Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Education Summit on Raising Expectations & Closing Gaps

The Howard N. Lee Institute is holding a NC Education Summit on Raising Expectations and Closing Gaps.  It is in Greensboro on September 24-26 at Koury Convention Center, an easy drive from Durham.  Registration is still open.  This looks like a good one and seems similar to the former Closing the Gap conference, but with a bigger advocacy piece.  Check out the sessions and topics at  http://www.ncsu.edu/mckimmon/cpe/opd/HNLI/index.html

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Titantic Exhibit Comes to Raleigh September 29th

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh is bringing the Titantic artifact exhibit to town starting September 29th through April 2013.  I experienced it with my family several years ago and found it very educational and an opportunity to talk about the issues and ideas that the exhibit explores through the very personal artifacts shared.  There is a charge for this special exhibition and a student rate, but entrance to the museum as always is free!  There are also opportunities for group rates and it seems like a great topic for a project or paper.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy Dropout Recovery in Durham

Some of you may already know about the Magic Johnson Bridgescape Academy which is part of DPS and serves students grades 9-12 who have dropped out. It sounds like a great dropout recovery program. It offers a combo of online and face-to-face learning. If you know someone who has dropped out and needs a second chance, take a look and share the opportunity with them.
Today’s Herald Sun Article

DPS Information

The principal of the Academy is the principal of the Durham Performance Learning Center, Danny Gilfort, danny.gilfort@dpsnc.net .  You can reach the program at 919-560-9190