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Landmark Moments in American Education
Harvard College was opened for 9 pupils who strived for further learning, taught by John Harvard.
The first text book was printed in Boston, the 'New England Primer'. While it taught students to spell, it also drilled them with religion.
The average lifetime of school attendance was less than 82 days.
Noah Webster published “The Blueback Speller,” a textbook designed to teach about the United States and its peoples.
Margarethe Schurz founded the first kindergarten in the United States in Watertown, Wisconsin.
Hampton Institute in Virginia became an agricultural based college and Normal School for newly freed slaves.
Joliet Junior College, in Joliet, Illinois, opens. It is the first public community college in the U.S.
Federal troops enforce integration in Little Rock, Arkansas as the Little Rock 9 enroll at Central High School.
The National Association of Bilingual Education is founded.
33 states have been granted waivers from some No Child Left Behind requirements.
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