June 30, 2021
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⟶ Updated 21 Jan 2020 ⟶
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21 Jan 2020
Cherokee's were methodically pushed out of their native territory in the early 1800's and forced to move to the Oklahoma territory. The move limited their ability to learn.
The Puritans migrate to the New World for religious freedom.
In 1636 Harvard College, the first post-secondary school on the North American continent, was established in the Boston, Massachusetts area and in 1693 the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia was founded.
Benjiman Franklin founded the Philadelphia Academy, a secondary school.
Thomas Jefferson was the third president who advocated for Public education to be free.
Noah Webster created his first text that taught children correct grammar and spelling .
The first public secondary school was established in Boston
The first normal school for teacher training was established in Lexington, Massachusetts
Compulsory school attendance laws were first passed in Massachusetts
W.E.B. DuBois was the first African-American to receive a Ph.D
The first kindergarten opened
National Education Association was founded
Margaret Haley became the first woman to speak to the general assembly of the NEA
the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the first teachers' labor organization was founded
Jane Addams founded Hull House as a social center where people could meet and learn new skills if they so desired.
Jane Addams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
John Dewey wrote extensively about the need for teachers to understand the world of the child and the necessity for making connections to that world.
Dewey and his wife, Alice, established a laboratory school to test progressive principles of education
Mary Montessori first Italian woman to graduate from medical school and become a physician
1950's were also the beginning of the end of school segregation
The first compulsory education laws were passed in Massachusetts from 1642-1648
The United States experienced rapid growth
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