Duke’s support for Durham Public Schools is broad. We celebrate the ingenuity of Durham’s students through initiatives like the Duke University Regional Spelling Bee; advance the professional development and community connections of school staff through programs such as Visions; and respond to schools’ most pressing needs through a range of programs that address kindergarten readiness, early literacy and Latino student engagement.
Support for local schools is a natural part of Duke’s mission as an educational institution. We believe Duke’s engagement with public schools not only enhances the education of local youth; it enriches the lives of Duke students, faculty and staff.
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