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 […]


Lee County: Personalized Learning Through Technology

The School District of Lee County is breaking through personalized learning barriers by shifting exclusively to digital instructional materials.   The district is conducting a webinar Wednesday, Nov. 18, to illustrate how this transition is serving to engage all students, from struggling learners to high achievers, and encourage collaboration in the classroom and beyond. By […]