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Character over Consequences, Mentoring over Monitoring: Dr. Devorah Heitner Highlights Best Practices for Raising Kids in the Social Media Age

Raising a child in an inescapably digital world is a recipe for pitfalls and potholes. That’s why the Durham Academy Family Matters speaker series turned to Dr. Devorah Heitner, an author who provides parents and families with strategies to help their children build lasting, constructive habits around social media usage and screen time.

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Middle School’s Expansion of Competency-Based Learning Will Strengthen Commitment to Rigorous Academics

An educational approach that promotes real-world feedback, supports learners of all varieties and instills in middle schoolers the value of intrinsic motivation? It’s not Pollyanna. At Durham Academy’s Middle School, it will soon be a fully realized reality.

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Students chat in an Upper School computer science class.

The 2024–2025 Durham Academy Upper School Curriculum Guide features several firsts. There’s a fresh catalog-style design showcasing a plethora of new courses marking the full debut of the Upper School’s Advanced curriculum — comprising 52 intellectually rigorous, internally designed courses. It also represents an emphatic commitment to what DA does best: delivering top-flight, real-world instruction to curious and enthusiastic students.

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At a time when the nation's blood banks at at the lowest they've been in many years — with the lowest number of people donating in the last 20 years — your donation matters more than ever. You can do your part to help save lives Tuesday, Feb. 20, and Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Durham Academy’s annual spring blood drive. The event will be held in the lobby of Kirby Gym on the Upper School campus from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days.

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