The Draft Riots of 1863

By Phineas Upham

One of the overshadowed aspects of the Civil War took place in New York City from July 13th to 16th in the year 1863. This time period was known as Draft Week back then, but history would remember the event as the New York City Draft Riots.

Congress had enacted laws that same year that were meant to conscript for the Civil War. They needed men …

Wilderness Therapy Programs Are Proven to Work

Written by Wood Creek Academy.

It can seem like there are no good solutions for parents dealing with teenage boys who are constantly getting into trouble. Some teens simply don’t change their ways after getting in trouble at home, at school or even with the law. For some parents, there can be a feeling of hopelessness and a sense that the situation will never be fixed.

However, there is hope in …

The Founding of The Wall Street Journal

By Phineas Upham

During the latter portion of the twentieth century, New York reinvented itself as a media powerhouse. The Wall Street Journal was one of several brands native to the city that had recognition across the nation, and, in some cases, across the world too.

The Wall Street Journal was especially notable because it had been around almost as long as the New York Stock Exchange had. The Journal began …

Teenage Academic Issues and How to Overcome Them

Teenage Academic Issues and How to Overcome Them

Teenage Academic Issues and How to Overcome ThemWritten by Wood Creek Academy

Teenage years are by far the most challenging ones for the parents. During adolescence, teenagers encounter so many issues of various nature such as a shift in social connection, academic pressures and sentimental problems. It might be hard for the teenager to keep up with all these issues. From the parent’s side, there are several actions that can be taken in order to help them to …


The California Pacific International Exposition

By Samuel Phineas Upham

We call it the California World’s Fair of 1935, but they called it the California Pacific International Exposition. Certainly a flair for language. The gathering was meant to showcase San Diego and to give its economy a shot in the arm, so to speak, and get things going.

Frank Drugan was the man with the plan, and he’d arrived in San Diego only two years before the …


Coping with Teenage Academic Issues

Wood Creek Academy

Parenting a teenager can be one of the most challenging roles in parenthood. Teenagers are faced with so many changes during their adolescence. These changes take the form of shifting social connections, different after school activities and academic pressures. It can be hard for them to keep up with all that. There are certain actionable strategies that parents might undertake in order to cater for difficulties to handle …

Special Education Resources

Special Education Resources in New Jersey

Submitted by Ebergen County Homes

If you’re in the market for a new residence, Ridgewood homes for sale is a great place to start. They offer some of the best neighborhoods in all of New Jersey, plus you’ll have a number of other advantages when you get a Ridgewood address. Speak to local realtor Al Donohue and he’ll definitely tell you the same.

However, while beautiful homes and friendly, safe neighborhoods …


Moving for a better education

Written by The Steele Group Sotheby’s International Realty

Many parents may choose to relocate to another place based on the quality of the education available. Usually, if you considering moving for a better education, you might choose the right place based on statistics. An important factor to consider would be the reading and maths scores of both private and public schools.

If you have young children, do not only look at …

Education In Virginia

Planning Your Education In Virginia

By Relocate to Richmond

There are countless reasons to move to Virginia. No matter what your needs are, Virginia has something for everyone. One reason a lot of people think about attending Virginia is for the sake of education. If you’re interested in getting a post-graduate degree, school system in Virginia is definitely worth considering.

Some prominent schools in Virginia include the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, George Mason University, …


Staging a Home for Sale in Virginia

Real estate in Richmond VA has risen roughly 3% annually since 2010, making the state capital some of the hottest real estate on the east coast. The area’s economy is diverse, including several Fortune 500 companies in addition to a mix of manufacturing and government jobs. It has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.

The market is skyrocketing, with the median price of Virginia homes for sale settling …