History Of Education

Timeline created by alyssauecker
In History
  • First Public School Started

    First Public School Started
    The first public school opened in April of 1635 in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the Boston-Latin School, the boys-only secondary school led by Philemon Pormont, a Puritan settler.
  • First Compulsory Education Law

    First Compulsory Education Law
    Law states that parents or master of children are required to provide them basic education including insturction in reading, writing, and the colony's capitol laws if it is not provided, the state claims authority to take custody of them so that they can be instructed.
  • Dame Schools

    Dame Schools
    An early combination of day care and schooling, dame schools are held homemakers who informally instruct students for pay. This would show that women are effective teachers. It would also raise the base level of education.
  • Monitorial Schools

    Monitorial Schools
    Was developed by Joseph Lancaster, known in the United States. As a one-room schoolhouse, this school used a system where the smarter students taught day lessons to smaller groups of students. This education was only available in larger cities and wealthier families.
  • New England Primer

    New England Primer
    First reading primer for American Colonies. It was the most successful educational textbook and became foundation of most schooling before the 1800's.
  • Horace Mann

    Horace Mann
    Advocated for a state-funded public education system which later came with state-regulated assessments. He informed business owners that they would get better workers if they paid for public education. The school design transformed from one-room schoolhouse to a linear and sequential layout similar to factories where students would eventually work.
  • Department of Education Started

    Department of Education Started
    It started to collect information on schools and teaching that would help states establish effect on school systems.
  • Pledge of Allegiance

    Pledge of Allegiance
    The pledge of allegiance was first used in public schools on Columbus Day. The pledge of allegiance was written by Francis Bellamy.
  • Brown v. Brown of Education

    Brown v. Brown of Education
    The Brown v. Board of Education was passed in 1954. It was a landmark 1954 Supreme Court case that justices ruled that racial segregation of children in public schools was unconstitional. It helped establish the "separate-but-equal" education and other services were not equal at all.
  • Box Tops for Education

    Box Tops for Education
    The Box Tops for education program was created by General Mills, helping schools earn money by collecting coupons from food packaging.
  • Common Core

    Common Core
    Common Core State Standards Initiatives is launched which is when K-12 students should know at the end of they year.