The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
This foundation was founded and created "seat time" which is the amount of time spent in class.
The Bureau of Educational Experiments
The bureau was founded in New York City with the purpose of studying child development and child's learning.
Classrooms began using radios during lessons about penmanship, accounting, history, and arithmetic lessons.
Tennessee v.s. John Scopes
This trial was also known as the Monkey Trial, which captured national attention when a biology teacher, John Scopes, taught heinous crimes through evolution, which violated the Butler Act.
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) was first administered.
Jean Piaget's Child's conception of the world is published. His theory of cognitive development becomes an important influence in American developmental psychology and education.
Overhead projectors were initially used for military purposes, but later spread to schools.
Alvarez v.s. The Board of Trustees of the Lemon Grove school district
This case become the firs successful school desegregation court case in the United States.
Most schools were using silent films, while very few schools were using film with sound
Charles H. Houston is named Chief Counsel to NAACP. He developed a legal strategy for achieving equality in education.
The first TV appears in a classroom
People started believing whites and blacks should attend the same schools.
Arkansas desegregates its state university
Schools started using headphones in language labs
The supreme Court holds that the policy of isolating a black student from his peers within a white law school is unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court rules in Brown V. Board of Education that segregation is unconstitutional.
The Court rules that the federal government is under the same duty as the states and must desegregate the Washington, D.C. Schools.
The ACT test was first administered.
25,000 young people march in Washington, D.C., in support of the integration.
Whiteboards were invented to replace chalkboards.
Four African American students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College launch the southern sit-in movement.
CORE organizes Freedom Rides, in which student volunteers take bus trips.
Bicultural Public School
In response to the large number of Cuban immigrant children arriving in Miami after the Cuban revolution Coral Way Elementary School started the first bilingual and bicultural public school in the United States.
For the first time, a small number of black students in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana attend public elementary and secondary schools with white students.
Dartmouth invented the BASIC to teach students a simple programming language.
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act
This act was passed, and provides federal funds to help low-income students.
A handheld calculator was invented by Texas Instruments
The supreme Court orders states to dismantle segregated school systems
Michael Hart invented the eBook.
Scantrons were invented to grade multiple choice tests.
The Equal Educational Opportunities Act
This act was passed, and prohibits discrimination and requires schools to take action to overcome barriers which prevent equal protection.
Apple introduced the first computer to schools.
Touch screen devices were developed and introduced into schools.
Laptops were created and used as a teaching tool.
The University of Phoenix
The university established their online campus, which is the first to offer online bachelor's and master's degrees.
The Americans with Disabilities Act
The act became a law, which prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities in all areas, including education.
CD players became a form of storage
Smart boards were created and introduced into schools
The Controversial No Child Left Behind Act
The act was approved by congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush.
Most schools had Wifi for technology that was used for teaching purposes.
The Higher Education Act
This act was again amended and reauthorized, expanding access to higher education for low and middle income students, providing additional funds for graduate studies.
The International Association for K-12 Online Learning
This association is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to enhance the K-12 online education, and launched as a formal corporate entity.
The Higher Education Opportunity Act
The act was passed into a law, which includes major changes in student loan eligibility for people with cognitive disabilities to federal financial aid programs.
The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009
This act provided more than 90-billion dollars for education.
Ipads are used more in schools than laptops
The Chicago Board of Education
The board voted to close 50 schools, which was the largest mass closing in the United States history.
Most students have their own way of accessing mobile technology
The World Health Oranization
The organization declares COVID-19 a pandemic, then Trump declared a national emergency. States closed schools, and many colleges and universities suspended in-person classes.
Students now are required to have their own device used in schools.