Important Events in Education

  • Common Schools Movement

    Common Schools Movement
    A man Horace Mann started a movement to begin state-sponsored public education. In his movement he included statewide curriculum and the idea of using property taxes to fund education. Because of this we are allowed to go to public school and learn for free.
  • Measurement Movement

    Measurement Movement
    A movement created by Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon. In this plan, humans brains were measured for intelligence. Measured in what we know now as the IQ test. Because of this, students can be placed into special programs or receive extra help. They can even advance forward if they are ahead of their age group.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    One of the biggest and most important events in Educational history. This movement made it so that children of all races could go to school together. Before this children of different races were forced to follow the "separate but equal" rule. This movement brought attention to the fact that it was unfair and unequal that white and African American students were receiving different educations.
  • National Defense Education Act

    National Defense Education Act
    Also known as the NDEA was created to make the American school system stronger through more funding. It also highly encouraged students to further their learning after high school. This Act was put in place due to the United States concern to be "better than" the Soviet Union
  • Head Start Program

    Head Start Program
    The Head Start Program was created to help preschool students coming from low income families by providing them with a program to meet any of their emotional, social, health, and psychological needs. This was possible because of president Johnson's war against poverty.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    This is a law that prohibits discrimination against students or employees based on their sex in an educational institution. Before this law passed, female students and teachers were very limited in what they could do. This event is super cool to me because lady power of course:)
  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or (IDEA) is a law that allows free education to children with disabilities. This Law provided the special education program we still have today , which provides services appropriate to the children in the program
  • Standards Movement

    Standards Movement
    This movement began with the Nation at Risk Report, which placed an emphasis on setting academic standards. This told teachers what students should know based on their age and grade. The standards are also used to determine what curriculum teachers and schools use to meet their standards.
  • The Invention of Google

    The Invention of Google
    The Invention of Google has had a huge impact on education. Answers are now available within a few clicks, so students no longer have to go to the library to look for answers. Google and all kinds of technology are used in classrooms every single day.
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    This was an act passed by congress and signed by President George W. Bush. The No Child Left Behind Act is intended to improve student success through standardized tests every year to assess students. This act holds each school accountable for student performance and makes schools responsible for student's academic performance.