor leads with creativity and innovation
Friday, April 4, 2014
DURHAM – Dr. Debra Saunders-White was formally installed as the 11th chancellor of N.C. Central University Friday during ceremonies at McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium. Saunders-White, who was appointed to the post by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors in early 2013, came to NCCU from the U.S. Department of Education after working in
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