History of Education

Timeline created by escarbro
In History
  • Boston English High School opens

    one of the first public high schools, it was created to educate working class boys in business, mechanics and engineering trades.
  • Massachusetts passes law makes all grades free for public school

    It helped give lower class children a chance at an education.
  • Horace Mann becomes Secretary of Massachusetts State Board of Education.

    An educational reformer, he promoted free education and established schools to train teachers.
  • Department of Education is created

    It was established to help states create effective school systems
  • U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision in the case of Brown v. Board. of Education of Topeka

    ruled that seperate schools for black and white is unequal. Brown v. Board of Education is a combination of five cases from all over the united states.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is passed

    Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty," provides federal funding to help low income students. This helped create "Head start" programs which got low income students prepared for school
  • The Education of All Handicapped Children Act becomes federal law.

    The law requires that free education suited to the students needs is offered in the least restricted setting be given to all "handicap" children.
  • No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) approved by congress

    NCLB requires high stakes student testing, and schools are held accountable for achievement levels and schools will receive penalties that don't make enough yearly progress towards the goals.
  • International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)

    A non-profit organization that enhances online education launched as a formal corporate entity.
  • cases of Parents involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No 1 and Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education

    Supreme court ruled that race can't be a reason in assigning children to high schools.
  • American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009

    Over 90-billion dollars was provided for education, half goes to local school districts to save jobs and update schools. Includes a race to get to the top motivation, a program designed to induce reform in K-12.
  • the Chicago Board of Education votes to close 50 schools

    Largest closing of schools in American history, officials said the closures were to reduce cost and improve educational quality. On the other hand teachers say that it affects low income and diverse students.
  • "too-much-testing" movement

    President Obama's new plan limits standardized testing to no more than 2% of class time.
  • West Virginia Teacher Strike

    West Virginia teachers are the one of the lowest paid in the nation, teachers walked out to protest their pay and benefits which resulted in schools closing.
  • the World Health Organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic.

    March, 2020, WHO declares COVID-19 a pandemic, two days after that is announced the President declares a national emergency. Many states close schools, and many colleges and universities suspend face to face classes.