Today’s news – Saturday, February 11, 2017

Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.

Today’s quote … “Albert Boscov was truly one of the giants in the retail industry.” – Jim Boscov, speaking of his uncle in this Penn Live article, Albert Boscov, business titan and philanthropist, dies at age 87.”

A second quote … “Charter schools don’t work and just take money from public schools. But they are themselves public schools that largely escape the hindrance of teachers unions and have innovative approaches that have often paid off greatly.” – Quote from this newspaper column appearing in the Omaha World-Herald.

tulipsPainting Parties Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts [SCCA] February and March | Learn to paint like a master artist – Tue, February 21, 2017 |  Learn to paint like Cezanne – Sat, February 25, 2017

  • Scary times are here | “Press freedom is under threat here in the United States, and the situation may be more dire than we realize. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has reported that at least 20 journalists have been arrested in the U.S. since August 2014.”


  • February is African American History Month The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.” | Lesson Plans: “Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.”

henry-flipper“Henry Ossian Flipper: First African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877. (64-M-221)” – The National Archives

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