September 30, 2021
For educational institutions
⟶ Updated 14 Oct 2017 ⟶
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The International Council for Exceptional Students is founded
All states have passed laws to provide funds for transportation to school.
The Progressive Education Association is founded.
The first "standardized tests" are created for WWI
The American Federation of Teachers, AFT, is founded
The federal government tells school districts "to allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity."
A federal judge in Texas signs a temporary injunction allowing schools to opt out of the transgender bathroom directive.
The U.S. Senate votes 85-12 to approve the Every Student Succeeds Act, and President Obama signs it into law on December 10.
The Minnesota State High School League votes on December 4 to adopt a policy allowing transgender students to join female sports teams. Minnesota is the 33rd state to have a formal transgender student policy.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative, "a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers," is launched.
The controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is approved by Congress.
NCLB Act is signed into law by President George W. Bush.
Whiteboards are becoming more popular in U.S. classrooms.
The smart board (interactive white board) is introduced by SMART Technologies.
The University of Phoenix establishes their "online campus," the first to offer online bachelor's and master's degrees.
Microsoft Windows 1.0 is released
IBM introduces its version of the personal computer (PC).
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 becomes law
Texas Instruments introduces the first in its line of electronic hand-held calculators
The U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision in the case of Brown v. Board.
Jean Piaget's The Child's Conception of the World is published
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