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History Of Education In America
Transcript of History Of Education In America
1600-1699 In 1635, the first Latin Grammar School was established. the schools are designed for young boys of a certain social classes who are ready for leadership positions in a church, state, or courts 1751- Franklin 's Academy
Ben Franklin established a English Academy that had a modern and classic curriculum 1700-1799 In 1640 Henry Dunster becomes President of Harvard College. He teaches all the courses himself! 1752- St. Matthews Lutheran School
was established in
York City, New York
In 1690 the first New England Primer is printed in Boston. It becomes the most widely-used schoolbook in New England. 1801 - James Pillans invents the blackboard. 1800-1899 In 1693 the College of William and Mary is established in Virginia. It is the second college to open in colonial America and has the distinction of being Thomas Jefferson's college. 1787- The Young Ladies
Academy was established
in Philadelphia, Penn. This
was the first all female school. In 1991 Joliet Junior College, in Joliet, Illinois, opens. It is the first public community college in the U.S.
1990-1999 1817 - The first permanent school for the deaf in the U.S. opens in Hartford, CT. In 1904 Mary McLeod Bethune, an African American educator, founds the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls in Daytona Beach, Florida. 1821 - The first public high school opens in Boston, MA.
In 1909 Ella Flagg Young was the first femal superintendent of a large city school system. A year later she is elected president of the National Education Association 2000- Present
1829 - The first school for the blind opens in Massachusetts. 2001- No Child Left Behind act.
In 1926 the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) is first administered. It is based on the Army Alpha test. 1837 - The first female only college, Mt. Holyoke Female Seminary, opens in South Hadley, MA. 1849 - Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman to graduate from medical school. 2007 - On January 1, 2007, the American Association on
Mental Retardation (AAMR) became the American
Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
(AAIDD), joining the trend
toward use of the term intellectual
disability in place of mental retardation. 2009 - The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 provides more than 90-billion dollars for education, 2011 - Alabama becomes the first state "to require public schools to check the immigration status" of students 1857 - The National Teacher's Association is founded in Philadelphia, PA. Jessica Peppler