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
Two powerful films, one brave conversation
This morning DA parents Karen Berman and Rajeev Dharmapurikar shared news of tonight's PBS re-airing of the documentary film The Prep School Negro. For those unable to watch tonight, the film will also be streamed on worldchannel.org.
The Prep School Negro is the visual memoir of André Robert Lee, who attended Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill School on a full scholarship. Durham Academy hosted Lee in 2010 for a screening and Q&A - part of our longer and deeper conversation about how to make DA a place where all families thrive. Click here to read a great Slate article about the film. Or see the synopsis below.
Better still - join us on March 25 for a screening of American Promise, a film with similar themes that has energized our faculty this year. Click here for more information about our American Promise event.
The Prep School Negro synopsis:
See the trailer.
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