Welcome to Heads Up, a blogging experiment that aims to:
- connect the people, parts, and principles of Durham Academy;
- share ideas about learning and human development;
- spotlight a few of the many wondrous things I get to see every day at Durham Academy.
Thanks for reading the posts below — and sending news, links and ideas worth sharing.
Michael Ulku-Steiner, Head of School
For reasons that stretch back to the 1905 arrival of my immigrant grandparents in Pennsylvania to the peaceful, prosperous present in which I’ve been lucky to live and raise my children, I feel immense gratitude to be an American.
It’s easy to overlook the privilege of U.S. citizenship. However, thanks in large part to Anne McNamara, who taught AP U.S. History for many years and now serves as the Upper School’s director of community service, American citizenship will soon be squarely in front of our school.
The Upper School focuses on citizenship every November. In presidential election years, we concentrate on the privilege, responsibility and opportunity of voting. Every year, we mark Veterans Day by teaching American history through first-person accounts from those …
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