Magnet Schools http://wunc.org en Durham Magnet School Launches State's First Nationally-Registered Cycling Team http://wunc.org/post/durham-magnet-school-launches-states-first-nationally-registered-cycling-team <p>If you’re a student in a North Carolina public school with aspirations of becoming a pro cyclist, you might not have much of an opportunity to develop your bike skills on a school sports team. That is, unless you attend the School for Creative Studies (SCS), a new public magnet school in Durham. The school began tryouts this week for a new competitive cycling club registered with <a href="http://www.usacycling.org/">USA Cycling</a>, the cycling body responsible for training and sending American athletes to the Olympics and the Tour de France.&nbsp; It’s the first school in North Carolina to start a USA Cycling-registered team.</p><p>“Competitive cycling is exploding in the U.S.,” says SCS Assistant Principal and cycling coach Andrea Hundredmark. “Being involved with an officially-sponsored team will allow School for Creative Studies students to advance in national rankings, and perhaps even compete internationally.”</p><p>The school, which opened in July, currently has 260 students enrolled in the sixth, seventh and ninth grades. They plan to add grades each year and eventually be open to sixth through 12<sup>th</sup> graders.&nbsp; Because they are a magnet school, they don’t have a competitive athletics program.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 20785 at http://wunc.org Durham Magnet School Launches State's First Nationally-Registered Cycling Team Chapel Hill To Get Its First Magnet School http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-get-its-first-magnet-school <p>The Chapel Hill - Carrboro school district will get its first magnet school school in 2013. But not all parents are happy about it.<br><br><strong>Dave DeWitt: </strong>The Chapel Hill - Carrboro School Board voted 5 to 1 to turn Frank Porter Graham Elementary into a magnet school. It will offer a Spanish-English Dual Language program.<br><br>Some parents at Frank Porter Graham had opposed the change. Parents at other schools that will lose their dual language programs also fought the decision.<br> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 18:35:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 2336 at http://wunc.org Durham Delays Magnet Changes http://wunc.org/post/durham-delays-magnet-changes <p></p><p></p><p>The Durham Public Schools will delay a major overhaul of its magnet system. The announcement was made earlier today by Superintendent Eric Becoats. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:56:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7136 at http://wunc.org Durham Delays Magnet Changes