2000-2023 Historical Timeline

  • Y2K scare

    Concern about digital records going on the fritz
  • 9/11 Attacks

    This historical event changes our dialogue around patriotism. This does impact civics education in the years to come.
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was the main law for K–12 general education in the United States from 2002–2015. The law held schools accountable for how kids learned and achieved. The law was controversial in part because it penalized schools that didn't show improvement.
  • Grater v. Bollinger

    Does the University of Michigan Law School's use of racial preferences in student admissions violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment or Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
  • Reauthorization of Individual with Disabilities Educational Act (IDEA)

  • Gen Z starts Kindergarten

  • Mac book

    first Mac book
  • iPhone is born

    first generation of iphone
  • Flipped classroom is used

    The new technology allows for more hands-on learning during classroom instruction time.
  • Global recession

    Many families have been displaced because of the mortgage crisis. This impacts where children live and whether they remain in their current school zone/district.
  • Common Core Standards

    Adopted by 43 states
  • Florida Charter School Alliance

  • Waiting for "Superman" Documentary

    Critical of the American public education system
  • Sandy Hook Mass Shooting

  • Student Loan debt for Higher Ed passes 1 Trillion

  • Every Student Succeed Act (ESSA)

    Obama administration passes educational reform
  • We Will Rise

    Michelle Obama, as first-lady, coordinates an initiative to educate girls worldwide.
  • Trans-students rights are rolled back

    In February 2017, DeVos helped rescind the guidance the Obama administration had issued protecting the rights of trans-students. Doing so sent a message to school leaders that her department would enforce a much narrower view of Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education.
  • Parkland Shooting

  • Artifical Intelligence

  • COVID-19 Pandemic Shuts Down Schools

  • Teacher shortage

  • Critical Race Theory Ban

    Many schools ban the teaching of CRT in K-12.
  • Uvalde School Shooting

    Yet another mass shooting in an elementary school
  • Stop W.O.K.E. Act

    Florida passes a ban on teaching topics that make students and employees uncomfortable because of their race, gender, identity, etc. WOKE- wrongs to our kids and employees
  • FAST Assessments

    Beginning with the 2022–23 school year, Florida’s statewide, standardized assessments in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics will be aligned with the Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.). The Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST), which includes VPK through grade 10 Reading and VPK through grade 8 Mathematics assessments, will be administered as a progress monitoring assessment, which students will participate in three times yearly.
  • Charter Schools in Florida

    723 charter schools operating in Florida