Evolution of Education

Events

The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, Public Law 105-332

1984

The Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act, Public Law 105-332
Provides federal money for vocational programs and/or services that are available to people of all ages. (U.S. Department of Education, n.d.)

Microsoft Windows 1.0

1985

Microsoft Windows 1.0 was invented and replaced MS-DOS. "Windows 1.0 ships with several programs, including MS‑DOS file management, Paint, Windows Writer, Notepad, Calculator, and a calendar, card file, and clock to help you manage day-to-day activities" (Microsoft, 2015).

University of Phoenix Online Degrees

1989

The University of Phoenix was the first college to offer online Bachelor's Degrees. In 1991, the University expanded their online classes to include MBA.
(University of Phoenix , 2015)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

1990

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ensures that children with disabilities are provided the same public education and resources as any other child.

(Driscoll, 2015)

Smart Board Introduced

1991

The Smart Board was introduced. It's the first interactive presentation board and is now used in most classrooms. Teachers are able to move freely around their classroom and still give their students instruction on the Smart Board.
(Smart, 2015)

Improving America's Schools Act

1994

Signed into law under Clinton's administration. The Improving America's Schools Act provides federal funding for Title I, literacy programs, Immigrants, correctional and alternative learning environments, technological advancements, as well as many other programs. (Education Week, 2015)

No Child Left Behind

2001

No Child Left Behind was signed by President Bush. It was formally known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Schools are required to test students in math, reading, and science. Schools had to make sure all students were proficient in their grade levels by 2014. ("No Child Left Behind", n.d.)

Common Core Standards

2009

Common Core Standards have changed the way children learn math and literacy. The Common Core Standards was created with a higher level of learning in mind. Common Core Standards level the learning across the U.S. in hopes to prepare all students for college or the workplace. (Common Core State Standards Initiative, 2015)

Apple iPad

2010

The Apple iPad has replaced computers in most classrooms. Learning is not only fun and portable. The iPad can be used for research, learning, taking notes, blogs and other communication purposes. The possibilities are endless with the iPad. ("Ipads In The Classroom", 2010)

The Every Student Succeeds Act

2015

The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed by President Obama on Dec. 10, 2015. The Act will give more power on the state and local level. This Act will also provide better preschools for children so that children can have a better foundation. (The WHITE HOUSE, n.d.)