The History of Education in America

Timeline created by Megangreen67
In History
  • Thomas Jefferson

    Opened a college to colonial america and was the 2nd college to be opened
  • Benjamen Franklin

    he was instrimental in the establishment of the university , which helps bring ideas of the european enlightenment
  • Frederick Frobel

    German educator who was the founder of the kindergarten and one of the most influential educational reformers of the 19th century
  • McGuffey Readers

    The first of William Holmes McGuffey's readers were published. their secular tone sets them apart from their puritan texts of the day. The McGuffey readers as they came to be known, are among the most influential texts books of the 19th century
  • Common Schools

    A common school was a public school that was open to all children
  • Horace Mann

    Became secretary of the newly formed Massachusettes States Board of Education
  • Normal Schools

    Were used to train high school graduates to be teachers they were pretty much a form of a college
  • Morrill Act

    This is also know as the Land Grant Act donates public lands to states.
  • Elizabeth Palmer Peabody

    Opened the first "formal" kindergarten in Boston, MA
  • Brown VS. Board of Education

    Oliver Brown and several other parents of colored children went up against the School Board of Education
  • Brooker T. Washington

    First principal of the newly opened "Normal School" in Tuskegee, Alabama
  • John Dewey

    Dewey's views helped advance the ideas of the "progressive education movement." An out growth of the progressive political movement, progressive education seeks to make schools more effective.
  • Smith-Hughes Act

    Provides federal funding for agricultural an vocational education
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Part of Lyndon Johnson's "war on poverty" it provides federal funds to help low-income students, which results in the initiation of educational programs such as Title I and the bilingual education program.
  • Project Head Start

    A preschool education program for low-income families
  • No child Left Behind Act

    The Bilingual Education act, also known as
    Title VII after many years of controversy, the law is repealed in 2002 and replaced by the no child left behind act
  • Children with Disabilities Act

    In addition to changing terminology from handicap to disability it mandates transition services and add autism and traumatic brain injury to the eligibility list
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    Civil Rights Act

    Banning of segregation in all public accomidations. The supreme court rules it in 1883
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    Maria Montessori

    The first Montessori school in the U.S. opens in Tarrytown, New York in 1913 she also had the montessori educational association in Washington D.C
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    Dick and Jane Readers

    books that where written by William S. Gray and Zerna Sharp and published by Scott Foreman that were used to teach children to read