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Colonial Schools-focused on religion

1620 - 1750

Schools focused on religion

Massachusetts Act 1642- mandated education

1642

Revolutionary Period-freedom and American values

1750 - 1820

Freedom and American Values

First textbooks

1783

Common Schools- Schools widely available

1820 - 1865

First College for Women

1821

Segregation of Schools 1850

1850

Land-Grant Act- Lands for states to invest in education

1862

Compulsory Education-Allowed education opportunities for African-Americans

1865 - 1920

Progressive Era- New Philosophies

1920 - 1945

Postwar Era 1945-Present- Opportunities for the disadvantaged

1945 - 2014

Desegregation- separate but equal

1954

Brown vs. Board of Education- Whites and Blacks go to same schools

1954

Sputnik- U.S. emphasizes science and math to compete with Soviets

1957

Title 1 is established-Compensatory education programs

1965

Morrison vs. State Board of Education- Cannot fire teachers for personal life

1969

Public Law 94.142 is passed- All handicapped children have free education

1975

Title IX- No discrimination based on sex

1975

Mckinney-Vento Act- states provide education for homeless children

1987