History of Education 1950-2000

Legal

Court Cases

Public Law 81-740

1950

Public Law 81-740 grants a federal charter to the FFA and recognizes it as an integral part of the program of vocational agriculture. The law is revised in 1998 and becomes Public Law 105-225.

Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1952,

1952

Brown v. Board. of Education of Topeka

1954

Civil Rights Act of 1957

1957

National Defense Education Act (NDEA)

1958

Engel v. Vitale

1962

Murray v. Curlett

1963

Civil Rights Act becomes law

1964

Higher Education Act

1965

Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

1965

Project Head Start

1965

Veterans Readjustment Benefits Act of 1966

1966

Bilingual Education Act

1968

Repealed by No Child Left Behind

Epperson et al. v. Arkansas

1968

Diana v. California State Board

1970

Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (PARC) v. Pennsylvania,

1971

Title IX of the Education Amendments

1972

Indian Education Act

1972

Mills v. the Board of Education of Washington, D.C.

1972

Rehabilitation Act

1973

Case of Lau v. Nichols

1974

Equal Educational Opportunities Act

1974

Education of All Handicapped Children Act (PL 94-142)

1975

Refugee Education Assistance Act

1980

Edwards v. Aguillard

1982

Plyler v. Doe

1982

Board of Education v. Pico

1982

Emergency Immigrant Education Act

1984

Wallace v, Jaffree

1985

Edwards v. Aguillard, et al.

1987

The Immigration and Nationality Act

1990

Massachusetts Education Reform Act

1993

Improving America's Schools Act (IASA)

1994

Proposition 187

1994

Proposition 227

1998

Santa Fe School District v. Doe

2000

Social

Events in Society

Little Rock 9

1957

Sputnik

1957

Moon Landing

1969

e-Book invented

1971

"Why Johnny Can't Write,"

1975

Apple II

1977

A Nation at Risk

1983

Christa McAuliffe

1986

Milwaukee Parental Choice

1990

Tim Berners-Lee

1990

SMART Technologies

1991

Georgia becomes the first state to offer preschool to four year olds

1995

Ebonics be recognized as the native language of African American children.

1996

Google

1998

Columbine High School

1999

Research

Educational Research Published

Bloom’s Taxonomy

1956

ACT Test

1959

Zone of Proximal Development.

1962

Samuel A. Kirk uses the term "learning disability"

1963

The Equality of Educational Opportunity Study

1966

Jerome Bruner's Toward a Theory of Instruction is published.

1966

Herbert R. Kohl's book, The Open Classroom

1969

Jean Piaget's book, The Science of Education, is published.

1970

Teach Your Own: A Hopeful Path for Education

1981

In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms

1993

Multicultural Education: Transformative Knowledge and Action

1996

Left Back: A Century of Failed School Reforms

2000