Education Timeline

10 Most Important Events in the History of American Education

First Education Law passed

1642

First government-ran public high school established

1821

First normal school founded

1823

Plessy vs. Ferguson ruling

1896

The Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education created

1917

Progressive Movement

1920 - 1930

Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling

1954

Title IX ruling

1972

Public Law 94-14 passed

1975

No Child Left Behind Act created

2001