Top 5 Historical Events in Education Timeline

Timeline created by bheskin
  • National Reports

    National Reports
    Between 1842 and 1918, it became mandatory for students to attend school. Only around 5% of children went on to attended high school.
  • Increasing High School Enrollments Post World War I & Great Depression

    Increasing High School Enrollments Post World War I & Great Depression
    Laws were placed to make it mandatory for students to attend school. Enrollment numbers increased after World War 1 and then increased dramatically more after the Great Depression. 73% of children were attending school in 1940.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    This case would allow African American children to attend school with white children in Kansas. The Court determined for all equal education because it was important to get students ready to be a good citizens, conscious of cultural values, and professional training later.
  • Special Education - Public Law 94-142

    Special Education - Public Law 94-142
    This allowed students with special needs to attend school. In 1975, about 8 million children had a disability and over half did not get an education that suited them. Later, children who were intellectually disabled had gotten proper education. This allowed it to be harder for schools not to accept students with disabilities.
  • A Nation at Risk Impacts Public Schools

    A Nation at Risk Impacts Public Schools
    The report found that student testing scores were dropping instead of increasing. American students were falling behind other nations and impoverished students were not keeping up with their peers.