K-12 Public Education Timeline

Timeline created by JessicaBaumeister
  • First Required Schools

    The General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony decrees that every town of fifty families should have an elementary school and that every town of 100 families should have a Latin school.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    The Supreme Court unanimously agrees that segregated schools are "inherently unequal" and must be abolished.
  • Elementary and Secondary Education Act

    Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    As Part of President Johnson's war on poverty, the ESEA started Head Start, gave free lunches to those and need, and gave greater attention to special education. This allowed continued opportunity for education.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    Title 9 stated that no person can be excluded from a school program on the basis of their sex. This gave rise to more women athletics and other opportunities which previously were not granted.
  • No Child Left Behind Act

    This Act set new government test standards that students must reach or the school district may face federal assistance money. This program was set in to help disadvantaged students reach the same goals as advanced students. Some people believe teachers are now teaching to strictly meet those standards.