a Motto

Ama Nesciri

Love to be unknown, and to be valued as nothing. This will be more beneficial and useful than to be praised by other people.

-Thomas à Kempis.

 

Parent University: Getting Ready for School and eLearning Aug. 12-17

Join District staff and administrators for live webinar sessions, including step-by-step guidance to help parents assist their students through the school day and information on what to expect once classes begin. View the Parent University webinar schedule. English | Portuguese | Haitian Creole | Spanish Source

Today in History – August 10

On August 10, 1821, Missouri entered the Union as the twenty-fourth state. Named after the Native American people who originally inhabited the land, Missouri was acquired by the U.S. as part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. At that time, the territory’s occupants were mainly French settlers. After the War of 1812, American settlers poured into … Continue reading “Today in History – August 10”

Some Florida schools start as new coronavirus cases drop

August 10, 2020 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Students began returning to some Florida college campuses on Monday and some public school classrooms in rural districts opened with new safety precautions in place as the state reported the fewest new daily cases of COVID-19 in more than a month. Classes for new students started Monday at … Continue reading “Some Florida schools start as new coronavirus cases drop”

Today in History – August 9

On August 9, 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson, “Old Hickory,” signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson ending the Creek War. The agreement provided for the surrender of twenty-three million acres of Creek land to the United States. This vast territory encompassed more than half of present-day Alabama and part of southern Georgia. Major General Andrew … Continue reading “Today in History – August 9”

Today in History – August 8

Journalist, short-story writer, and novelist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings was born on August 8, 1896, in Washington, D.C. Rawlings is best known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Yearling (1938), the story of young Jody Baxter’s coming of age in the big scrub country which is now the Ocala National Forest in Florida. As she answered … Continue reading “Today in History – August 8”

Today in History – August 7

Revolutionary war hero Nathanael Greene was born on August 7, 1742, at Potowomut in Warwick, Rhode Island. Before the Revolution, Greene managed his father’s iron foundries and is said to have served in the Rhode Island colonial legislature. Self-trained in military tactics and science, he was instrumental in the formation of a unit known as … Continue reading “Today in History – August 7”

Michael Brown is killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri

Year 2014 Month Day August 09 On August 9, 2014, police officer Darren Wilson shoots and kills Michael Brown, an unarmed Black teenager, in the street of Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Protests and riots ensue in Ferguson and soon spread across the country. There are many different accounts of the incident, including … Continue reading “Michael Brown is killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri”

Today in History – August 6

On August 6, 1890, baseball great Cy Young pitched his first professional game, leading the Cleveland Spiders past the Chicago Colts. Over the course of his 22-year career, Young won at least 508 games (511 is the generally accepted number) and averaged more than 23 victories per season. He was elected to the Baseball Hall … Continue reading “Today in History – August 6”

BCPS Superintendent Joins Congressional Remote Hearing “Challenges to Safely Reopening K-12 Schools”

August 5, 2020  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie is speaking at a remote hearing of the Congressional Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis on Thursday, August 6, 2020, with former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and education and public health professionals. The hearing will examine the challenges to safely reopening K-12 … Continue reading “BCPS Superintendent Joins Congressional Remote Hearing “Challenges to Safely Reopening K-12 Schools””

August News from the Librarian of Congress

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