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The Morehead-Cain Foundation welcomes 75 new Morehead-Cain Scholars - UNC News  UNC News

(Chapel Hill, N.C.— April 26, 2019) – The Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States, founded at the nation's ...

Don’t forget the big star coaching at Riverside High  Durham Herald Sun

Former WNBA star Wendy Palmer should also be celebrated for coaching high school basketball.

Fourth person convicted in 2013 shooting death of Riverside High grad in Durham  The Herald-Sun

A fourth person has been convicted in the 2013 murder of a Riverside High School graduate JeJuan Taylor.

Wendy Palmer hired to coach Riverside's girls basketball team  HighSchoolOT

Riverside High School has selected its next girls basketball coach - a coach with a wealth of basketball experience.

Football: Jordan vs. Riverside (Nov. 9, 2018)  HighSchoolOT

Craig Croom (13) of Jordan. Jordan vists Riverside High School in Durham, N.C. on Friday, November 9, 2018. Riverside outlasted Jordan, winning the game ...

Riverside High School student arrested with gun, drugs on campus  The Herald-Sun

A Riverside High School student was arrested Tuesday morning after he was found to be carrying a gun on school grounds, according to Durham Public ...

Award-winning drama teacher’s lawsuit against the Durham school system moves forward  Raleigh News & Observer

An acclaimed high school drama teacher's discrimination lawsuit against the Durham Public Schools can move forward, a judge has ruled. Hillside High teacher ...

Riverside High student graduates after months in immigration detention

Graduation came a year later than Wildin David Guillen Acosta expected, but the experience was sweeter because of what he went through to get to Tuesday's ...

Riverside High senior asks DPS Board of Education to improve conditions for students of color  Durham Herald Sun

Riverside High School senior Jaden Jules asked the school board ensure more black students are enrolled in AIG programs and Advanced Placement courses.

Senior Night Is a Homegrown Doc About Basketball Players at Riverside High School  The Independent Weekly

Friday, May 18. Walltown Children's Theatre, Durham 8 p.m., $15–$25, If you missed Senior Night when it screened in the ...

Missing teen girl is found safe, Durham police say

The girl was last seen near Riverside High School on Rose of Sharon Road.

Riverside High School senior aces nine key engineering exams  Durham Herald Sun

Riverside High School senior Alon Greyber has maxed all seven Project Lead The Way engineering exams he's taken since ninth-grade.

She’s the first of her kind — Riverside High grad leaves school with two degrees  Durham Herald Sun

A Riverside High School student is believed to be the first to graduate from a Durham Public Schools traditional high school with an associate's degree.

ICE agents arrest Riverside High student for possible deportation

Riverside High School senior David Guillen Acosta headed out the door Thursday morning for school but wound up in the Wake County jail and could soon be ...

Riverside HS student arrested after bringing pistol, marijuana to school  WTVD-TV

A Riverside High School student was arrested after police said he brought a pistol and marijuana to school.

Why I am marching in Pride, and why all educators need to  The Herald-Sun

A Durham teacher of the year says she will march in this year's Pride Celebration to support LGBTQ students and encourages others to do so.

Durham high school students learn from 'Hamilton' cast  WTVD-TV

A once in a lifetime opportunity for students is setting the stage for their futures.

Advocates say students harmed by ICE raids. They want Gov. Cooper to stop them.  The Progressive Pulse

A Durham teacher wants North Carolina educators to sign a petition asking Gov. Roy Cooper to take a tougher stand against ICE raids. In the petition being ...

Duke student body: Where is Durham?  Duke Chronicle

I met many Duke students from schools like Durham Academy and North Carolina School of Science and Math, but few who graduated from the Durham Public ...

A Year Ago, Wildin Acosta Was in Solitary Awaiting Deportation. Yesterday, He Graduated from Riverside High.  The Independent Weekly

“Maybe I'll go to the beach?” Wildin David Guillen Acosta has taken the week off. Yesterday, he graduated from Riverside High School, the first in his family to ...

Judge orders Wildin Acosta deported, but not yet. Here’s why.  The News & Observer

The Charlotte Immigration Court has ordered former Riverside High School student Wildin Acosta deported, according to the Durham organization Alerta ...

Riverside girls lacrosse learning on the job  News & Observer

If it seems like the Riverside girls lacrosse team is learning on the job, it's probably because their head coach is as well. Alexa Marshall has lived in North ...

Food Trucks Are So 2016. The Now Thing in Mobile Food is on Instagram, and Its Name Is the Dankery.  The Independent Weekly

In 2010, when Ian Burris was in ninth grade at Riverside High School, he started selling homemade cold-cut sandwiches to classmates in gym. The next summer ...

High School Students Speak Out Against Classmate's Detention  WUNC

UPDATED March 20, 2016 — On Sunday morning, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Sarah Salaña issued an order preventing the ...

Wildin Acosta's Asylum Hearing Has Been Postponed Until October  The Independent Weekly

Without giving a reason, an immigration judge in Charlotte last night postponed an asylum hearing for Wildin Acosta that was scheduled for this morning. Acosta ...

Wildin Acosta's Immigration Case Has Been Continued to December  The Independent Weekly

Leaving a Charlotte immigration court on Tuesday, Wildin Acosta felt like he could breathe again. It was a far cry from how he felt yesterday when he was unsure ...

He’s Famous to many, but not the masses. Will the NBA Celebrity Game change that for Los?  Charlotte Observer

His is one of several names on the 2019 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game roster that won't ring a bell for a general audience. But Famous Los — née Carlos Sanford ...

Transfer DE Jeffrey Gunter headed to NC State  247Sports

Former Coastal Carolina defensive and Durham native Jeffrey Gunter will transfer to NC State. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Gunter committed to Syracuse earlier ...

Are NC students tested too much in school? Some legislators think so — and want to change that.  Raleigh News & Observer

State lawmakers could overhaul the way North Carolina's public school students are tested, resulting in fewer exams being given by the state and local school ...

Teachers: How student ‘dreamers’ enrich our North Carolina high school  Washington Post

Ellen Holmes and Bryan Christopher teach at Riverside High School in Durham, N.C. — and they want people to know about their school's “dreamers,” ...

SAT results a mixed bag. See how your local schools fared  The Herald-Sun

Firve Durham Public Schools high schools beating the state SAT average and five fall short of that number.

Young artists take the spotlight in 'Durham's Finest' exhibit  Campus Echo Online

The N.C. Central University Art Museum kicked off the spring 2019 semester with the the annual "Durham's Finest" exhibit, showcasing the work of over 200 ...

From no Trump t-shirts allowed to gun control, it's not cool to be conservative teen  The Herald-Sun

March 19, 2018 | Teenage Republicans in North Carolina say their generation is more liberal and those who have conservative views face blowback for not ...

Durham student charged after bringing gun to school

A 16-year-old student at Riverside High School in Durham was arrested Wednesday after he brought a loaded gun onto campus, authorities said.

Riverside student advocates for others  Durham Herald Sun

Durham Public Schools/Herald-Sun Student of the Month.

How did freshman Chris Crabtree lead Duke to its first NCAA regional title? By heading home  The Charlotte Observer

At 6-4 and 220 pounds, Chris Crabtree looks the part of a left-handed power hitter. In Athens, Ga., where he powered Duke out of the loser's bracket and past ...

UNC defensive lineman says he is transferring from the program  The Herald-Sun

Jordon Riley, a UNC defensive lineman and former three-star recruit from Durham, has announced on Twitter that he is transferring from the football program.

My Teacher: Personal Stories and Rap Battles  WUNC

WUNC's My Teacher Series is exploring student-teacher relationships across North Carolina and trying to find out what it takes to make a connection in the.

Worried about sharing 'fake news?' So are your kids and other social media consumers  The Herald-Sun

Teens, accustomed to social media, and their parents are expressing concerns about “fake news,” according to a report.

Program Helps Durham Students Hone Writing, Research, Presentation Skills  Duke Today

Were America's Japanese-American internment camps considered a military necessity or a product of racial bias? Middle and high school students from Durham ...

Patience pays off for Crabtree, a Bahama native who helped Duke advance to 1st super regional

Duke freshman Chris Crabtree burst onto the college baseball scene this past weekend as the MVP of the Athens Regional.

Blue Devil of the Week: Partnering with Durham Public Schools  Duke Today

Name: Eliza Mathew. Position: Senior Program Coordinator of Education Initiatives, Office of Durham and Regional Affairs. Time at Duke: 3 years ...

At a Durham high school, Morrisville police arrest second teen in October robbery  The News & Observer

A 16-year-old arrested Thursday at Riverside High School in Durham, NC, high school is the second person charged in the armed robbery Oct. 27, 2017, of a ...

Teaching students respectful discourse is key to approaching controversial topics  Education Dive

Riverside High School (N.C.) English and journalism teacher Bryan Christopher used the bringing down of a Confederate statue in Durham, N.C., as a lesson in ...

Jeffrey Gunter Picks Syracuse as Transfer Destination  247Sports

Syracuse has picked up a coveted defensive end transfer to add to their roster.

Despite Deportation Order, Wildin Acosta Keeps His Faith  The Independent Weekly

Despite a looming deportation order, Wildin Acosta is trying to stay optimistic. He's been fighting his case for two years, since being picked up by immigration ...

Durham teen, missing since June, returns home

Sara Martinez Diaz, 15, was reported missing after leaving Riverside High School on June 5.

Teens: Mother of 2 drowned boys needs mercy, not charges

Two of the Mississippi teenagers who helped rescue a toddler as her mother's sport utility vehicle was sinking in a creek say they are glad a judge has dropped ...

Meet Wildin Acosta  WUNC

Wildin Acosta was 17-years-old when he came to North Carolina. He enrolled at Riverside High School in Durham and was a well-loved student. Last January ...

A defiant community vows to fight state takeover of Durham elementary school  The News & Observer

The Durham community rallied at Glenn Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 10, to stand against a possible state takeover of the school.

Students Open Up Discussions To Close The Achievement Gap  WUNC

Maybe the most obvious lesson I learned from my Advanced Placement Psychology class was about math. There were some numbers that didn't seem to add up ...

Football: Northern Durham vs. Riverside (Sept. 28, 2015)  HighSchoolOT

Northern Durham picked up a key PAC 6 win over rival Riverside on Monday night, 21-7.

Deputies to carry overdose-reversal drug in some Durham schools. Which ones are they?  The News & Observer

Sheriff's Office deputies will make naloxone kits available in some Durham public schools.

Where should your child go to school? Durham Magnet School Fair to offer some answers  The Herald-Sun

Parents can get a look at Durham Public Schools' magnet school programs during the district's annual Magnet School Fair, Saturday, Nov. 4.

“Durham Is All I Know”: DACA Recipients, Supporters Rally in Durham  The Independent Weekly

At an early age, Pam Gonzalez knew she was good at math. "It was something I like doing. I like numbers," she says, talking excitedly with a broad smile ...

Jordon Riley Leaving UNC  247Sports

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Jordon Riley announced his intention to transfer from North Carolina on social media Sunday evening. A team source later confirmed the ...

Schedule: 2018 High school graduations

For students in Wake, Chapel Hill, Durham and Cumberland County public schools, it's tassle-turning time!

DPS wants students to take a stand against bullying. Here’s why.  Durham Herald Sun

Durham Public Schools will ask students to take a pledge against bullying on the first day of the traditional calendar school year on Monday.

Micro-Writing is Having a Macro Impact on Identity Development  EdSurge

Students in my freshman English class have incredible stories to tell, but they aren't always eager to share them.A quick scan of the room makes it ...

Behold the Buzz at Duke's Regional Spelling Bee on March 17  Duke Today

posted in Blog, Community Affairs, Community Engagement, Duke In Durham, News & Events, Partnering With Our Schools, Supporting Our Youth. Students line ...

Wildin Acosta's Detention Sparked a Community Into Action, But He's Still Not Free  The Independent Weekly

On a bright Sunday morning in September, the elusive east Durham cowboys are parading two ponies down a concrete pathway that separates the pupusa ...

Pinecrest girls lacrosse blows by Riverside  News & Observer

The Pinecrest Patriots visited the Riverside Pirates in conference girls lacrosse action on March 17, 2017.

A Plea to Prioritize Sustainability in Durham Schools—from One of Its Students  The Independent Weekly

Senith Berhane, an eleventh-grade student at Riverside High School, in Durham, says she became interested in environmental issues after viewing An ...

Durham Sports Club honors high school scholars  News & Observer

About the only person surprised when Keith Beasley Jr.'s name was called out last week at the Durham Sports Club meeting was Beasley. The Hillside High ...

Hackney steps down at Riverside to become assistant principal  HighSchoolOT

David Hackney has resigned as the head football coach at Riverside High School.

NC superintendent's event cost nearly $47K; see the invitation list

The state superintendent's dinner and event cost nearly $47000 - paid for by The Wallace Foundation - and drew about 700 people.

'The McNeills Will Miss You. You've Always Been Everybody's Favorite Teacher'  WUNC

'The McNeills will miss you, 'cause every time we sit around the dinner table, we always talk about how you're everybody's favorite teacher, even though we're ...

Durham 12-year-old girl to compete in Scripps National Spelling Bee

Twelve-year-old Hanna Closs is the champion of the ninth annual Duke University Regional Spelling Bee. She claimed the title Saturday morning at Riverside ...

The Fight to Keep U.S. High-Schoolers From Being Deported  CityLab

The impending deportations of six Central-American youth have their North Carolina communities up in arms.

These Teachers Banded Together to Protect a Student From Deportation—And Won  In These Times

A man is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents early on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John Moore/Getty ...

Undocumented Durham Teen To Face Immigration Judge  WUNC

Editor's Note: Wildin Acosta's hearing has been rescheduled for Oct. 3, 2017. Wildin Acosta of Durham is scheduled to go before a judge in Charlotte's.

Durham Riverside slides past Williamston, 56-50  HighSchoolOT

Three players finished in double figures for Durham Riverside Friday afternoon as the Pirates downed Williamston Riverside 56-50 in the Mix 101.5 Girls Bracket ...

'New Normal' ICE Action Leads To At Least 200 Detentions In North Carolina  WUNC

Last week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents detained at least 200 people in enforcement actions around the state. Officials raided a.

‘It is my job to give Wildin hope’ – Mika Hunter Twietmeyer  News & Observer

Dear President Obama,. I prepared in the usual way for my first summer road trip of 2016. I packed snacks, a few CDs, my current knitting project and checked ...

Where is Wendy Miranda Fernandez?  The Independent Weekly

Amid fears that a Riverside High School graduate would be deported overnight, the law firm representing Wendy Miranda Fernandez says it has not been able ...

Teen Wildin Acosta describes 6 months in federal detention  News & Observer

DURHAM Wildin David Guillen Acosta told a reporter he was going to jump up and yell “I'm free!” when he was released from a federal immigration detention ...

This educator barely graduated high school. Now he’s principal of the year.  The News & Observer

John Williams, the principal of Phoenix Academy, an alternative school for students struggling academically and with behavior issues, uses hard-learned ...

'My Role Is To Figure Out What The Modern Student-Teacher Relationship Sounds Like'  WUNC

A North Carolina Public Radio producer, Will Michaels, is traveling the state for a project called " My Teacher. " He's helping students interview a.

In a Georgia Jail with Wildin Acosta  The Independent Weekly

It was one of those rooms you see in the movies: dully lit, white concrete walls, a phone hanging next to a window. I expected to see Wildin David Guillen Acosta ...

Response: We Must 'Notice the Uniqueness in Each Student'  Education Week

(This is the third post in a seven-part series. You can see Part One here and Part Two here.) The new question-of-the-week is: What are the best ways to build ...

Jordan, School of the Arts win at Durham County track meet  HighSchoolOT

The Jordan boys' track team and Durham School of the Arts girls' track team each dominated their fields Saturday.

Here’s who NC Central’s Granville Eastman signed in his first recruiting class  The News & Observer

N.C. Central signed 14 players on Wednesday, giving the Eagles 19 players total, including the athletes who signed in December. It was the first full class for ...

Durham Pool Closing Leaves Swimmers Looking for Alternative Facilities Months Before the Season Starts  The Independent Weekly

UPDATE: Durham Parks and Recreation Department reached out to the INDY saying it is working with all of the displaced teams to find practice space and will ...

Durham School Board passes resolution to oppose student immigration raids

The Durham School Board passed a resolution on Thursday that will oppose immigration raids.

Wildin Acosta's Asylum Case Is Pending. What About the Rest of the NC6?  The Independent Weekly

It's been twenty-one months since an Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation swept up a group of undocumented teenagers in North Carolina.

Two-day MLK tournament slated for Riverside  HighSchoolOT

A two-day high school basketball tournament in honor of Martin Luther King Day will be held at Riverside High School in Durham on Saturday and Monday.

Dozens Of Immigrants Detained Across North Carolina In The Past Week  WUNC

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, known as ICE, conducted raids across North Carolina over the past week. ICE agents took several dozen ...

Felipe Molina Mendoza, Durham Resident Set for Deportation Last Year, Gets Another Shot at Asylum  The Independent Weekly

Two years ago, an immigration judge denied Felipe Molina Mendoza's application for asylum in the U.S., unconvinced of the persecution Molina Mendoza said ...

Durham, N.C. woman deported after public fight to stay in US  WJHL

A young Durham, N.C. woman was deported Friday morning following a long fight to stay in the U.S..

Cardinal Gibbons-Riverside halted in first quarter due to weather  HighSchoolOT

In what was the only game to see action in the Triangle area on Friday night, Riverside and Cardinal Gibbons almost completed a full quarter of football before ...

Durham avoids 2-front war but ‘will fight’ possible state takeover of 1 local school  The News & Observer

State education officials on Wednesday removed Lakewood Elementary School from a list of low-performing schools that could be subject to state takeover, but ...

Durham high school mourns after weekend crash

Grief counselors were on hand at Northern High School in Durham Monday following a weekend wreck in which a former student was killed and two other ...

NC Students Miss School To Avoid Deportation  WUNC

On a cold morning in late January, Riverside high school senior Wildin David Guillen Acosta started his car to warm it up for the drive to school. He went.

Top 10 North Carolina Stories of 2016  WUNC

From record flooding and major sporting losses, to the state's prolonged gubernatorial election and the immigration detention of a Durham teen, North Carolina ...

Orange downs Riverside in defensive battle  HighSchoolOT

Neither team scored an offensive touchdown on Monday night, but Orange used its defense and special teams to claim a 14-0 win over Riverside.

Rep. G.K Butterfield Talks About His Visit With Wildin Acosta  The Independent Weekly

Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC-1) says he saw nothing wrong with prison conditions nor treatment of inmates when he toured the entire facility of Stewart Detention ...

Four Local Students Remain in Duke Spelling Bee Competition  Duke Today

The Duke University Regional Spelling Bee has reached the “Final Four.” For the first time in the competition's history, the bee ended Saturday without a ...

NC teachers lose bonus pay, but others still cash in  News & Observer

Steven Unruhe is a 28-year state employee who has won national recognition for his work in a job that is not easy to fill. His state salary is $50000 a year.

Community Rallies for Undocumented Teen, Despite Election-Year Controversy  ABC News

After almost seven months in jail, $10000 was raised in two days.

What do NC teachers think about carrying guns in the classroom?  News & Observer

How do North Carolina educators feel about carrying guns in the classroom to protect students against mass shootings? We polled over 300 teachers and ...

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