Under President Eisenhower, federal funding was provided for all levels of education in the United States in science, math, and foreign languages. The US did not want to fall behind the USSR, especially in space initiatives.
First ACT test administered as a college readiness assessmnet. This focused on the content taught in schools as well as cognitive reasoning.
Bilingual Public School
Coral Way Elementary School formed in Miami. It was the first bilingual and bicultural school in the United States.
Association for Children with Learning Disabilities
Samuel A. Kirk, coins the phrase ¨learning disability." This eventually leads to the formation of the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities.
War on Poverty
Lyndon Johnson establishes the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA), which provides federal funds to help low income students.
Bilingual Education Act
Title VII mandates schools to provide bilingual education classes. It recognized the needs of Limited English Speaking Ability (LESA) students.
The Open Classroom
The book ¨The Open Classroom¨ by Herber R. Kohl, which promotes open education, was published. It prompted students and teachers to be more open about all aspects of education including the emotional side.
Scantron technology introduced.
Federal Law to prevent discrimation on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.
Indian Education Act
Establishes a comprehensive approach to meet the needs of American Indian and Alaskan Native students.
Section 504 guarantees civil rights for students with disabilities in federally funded institutions.
Education of all Handicapped Children Act (PL94-149)
Free and appropriate education in the least restrictive setting for students with disabilities.
First Apple II computers introduced for personal use.
Federal Tribal Colleges Act
Community colleges established on every Native American Reservation
Department of Education
President Jimmy Carter establishes the department of education as a cabinet position.
¨Teach Your Own: A Hopeful Path for Education¨- John Holt. adds momentum to the homeschooling movement.
Creationism in Education
Supreme Court eliminates the ¨Creationism Act, thus allowing schools to teach evolution without teaching creationism
Case of Board of Education vs. Pico
Supreme Court rules books cannot be removed from library because and Administrator deems it to be offensive.
Howard Garner published ¨Frames of Mind¨ identifying the 7 intelligences
Public Law 105-332 Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act
Calls for sweeping reforms in public education and teacher training. Expanding H.S. requirements to include the study of computer science.
Emergency Immigrant Education Act
Provides funding for schools with large amounts of immigrant students.
Case of Wallace v. Jaffree
Supreme Court finds silent prayer and teacher-led voluntary prayer in public schools violates the 1st amendment.
Success For All
The Success For All initiative to improve reading and problem solving skills. (K-6th)
First National Educational Summit
First National Educational Summit, Governers of all 50 states meet to establish goals for education across the United States.
University of Pheonix
First online campus opens in the United States
Teach for America
Teach for America forms which trains professionals to teach in ¨schools in need¨.
First Public Charter school opens in Minnesota.
First Smart Board is introduced into the classroom.
Improving America's Schools Act (IASA)
Bill Clintion impliments this act to reform Title I schools and increase funding for bilingual and immigrant education It also had the purpose of dropout prevention.
Goals 2000: Educate America Act
Developed standards and allotted 400million to states for necessary resources.
Whiteboards come into use in U.S. classrooms. Switching from blackboards.
James Bank’s book, Multicultural Education, Transformative Knowledge, and Action spurs the multicultural education movement.
Columbine school shooting. Schools tighten safety procedures and school shootings start happening at an alarming rate.
Back to Basics movement links education with more conservative values.
Implementation of No Child Left Behind. Mandates high stakes testing, holds schools accountable for achievement levels, and provides penalties for schools that do not make yearly progress on NCLB goals.
U.S. Supreme Court rules that school voucher programs are constitutional and do not violate the 1st amendment.
Higher Education Act
Higher Education Act is amended and reauthorized, expanding access for low income and middle class students.
Khan Academy is formed providing online resources for students and teachers.
Individuals With Disabilities Improvement Act. Includes modifications in the IEP process and procedural safeguards with increased authority for schools. Requires schools to use the RTI approach for special education.
iClicker is introduced which allows teachers to use polling as part of their educational practices. Used for getting real time updates on student understanding.
The Education and Inspections Act (UK)
Parliamentary Act to: ensuring that all children in all schools get the education they need to enable them to fulfill their potential.
The attack was the deadliest shooting by a single gunman in U.S. History.
The Education and Skills Act (UK)
Raised the minimum age at which a student could leave mandatory education to 18 if born after September 1, 1997.
Race to the Top
ED Recovery Act funded RTT, which was an initiative by President Obama to spur and reward innovation in local K-12 education.
Common Core standards, which were developed with the help of state governors, began to be implemented across the participating states in the United States.
iPads were introduced which innovated teaching in the classroom.
The International Baccalaureate program implimented the New MYP curriculum which reworked the standards to align more with the Common Core initiative.
Schools of all types will be judged differently, from content and curriculum to a more complex set of skills.
Formats of schools begin to diversify even further to increase adaptability and responsiveness.
Students will Interact with others remotely, as predicted by Joe Williams. This will create a more individualized plan of instruction to students.
Students will partake in remote apprentiships which further extends the remote learning.
Success of technology in schools will still rely on skilled teachers to drive technology used.
Urban schools and educators will link learning projects and inquiry to real life challenges, leading to true innovation. They will become design partners with government officials.
Career readiness will shift from a static benchmark to a continuous and dynamic need ofer a lifetime, requireing self-direted learning that is closely aligned to the needs of shifting industres.