National Deaf History Month

Submitted by Lori Barton, IPS Admin The first public school for the deaf was opened on April 15, 1817 in West Hartford, Connecticut. Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. was the world’s first institution dedicated to advanced education for the deaf and hard of hearing.  It was officially founded on April

Celebrating Irish American Month

By Steve Wyatt In October 1990, Congress passed a Public Act to establish March 1991 as Irish-American Heritage Month. Since 1997, the president has issued annual proclamations for the observance. The month of March, was chosen to coincide with Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17), which is an Irish national holiday.