Historical Timeline

  • Common Schools Movement

    Common Schools Movement
    From around 1800 to present day, the Common Schools Movement has been relevant in schools across the nation and world. It was started by Horace Mann and allowed students to go to public schools for free within a state provided curriculum. Lumen. Educational Reforms. Retrieved from https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-ushistory/chapter/educational-reforms/
  • Brown V Board of Education

    Brown V Board of Education
    During a time of many innovations, a minister by the name of Oliver Brown took to action against the segregation laws by the Kansas government. This challenge made its way to the Supreme Court where the segregation laws were eventually overturned creating a racially inclusive classroom setting. Duignan. B. (2010, Apr. 7). Brown v. board of education of topeka. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/event/Brown-v-Board-of-Education-of-Topeka
  • The National Defense Education Act

    The National Defense Education Act
    During the Cold War, the United States wanted to compete with the Soviet Union in every way possible. One of these ways they competed was through education. The National Defense Education Act was passed to increase fundings in public schools, along with influencing more students to pursue education after school. Hunt, T. C. (2019, Aug. 26). National defense education act. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/topic/National-Defense-Education-Act
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Title IX was introduced in 1972. Before this law was put into place, boys were given more opportunities than girls in schools. Title IX prohibits discrimination between the sexes, giving both equal opportunities to learn in the classroom. History. (2019, Sep. 29). Title IX enacted. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/title-ix-enacted
  • Standards Movement

    Standards Movement
    The Standards Movement (introduced in 1983) was created to give schools a set curriculum. This gave teachers a better understanding of where their students should be based on their age or grade level. The standardization also allowed for teachers to know their more advanced students in their classes. Standards movement in American Education StateUniversity.com. (n.d.). Retrieved October 17, 2022, from https://education.stateuniversity.com/pages/2445/StandardsMovement-in-American-Education.html