• Welcome to the DPS Newsroom!


    This page is a resource for journalists and media professionals seeking sources for stories or story idea development.  Communications Specialist Crystal Kimpson Roberts offers direction to journalists seeking dependable, credible, and accurate information in a timely manner. As the district’s lead storyteller, she can offer relevant insight toward illustrating your story about public education through the eyes and voices of teachers, staff, and students.

    For more information, contact Crystal Roberts via the information below. Thank you for your interest in the Durham Public Schools! 

    Crystal Roberts

  • What do you need to develop your story?


    Subject Matter Experts

    Get connected with Durham Public Schools teachers, administrators, and staff who are experts in their fields.


    What’s New in DPS 

    Click here and go to District Updates and DPS News to get the latest about our district.


    DPS Notables

    Click here and go to DPS Spotlight to find features about students, teachers, and staff


    The DPS Blog

    Click here to read our district blog.


    DPS Podcasts

    Behind the Spark

    DPS’ district podcast covers a myriad of topics from academics to transportation to school construction.

    Hosted by Sheena Johnson Cooper, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications and Crystal Kimpson Roberts, Communications Specialist.


    Get To Know As We Grow

    This podcast is an exclusive look at the district’s Growing Together initiative.

    Hosted by Sheena Johnson Cooper, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications.


    The DPS Strategic Plan

    A visual explainer of the district’s mission, vision,and goals


    Photo Gallery

    Contains photos approved for use by the district and media.


    FOIA requests

    Please email crystal_roberts@dpsnc.net