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.

 

Florida governor says closures don’t work, schools stay open

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis holds a press conference on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla., regarding education and COVID-19 at Boggy Creek Elementary School. —Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel via AP December 1, 2020 Miami Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Monday that schools will be required to remain open despite the rise in confirmed … Continue reading “Florida governor says closures don’t work, schools stay open”

November News from the Library of Congress

What started at the turn of the century as an effort to create a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a month being designated for that purpose. The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for … Continue reading “November News from the Library of Congress”

BCPS to Serve as a National Model to Help Bring Computer Science to More Students Across the Country

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) computer science initiative will serve as a national model for broadening participation in computer science in schools. Over the next four years, BCPS will participate in three Computer Science for All grants, which were recently awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The three grants focus on increasing participation in … Continue reading “BCPS to Serve as a National Model to Help Bring Computer Science to More Students Across the Country”

Florida mayors plead with governor to take action on virus

November 19, 2020 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Five Florida mayors on Wednesday said they were extremely concerned about the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state, and begged Gov. Ron DeSantis to change his approach to the virus in hopes of slowing the spread. Following a monthslong decline from its huge summer spike … Continue reading “Florida mayors plead with governor to take action on virus”

Virus worries latest hurdle in Florida school shooting case

November 18, 2020 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Concerns about the coronavirus in jail emerged Tuesday as the latest roadblock in the death penalty case against Nikolas Cruz, who is accused in the 2018 massacre that killed 17 people at a Florida high school. Defense attorneys said at a hearing they want written health safety … Continue reading “Virus worries latest hurdle in Florida school shooting case”

Broward County School Board Elects New Chair, Vice Chair New and Re-elected Board Members Sworn In

November 17, 2020  On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, The School Board of Broward County, Florida elected Dr. Rosalind Osgood, District 5 as Chair and Laurie Rich Levinson, District 6 as Vice Chair. The nominations and election took place during the School Board’s annual Organizational Meeting. Chair Dr. Osgood has served on the School Board since … Continue reading “Broward County School Board Elects New Chair, Vice Chair New and Re-elected Board Members Sworn In”

Broward County Public Schools Swearing-in Ceremony For Newly Elected School Board Members

November 16, 2020 WHO: School Board Members, District Administrators, Community and Family Members WHAT: Swearing-in Ceremony for recently elected School Board Members WHEN: Tuesday, November 17, 20209:30 a.m. WHERE: Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, Boardroom600 S. E. Third AvenueFort Lauderdale, FL 33301 WHY: Swearing-in Ceremony for two new members – Debra Hixon and Sarah Leonardi … Continue reading “Broward County Public Schools Swearing-in Ceremony For Newly Elected School Board Members”

Today in History – November 16

Oklahoma entered the Union as the forty-sixth state on November 16, 1907. Five days later, The Beaver Herald, the Beaver County Oklahoma newspaper, carried this news, reporting in the headline that “The Brightest Star in the Constellation Now Shines for the 46th State—Oklahoma.” The history of Oklahoma is tied to the early nineteenth-century use of … Continue reading “Today in History – November 16”

Today in History – November 15

Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled. Article II, Articles of Confederation On November 15, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation. Submitted to the states for ratification two days … Continue reading “Today in History – November 15”

Today in History – November 14

On November 14, 1732, the Library Company of Philadelphia signed a contract with its first librarian. Founded by Benjamin Franklin and friends in November 1731, the library enrolled members for a fee of forty shillings but had to wait for books to arrive from England before beginning full operation. Benjamin Franklin opening first subscription library … Continue reading “Today in History – November 14”