American Education

A brief run down of important dates in American Education.

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Textbooks Arrive

1760

Schools Start using Textbooks.

Standarized Testing

1800

Schools start using standardized testing to evaluate he education students are receiving.

Louis Braille

1821

Braille invents Braille system so blind people can receive the same education as other students.

Kindergarten

1856

United States gets its first kindergarten class.

Booker T. Washington

1881

Washington changes education for African Americans.

Plessy vs Ferguson

1896

Supreme Court rules that no law was violated in Louisiana when students of different races were forced to ride separate railroad cars.

West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette

June 14 1943

Saluting the flag becomes a Mandatory part of the United States Education System.

Everson vs Board of Education

February 10 1947

State authorizes schools to make rules and contracts for student transportation.

Brown vs Board of Education

1954

Supreme Court rules Segregated schools are inherently unequal.

Education for All Handicapped Children Act

1957

Congress attempts to change the way education effects those with disabilities.

National Defense Education Act

1958

Government now starts trying to get students into fields where they can become essential members of the government.

TI Calculator

1960

Texas Instruments makes the first handheld calculator and implements it into the modern world.

Prayer Removed From School

June 25 1962

Supreme Court bans school prayer.

Title IX

1972

Schools that receive federal funding must provide equal opportunity to women.

Board of Education vs LaFleur

January 21 1974

State rules schools can not force teachers to quit because of pregnancy.

Stone vs Graham

November 17 1980

Court Rules Posting of Ten Commandments violates constitution.

National Environmental Education Act

1990

Congress makes a new set of standards to educate people on what is going on in our Environment.

Internet

1994

Internet goes public and changes the way we research.

IDEA

1997

Congress reforms the disability act and makes it the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments.

Utah Women and Education Initiative

July 2 2012

Utah attempts to raise number of women with higher education.