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.
Writer John Burroughs was born on April 3, 1837, in Roxbury, New York. Like Henry David Thoreau before him, Burroughs gained a wide following for his observations, in the form of nature essays, of the world around him. Burroughs published his first collection of nature writings, Wake-Robin (excerpted in In the Catskills), in 1871. Among … Continue reading “Today in History – April 3”
April 3, 2020 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A man exposed himself to students after hacking into an online class being held by a public school in Florida, school officials said Thursday. The man gained unauthorized access to the Zoom video conferencing instructional lesson on Wednesday and exposed himself to the class, Orange County Public Schools … Continue reading “Man exposes himself after hacking into online Florida class”
Broward County Public Schools successfully carried out distance learning this week, with approximately 15,000 teachers and 220,000 students from District managed schools participating in remote online learning. Read more on Broward County Public Schools to Close School Campuses on Monday, April 6. Español | Haitian-kreyòl | Português Source
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 2, 1865, Ulysses S. Grant’s army attacked Confederate lines at Petersburg, Virginia. By mid-afternoon, Confederate troops had begun to evacuate the town. The Union victory ensured the fall of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, located just twenty-five miles north of Petersburg. President Jefferson Davis received word of … Continue reading “Today in History – April 2”
The District has updated its Mental Health website with many useful resources for employees, students, and families including resources related to coping with the current COVID-19 pandemic. Read more on the BCPS Mental Health Website Español | Haitian-kreyòl | Português Source
April 1, commonly known as April Fool’s day, has long been an opportunity for children to tease their teachers. In an interview with a writer employed by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression, Mrs. Sally Marlowe of Marion, South Carolina, recalled: We used to run off in the woods on April Fools’ Day … Continue reading “Today in History – April 1”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Robert W. Runcie announced today, District school campuses will remain closed through Friday, May 1, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the Superintendent’s statement to the community, during the Tuesday, March 31, Emergency School Board Meeting. Watch video from Superintendent Robert W. Runcie’s statement to the community. Source
On March 31, 1917, the U.S. took formal possession of the Danish West Indies. Renamed the Virgin Islands, this chain consists of St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John and about fifty other small islands, most of which are uninhabited. Lying about sixty-five kilometers east of Puerto Rico at the end of the Greater Antilles, the … Continue reading “Today in History – March 31”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will continue to provide regular updates on operational, academic and other issues of concern related to the closing of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic. This document is specific to the impact on student academics and has questions grouped by topic. View the Update on Academics during Coronavirus Closure Español | Haitian-kreyòl | Português Source
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will continue to support students and their families through the coronavirus crisis by offering its grab-and-go meal service to 23 elementary schools, nine middle schools and 15 high schools throughout Broward County. View the information update for Food and Nutrition Services for Students and Families March 30-April 15 Español | Haitian-kreyòl | Português Source