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Timeline of Education
12 Oct 2017
April 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) into law.
January 2002: President George W. Bush signs NCLB act into law.
January 2007: President Bush calls on congress to reauthorize ESEA/NCLB.
2014: Schools are Expected to be 100% proficient in reading and math, per NCLB.
1992: The First Charter School is created in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1857: The National Education Foundation is created.
1916: American Federation of Teachers is founded
1906: Phi Delta Kappa is founded
December 12, 2012: Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting occurs.
April 20, 1999: Columbine shootings occur.
1987: McKinney-Vento Act is passed, allowing support for the education of the homeless.
27 B.C. - 395 A.D.: Age of the Roman Empire, Ludas Elementary and Secondary Schools
470 B.C. - 399 B.C. : Age of Socrates
428 B.C. - 348 B.C.: Age of Plato
384 B.C. - 322 B.C.: Age of Aristotle
1300 - 1500: The Renaissance
1500: The Printing Press is improved
1642: The Massachusetts act of 1642 is the first compulsory education act.
1647: The Massachussets Act of 1647 mandates the establishment and the support of schools.
1690: The New England Primer goes into circulation.
1704: One of the first schools for African Americans and Native Americans created in New York City
1700-1800: The Age of Enlightenment
1751: Benjamin Franklin opens the Philadelphia Academy
1779: Thomas Jefferson proposes the Bill for More General Diffusion of Knowledge
1783: Noah Webster Creates Elementary Spelling Book and Webster's Dictionary
1800: Pestalozzi's How Gertrude Teaches her Children is written.
1821: Troy Seminary founded, becomes one of the first female colleges in the country. Boston Classical School is the first State Supported High School in the country.
1837: Horace Mann becomes the first Secretary of a state board of education.
1839: First Public Normal School Opens in Lexington Massachusetts.
1836-1860: McGuffey Readers are the most popular and best-selling readers in the United States
1862: Morril Land-Grant act provides federal land for states to sell or rent in order to raise funds for the establishment of colleges of agriculture and mechanical arts.
1865: Freedman's Bureau is established by congress to provide the foundations of education for freed slaves.
1880: Tuskegee Institute is formed.
1913: The Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education is appointed.
1919: The Progressive Education Association is founded.
1941: The Lanham Act is signed.
1944: The G.I. Bill of Rights is signed.
1958: National Defense Education Act is signed.
1964: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 supports Teacher's rights to nondiscrimination.
1970s: Back to Basics Movement Calls for emphasis in reading, writing Mathematics, and oral communication.
November 19, 1974: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is passed.
1983: Nation at Risk Report calls for "Five New Basics" English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Computer Science.
2009: NGA and CCSO organize the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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