K-12 Public Education

Timeline created by khanagan
  • First Public School in the United States

    First Public School in the United States
    The Boston Latin School was the first school in what is now known as the United States. It is significant because it was the start of public education in the United States. All future education stemmed off of this beginning.
  • Child Study Movement

    Child Study Movement
    Stanley Hall develops a movement that puts the child first, not the subject in education. This helped to pave the way for looking at how children learn. Current education philosophies stem from this such as play based learning in early childhood classrooms.
  • First Kindergarten in the United States

    First Kindergarten in the United States
    Margarethe Schurz founded the first Kindergarten in Watertown, WI. It centered around music, nature studies, stories and play similar to our modern day Kindergarten classrooms. This started the emphasis on early childhood education.
  • Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142)

    Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142)
    This law entitled all children ages 3-21 to receive educational services in public schools including children who were intellectually challenged, hard of hearing, deaf, speech and language impaired, visually handicapped, emotionally disturbed, orthopedically impaires, other health impairments and children with specific learning disabilities. This was significant because all public schools now have Special Education programs to assist all students in their learning.
  • No Child Left Behind

    No Child Left Behind
    President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law to hold states, districts and schools accountable for unequal achievement among different student populations. This act has mixed feelings among educators and parents. It is significant because it fueled many of the modern techniques and changes teachers are trying make in education today including Common Core Math, homework, standardized testing in Kindergarten and even flexible seating.