Chapter 7 timeline

  • The 17th and 18th Century

    During the 17th century, Education was not considered important and if schooling happened it was done by a family member. As the population of settlers grew they started to have academic education as a necessity. In the 19th century, the first public school was established then in the year 1867 the first Department of Education was founded.
  • The 19th century

    In the 1920s children were moved from working in factories to public schools this is when the Association of American Universities was founded. Sometime after this, the Progressive Education Association was created making it so that all 50 states funded transportation to school children.
  • SAT's

    The first scholastic aptitude test otherwise known as the SAT is administrated.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    In 1954 Brown faced the Board of Education in a Supreme Court case against segregation, Brown won the case, and soon after they began the process of desegregating schools. Segregation was thought to have completely come to an end in the 1970s.
  • Little Rock, Arkansas

    In 1957 the federal court-ordered integration of Little Rock, Arkansas public schools, the then governor sent national guards to physically prevent nine African American students from enrolling at all-white Central High schools.
  • Preschool Programs

    In the year 1965 Jule Sugarman founded the first head start program for low-income families.
  • Outside Segregation

    Outside Segregation in the 1970s the educational system found itself facing a new challenge, technology. Calculators and computers made their way into classrooms and by the 1990s computers became a necessary part of the classroom.
  • The Year 1972

    In1972, the educational system found itself facing a lot of changes the Indian Education Act was created to accommodate the unique needs of American Indian and Alaska Native students. There was also another Supreme Court case Mills vs. the Board of Education in Washington DC, which ruled that students with disabilities should have equal education or services suited to their needs.
  • National Association of Bilingual Education

    In the year 1975, the National Association of Bilingual Education was established. The NABE is a nonprofit organization that works to advocate for educational equality and excellence for bilingual/multilingual students.
  • Tribal College

    In the 1980s the federal tribal college's act created a Community College on every Indian Reservation which allowed young people to go to college without having to leave their families.
  • Improving American Schools

    In 1994 President Bill Clinton signed the improving American school's act which was forced to provide reformed elementary and secondary education by boosting funding for bilingual and immigrant education allowing for public charter schools and helping prevent drop out.
  • Academic Improvement

    President G. W. Bush also signed the No Child Left Behind act this was to help schools reach achievement quotas and teach students how to take serious tests.
  • CCSS

    The Common Core state standards initiative is established
  • President Barack Obama

    In the year 2009 President Barack Obama announced the race to the top which was a grant to incentivize innovation and reform in K - 12 education.
  • ESSA

    The US Senate approves the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replacing the no child left behind act.