Thanksgiving: The Formation of a National US Holiday

How did Thanksgiving become a national holiday? Thanksgiving was first celebrated as an official national holiday in 1863 under proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln. This was during the Civil War, and Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November to be Thanksgiving as a way of unifying the warring Northern and Southern states. The president actually […]


CA Voters Weigh In on Teacher Shortage

The number of new, sufficiently trained teachers in California has reached a decade low. Over the last 10 years, there has been a steady decline of people entering the teaching profession, and the state is starting to see the beginning effects of a teacher shortage. EdSource and the Learning Policy Institute conducted a survey gauging […]