Year: 2015

S.A.T. changes coming for high school students

By Bruce Wilkerson and Christian Lawrence

November 21, 2015

Two million students across the nation will be affected by new changes to the S.A.T., including a new scoring system and change to the formerly required essay.

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All new Durham Nutcracker debuts Dec. 12, 13

By Anna Williams

November 12, 2015

It would be difficult not to notice the joy that this building contains as cast members rehearsed for their annual performance of “The Durham Nutcracker.” But this isn’t the version that you’ve seen before.

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Principal Profiles: Eastway Elementary School

By DeVante Campbell

November 2, 2015

NCCU Voice reporters profiled four Northeast Central Durham elementary school principals. In this video, DeVante Campbell introduces Shayla Holeman, principal of Eastway Elementary School.

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Shepard Middle School receives cash, instruments

By Rowland Givens

October 26, 2015

CEO of National Pawn, Bob Moulton, has a heart and a desire to give back to the community and to change lives. Just ask the kids at Shepard Middle School in Durham who are making more music with the recent donation of instruments from Moulton.

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“Career center on wheels” brings opportunity to NECD residents

By Christina Herring

Every Wednesday in September and October, a big truck with a NC Joblinks logo sits next to Angier Avenue Baptist Church. Some people in formal attire, some not, go inside the truck for a short while. Inside the truck lies new opportunities for Northeast Central Durham residents.

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A DPS grad gives back at Y.E. Smith

By Evan Owens

October 23, 2015

Judd is the principal of Y.E. Smith Elementary Museum School. As its title infers, Y.E. Smith stands out from other NECD schools in that it focuses on hands-on and diverse learning opportunities through community collaboration.

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Mark Bailey: A closer look at Maureen Joy’s new principal

By Eric O'Neal

In the halls of Maureen Joy Charter School, students and staff are encouraged to be active in and around their school, as well enjoy and embrace learning. So what better way to accentuate that than to have a leader who is just that, and even is excited to do it?

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DPS finalizes time changes

By Christian Lawrence

During the 2014-2015 school year, I have heard students talked about how early they had to get up, saying that most mornings they’re too tired to do school work.

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