History of Ag Education

Timeline created by AGED 3033
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Christopher Columbus lands in the Caribbean Islands

  • John Smith founded the Jamestown settlement

  • Slavery was introduced to the Colony of Virginia

    Only the year, rather than the specific date, has been documented.
  • The Mayflower dropped anchor at Provincetown Harbor

  • Salem Witch Trials

    Only the year, rather than the specific date, is appropriate for the connected events.
  • Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment

  • Birth of Andrew Bell

    Andrew Bell was born on March 27, 1753 in Scotland.
  • British Parliament passed the Tea Act

  • Boston Tea Party

  • Paul Revere rides from Boston, MA to Lexington, MA

  • US Congress approves the Declaration of Independence

  • Tutor - Bell

    Andrew Bell was a private tutor in the Virginia Colony. In 1781, he returned to Scotland where he tutored and became a clergyman in the Anglican Church.
  • Ordination - Bell

    Andrew Bell started seeking ordination in the Church of England in 1781 and received it in 1785.
  • Madras, India - Bell

    Andrew Bell traveled to Madras, India to implement a particular teaching method in an orphan school. This plan was to overcome the shortage of teachers by allowing the better students to help with those who were younger or struggling.
  • US Constitution came into effect

  • George Washington inaugurated as 1st US President

  • 'An Experiment in Education' - Bell

    Andrew Bell published 'An Experiment in Education', describing his Madras system. This did not become popular until it was adopted by Joseph Lancaster and Robert Owen.
  • Master of Sherburn Hospital - Bell

    Andrew Bell was named Master of Sherburn Hospital. Sherburn Hospital is a medieval hospital located in England.
  • Superintendent - Bell

    Andrew Bell became the Superintendent of the National Society for Promoting the Education of Poor in the Principles of the Established Church. This society was formed to keep nondenominational schools from spreading.
  • Canon of Hereford Cathedral - Bell

    Andrew Bell became Canon of Hereford Cathedral. The Hereford Cathedral is located at Hereford in England.
  • Prebend of Westminster - Bell

    Andrew Bell became Prebend of Westminster.
  • Death of Andrew Bell

    Andrew Bell passed away on January 27, 1832 in England.
  • Mark Twain Born

    Samuel Langhorne Clemens is born in Florida, Missouri, the sixth child of John Marshall and Jane Lampton Clemens.
  • Enslaved life

    Enslaved life
    He spent the early years of his life in his father’s plantation service shops,(his father was slave master Jessie Lewis and his mother is unknown) where he mastered the trades of tinsmithing, harness making, and shoemaking. Here he also learned several languages. Such as French, German, and Italian.
  • Dudley Hughes Birth

    Dudley Hughes Birth
    Born in Jeffersonville,Georgia and would go on to be a farmer, politician and railroad executive.
  • Mark Twain Apprentice River Pilot

    Samuel Clemens begins a successful two-year apprenticeship to become a licensed river pilot. He learns the lingo of the trade, including "mark twain," a phrase that refers to the river depth at which a boat is safe to navigate. He soon adopts it as his pen name.
  • Birth of Theodore Roosevelt

  • Birth of John Dewey

    Birth of John Dewey
    John Dewey was born in Burlington, Vermont
  • Wife and children

    Wife and children
    Adams married Sallie Green, the mulatto daughter of the nearby Green Plantation owner before 1865. Together they had 16 children. The date of their marriage is likely around 1860. This would make Lewis about 18. History has all but forgotten Mrs. Adams most likely because of her racial status as a mulatto. Although Adams was also a mulatto his strong African-American features hid that. Her importance cannot be remembered enough she was a stay at home mom to 16 children and taught early home ec.
  • Jane Addams

    Born in Cedarville, Illinois. Right before the Civil War.
  • Mark Twain Joins Confederate Militia

    The Civil War breaks out. Trade along the Mississippi River is halted, forcing an end to Twain's steamboat career. Twain spends two weeks training in a volunteer Confederate militia before it disbands.
  • Mark Twain Travels West

    In an adventure later chronicled in the book Roughing It, Twain travels to Nevada with his brother Orion, who had been named the secretary to the territorial governor. He tries his hand at mining and other schemes before becoming a reporter for the Virginia City Daily Territorial Enterprise.
  • Julius Rosenwald Was Born

    Julius Rosenwald Was Born
    Julius Rosenwald was born to Samuel and Augusta Rosenwald in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Freedom

    Freedom
    When slavery was abolished in 1865, Lewis Adams left his father’s plantation and opened his own shop in Tuskegee. Because his service was in such high demand, his reputation improved race relations in the complicated Reconstruction Era. While there is no record of the service he provided. it is assumed that it was a blacksmithing shop where he made and repaired tools and such things for the locals. This is believed because he taught his trades here to any male youth who would have him.
  • He begins teaching

    He begins teaching
    Adams influenced a number of young men causing them to apprentice themselves to him and learn his valuation trades. At the family residence, his wife, “Sallie,” mother of his sixteen children, taught cooking and sewing to interested young women. As both places attracted many more students than they could accommodate, Lewis Adams wished for a vocational school to provide this training.
  • Alaska Purchase (aka "Seward's Folly")

  • First Transcontinental Railroad is completed

  • Maria Montessori

    Born in Chiaravalle, Italy
  • A real school (regular)

    A real school (regular)
    Adams was especially concerned that, without an education, the recently freed slaves (and future generations) would not be able to fully support themselves. There were no institutions at that time to teach them essential skills. In partnership with a white former slave owner, Adams established a school in 1874.
  • John Dewey's graduation from University of Vermont

    John Dewey's graduation from University of Vermont
    Dewey graduated with a degree in phiolosophy
  • Rosenwald arrived in New York

    Rosenwald arrived in New York
    Julius Rosenwald moved to New York to begin his apprenticeship with his uncle who owned a wholesale clothing manufacturing business.
  • A fair trade

    A fair trade
    During Reconstruction Adams, at this time an established leader in the Black community was approached by two white politicians who wanted to secure the Black vote for them in the 1880 election. Adams agreed to ensure them the black vote so long as they would provide a "Normal" for colored people. Both side kept their end of the bargain.
  • The Tuskegee state "Normal" school is passed in legislature

    The Tuskegee state "Normal" school is passed in legislature
    7) Adams and banker, George W Campbell another former slave-owner skillfully convinced the Alabama Legislature to begin the funding of US$2,000 annually for a "Negro Normal School in Tuskegee". Adams and two other men were appointed commissioners, and with Campbell's help, they recruited Booker T. Washington as the first principal at Tuskegee.
  • Hughes elected to Georgia Senate

    Hughes elected to Georgia Senate
  • John Dewey graduated John Hopkins University

    John Dewey graduated John Hopkins University
    Dewey received his doctorate from John Dewey where he studied philosophy and psychology.
  • Jane Addams

    Went to Rockford and was the first student to earn her Bachelors Degree from Rockford.
  • John Dewey married Harriet Alice Chipman

    John Dewey married Harriet Alice Chipman
    The couple married and over the span of the marriage had 6 kids and adopted 1 kid
  • Jane Addams

    Found Hull House (settlement house) in Chicago
  • Adams joins the staff

    Adams joins the staff
    As the Main founder Lewis Adams worked diligently to ensure that the Tuskegee Institute would be a success and then in 1890 he joined the staff as the teacher of his three trades.
  • John Dewey founded The University Elementary School

    John Dewey founded The University Elementary School
    This was an experimental elementary school at University of Chicago. He had the intent of testing educational theories.
  • John Dewey became Department Head of the Philosophy Department at University of Chicago

    John Dewey became Department Head of the Philosophy Department at University of Chicago
  • Rosenwald Joins Sears, Roebuck, and Co.

    Rosenwald Joins Sears, Roebuck, and Co.
    Rosenwald became a quarter owner in the business and from 1895-1907 helped sales skyrocket from $750,000 to $50 million.
  • Maria Montessori

    Became the first woman to obtain a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Univerisity of Rome.
  • Rough Riders

    Teddy resigns from government job to join the Spanish American war and forms the Rough Riders.
  • John Dewey publishes'The School and Society: Being Three Lectures'

    John Dewey publishes'The School and Society: Being Three Lectures'
    This work was his first piece on education and laid the foundation for his future works
  • John Dewey was elected President of the American Psychological Association

    John Dewey was elected President of the American Psychological Association
    Dewey was elected into the President position of the American Psychological Association
  • Co-workers take a vacation

    Co-workers take a vacation
    Booker T. Washington claims that he received one of the greatest surprises of his life when he attended a meeting in Boston. Attendees of the meeting noticed that Washington seemed quite tired, and they surprised him and his wife with an all-expenses-paid trip to Europe for three months. Lewis Adams served as a translator of Italian, French, and German for Booker T. Washington on this venture.
  • Maria Montessori

    Became the director of the Orthophrenic School for Developmentally Disabled children.
  • Maria Montessori

    Begins a second degree - in Education, Experimental Psychology, and Anthropology - at the University of Rome
  • Unexpected Presidency

    Theodore Roosevelt became president when William McKinley was assassinated in 1901.
  • Intervention in Coal Strike

    Mediates between labor and capitol rather than just crushing strikes.
  • Jane Addams

    Becomes Vice President of the National Women’s Trade Union League.
  • Crater Lake National Park

    The first National Park is established
  • Panama Canal Treaty

    Theodore Roosevelt signed the Panama Canal Treaty in 1903 that led to the building of the Panama Canal.
  • United States Forest Service

    Could not find the date, but the year was 1905 that the United States Forest Service was developed
  • The death of Lewis Adams

    The death of Lewis Adams
    He died in Sunday School on April 30, 1905, felled by a stroke while singing, “Whosoever Will Let Him Come.” I can not think of a better way to pass away then in church singing a negro spiritual. He was remembered as both a great man and a great man of God.
  • Jane Addams

    Serves as a member of Chicago Board of Education
  • Nobel Peace Prize

    In December 1906 Theodore Roosevelt received the Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating the treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War.
  • Maria Montessori

    Opened first Montessori school in Rome.
  • Great White Fleet

    In a show of American naval power, Teddy Roosevelt sends Admiral Dewey and his Great White Fleet on a round-the-world trip.
  • Johnson is born in Stonewall, Texas.

    Johnson is born in Stonewall, Texas.
    Johnson is the first of five children born to Samuel and Rebekah Johnson. He is born in a farmhouse near Stonewall, Texas, a town that he would consider home for the rest of his life.
  • Rosenwald Named President of Sears, Roebuck, and Co.

    Richard Sears resigned and Rosenwald was named his replacement. He continued to serve as president until 1924 when he became te chairman of the board.
  • Jane Addams

    Found National Association for Advancement of Colored people. Elected 1st woman President of National Conference of Charities and Corrections
  • Maria Montessori

    Wrote her first book in the span of a month. It was translated in 20 different languages.
  • Maria Montessori

    Wrote her second book called Pedagogical Anthropology.
  • Jane Addams

    1st Vice of National American Woman Suffrage Association. 1st head of National Federation of Settlement and Neighborhood Centers.
  • Hughes becomes Georgia's 12th district reprensenitave

    Hughes becomes Georgia's 12th district reprensenitave
  • Rosenwald joined the Board of Directors of the Tuskegee Institute

    Rosenwald served on the board and endowed the Institute so that Booker T. Washington could focus on managing the Institute instead of fundraising.
  • Rosenwald began his "Give While You Live" campeign

    For his 50th birthday Rosenwald decided to celebrate by donating about $700,000.
  • Dudley Hughes returns to the Farm

    Dudley Hughes returns to the Farm
    Hughes lost his bid for reelection in 1916. He returned to farming in Danville, Georgia.
  • Smith Hughes Act

    Smith Hughes Act
    Dudley Hughes was one of the writers of the Smith-Hughes Act of 1917
  • The Julius Rosenwald Fund was established

    The Julius Rosenwald Fund was established
    The Julius Rosenwald Fund donated over $70 million to public schools, museums, Jewish charities, and black institutions. One of the cool things this money was used for was to build over 5000 black schools and add libraries onto 4000 more.
  • Death of Theordore Roosevelt

  • John Dewey founded The New School for Social Research

    John Dewey founded The New School for Social Research
    Along with colleagues Charles beard, Thorstein Veblen, James Harvey Robinson and Wesley Clair Mitchel founded The New School for Social Research was founded
  • John Dewey's world tour to lecture on educational reform

    John Dewey's world tour to lecture on educational reform
    Dewey traveled the world learning about and talking about educational reform and then he brought his findings back to the US
  • Jane Addams

    Helps found the American Civil Liberties Union.
  • Dudley Hughes

    Dudley Hughes
    Hughes died in Macon, Georgia, in 1927. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Perry, Georgia.
  • Rosenwald built the Michigan Boulevard Garden Appartments

    Rosenwald built the Michigan Boulevard Garden Appartments
    Rosenwald built the first housing development to mix residential, commercial and social uses. The building had 421 housing units, 14 stores, and a nursery school.
  • Johnson Grauates southwest texas teacher school

    Johnson Grauates southwest texas teacher school
    Johnson earns a degree in education from Southwest State Teacher's College in San Marcos, Texas. After making money to pay for his education by teaching at poor Mexican students in southern Texas, Johnson develops a lifelong interest in fighting poverty.
  • Jane Addams

    1st woman recipient of Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Rosenwald Passed Away

    Rosenwald Passed Away
    Julius Rosenwald passed away after living his life as a successful businessman and an amazing philanthropist.
  • Jane Addams

    Passes away in Chicago.
  • Johnson begins service as a congressman.

    Johnson begins service as a congressman.
    Following the death of Congressman James Buchanan, who was from Johnson's home district in Texas, Johnson wins a special election to fill the seat. He will be re-elected five times.
  • Johnson joins the Navy.

    Johnson joins the Navy.
    Johnson joins the Navy reserves and is appointed Lieutenant Commander. He will go on to serve in the South Pacific in World War II and is awarded a Silver Star by General Douglas MacArthur.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

  • US declares war on Japan

  • US declares was on Germany & Italy

  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    was drafted into the army in 1943, he fought in France and Germany in WWII
  • US drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan

    Killing approximately 10,000 soldiers and 30,000 civilians
  • US drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan

    Killing approximately 20,000 civilians
  • Temple Grandin's birth

    Temple Grandin born in Boston, Massachusetts to Richard Grain and Eustacia Cutler
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    In 1948, he entered Alcorn College (now Alcorn State University) in Lorman, Mississippi
  • Johnson is elected to the U.S. Senate.

    Johnson is elected to the U.S. Senate.
    After returning from the war, Johnson is elected to the U.S. Senate. He will become the Senate Minority Leader in 1953, the youngest person in history to hold this position.
  • The Rosenwald Fund Finished

    Rosenwald set things up so that the Rosenwald fund would spend all of his money within 25 years of his death. He didnt want his money to end up being used more to keep the foundation alive rather than do as much good as possible as soon as possible.
  • Temple Grandin diagnosed with Autism

    Temple Grandin diagnosed with Autism
    She was diagnosed with Autism at nearly two years old. She was marked brain-damaged during that time and her parents were suggested a long-term care facility for her.
  • Joyce Banda - Birth

    Joyce Banda - Birth
    She was born in a small village named Malemia
  • Maria Montessori

    Held her last training course in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Linda Darling-Hammond Born

    Linda Darling-Hammond Born
    Dr. Hammond was born in Cleveland OH
  • Temple Grandin begins to speak

    She began to speak at age 4
  • Maria Montessori

    Died in Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands.
  • Death of John Dewey

    Death of John Dewey
    John Dewey passed away in his home in New York, New York
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    The Supreme Court declared that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students, and denying black children equal educational opportunities, were unconstitutional.
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    attempting to segregate the University of Mississippi Law School in 1954, he was rejected
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    Evers became the first field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    received an honorable discharge in 1946
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    Evers called for a new investigation to the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till
  • The Soviet Union launches Sputnik

  • Kennedy and Johnson win the 1960 presidential election.

    Kennedy and Johnson win the 1960 presidential election.
    In a narrow victory, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson defeat the Republican ticket of Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Johnson was selected as Kennedy's running mate to help Kennedy win the southern vote.
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    James Meredith took his case to the supreme court and it was ruled in favor of, he then went to register for classes, with the help of Evers, at Ole Miss being the first black student and caused a riot.
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    firebombing of their house, because he was an important member of the civil rights movement, he became a target
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    .Medgar Evers was gunned down in the driveway of his Jackson, Mississippi, home at the age of 37.He died less than a hour later at a nearby hospital. His murder, which came just hours after President John F. Kennedy’s famed civil rights address
  • Johnson is sworn in as president of the United States.

    Johnson is sworn in as president of the United States.
    Following the assassination of President Kennedy, Johnson becomes the president of the United States. He is sworn in on Air Force One while the plane was still in Dallas, with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy at his side.
  • Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
    Using all of his political influence, Johnson successfully pushes for the Civil Rights Act. When he signs it on July 2, 1964, it brings to an end centuries of legal discrimination against both African Americans and women of all races.
  • Johnson asks Congress to authorize military action in Southeast Asia.

    Johnson asks Congress to authorize military action in Southeast Asia.
    Johnson asks Congress to approve military action in Southeast Asia after two American ships were supposedly attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin. The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution is passed and the Vietnam War escalates, but it is now believed that the second American ship was never attacked.
  • Johnson wins the presidential election in a landslide.

    Johnson wins the presidential election in a landslide.
    Johnson easily defeats Republican Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election. It will be a challenging term for Johnson, marked by criticism of his handling of the Vietnam War.
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    The national outrage over Evers's murder increased support for legislation that would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Temple Grandin graduates high school

    Temple Grandin graduates high school
    Graduated from Hampshire Country School (boarding school of gifted children in Rindge, New Hampshire). While she was in high school, she devised a squeeze-box called “hug machine” to relieve herself from stress and tension, which is now used by autistic children as well as adults as a comfort therapy.
  • DewEze

    DewEze
    Dewey Hostetler founded DewEze manufacturing incorporated on April fools of 1968.
  • Hay MoBale

    Hay MoBale
    Dewey Hostetler started DewEze with his machine putting square bales effortlessly from the field to a flatbed trailer.
  • Grandin graduates with bachelors degree

    Graduates from Franklin Pierce College with a Bachelors degree in psychology
  • Joyce Banda - Divorce

    Joyce Banda - Divorce
    Banda took her 3 children and left her abusive husband which is what sparked her passion for equality and education.
  • Grandin graduates with Masters degree

    Graduates from Arizona State University with a Masters degree in Animal Science. Soon after this she established Grandin Livestock Handling Systems.
  • Round Bale Loader, Unloader, and Unroller

    Round Bale Loader, Unloader, and Unroller
    Dewey Hostetler patented his round bale loader, unloader, and unroller, commonly known as the DewEze bale bed.
  • Big Bale Super Slicer

    Big Bale Super Slicer
    Dewey Hostetler and DewEze staff produce a machine that slices bales into smaller proportions for feeding livestock.
  • Low Stress Small Animal Ritual Slaughter System

    Grandin created a better kosher slaughtering system called the "low stress small animal ritual slaughter system"
  • Truck Bed Bale Lift

    Truck Bed Bale Lift
    Dewey Hostetler patented his truck bale lift, a similar model to his past loader, unloader, and unroller, but this model fits to the owners stock pickup bed.
  • Round Bale Handler

    Round Bale Handler
    Dewey Hostetler patented his round bale handler. Allowing round bales to be handled much more efficiently. Arms on a trailer pick up the bales as being driven through the fields.
  • Grandin publishes autobiography

    published her autobiography ‘Emergence: Labeled Autistic’ which was re-released a decade later when she started gaining popularity for her work
  • Grandin invents "Stairway to Heaven"

    Grandin created the "stairway to heaven", called "an easier way to slaughter cows".
  • Slope Mower

    Slope Mower
    Dewey Hostetler patented his slope mower. A mower that allows users to mow on uneven grounds by having a independent suspended mowing deck.
  • Slope Mower with Side Frames

    Slope Mower with Side Frames
    Dewey Hostetler patented his new and om,proved slope mower with an additional side frames for added safety and protection.
  • Grandin graduates with Doctoral degree

    Graduates from the University of Illinois with a Doctoral degree in Animal Science
  • Bale Wrapper

    Bale Wrapper
    Dewey Hostetler patented his bale wrapper, a machine that wraps hay bales for further preservation and fermentation, resulting in a higher quality feed for the animal.
  • INTASC Chair - Dr. Hammond

    INTASC Chair - Dr. Hammond
    Dr. Hammond served on the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium. While serving she led the development of licensing standards for beginning teachers, which has since been adopted by 40 states.
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    His killer was convicted after 31 years and sentenced to life in prison and he died in 2001
  • Joyce Banda - Foundation

    Joyce Banda - Foundation
    Before she started her political career, she founded the Joyce Banda Foundation which is a primary and secondary school in Malawi. Its primary focus is education and sustainable development.
  • Policy watching -Dr. Hammond

    Policy watching -Dr. Hammond
    Dr. Hammond became a prominent policy watcher. She believed that teachers were being treated as 2nd class citizens and that it needed to change. She wanted teachers to be treated with more respect as well as have more say in decision making in terms of policies. She wanted teachers to have say in important policy topics such as, curriculum, test taking policies, and textbook adoptions.
  • Harper Industries Acquires DewEze

    Harper Industries Acquires DewEze
    Harper Industries, a group formed by Tim Penner, President, acquires DewEze assets.
  • Joyce Banda - Entered Politics

    Joyce Banda - Entered Politics
    Banda won parliamentary seat in Malawi's third democratic election. This was the start to her being able to change the way women, education, and children were looked at and treated.
  • September 11 terrorist attacks

  • Joyce Banda - Foundation Growth

    Joyce Banda - Foundation Growth
    After a few years, her Foundation grew into an Orphan Care Center as well. These children were then put in housing with access to food and water while going to school.
  • Grandin publishes book

    published “Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior”
  • Joyce Banda - International Award for Health and Dignity of Women

    Joyce Banda - International Award for Health and Dignity of Women
    Banda received this award for advocating for women's rights to be educated in Malawi and for giving women a way to receive an education.
  • Top 10 influential people - Dr. Hammond

    Top 10 influential people - Dr. Hammond
    Dr. Hammond was named one of the nations top 10 influential people affecting educational policy.
  • Educational Adviser for Obama

    Educational Adviser for Obama
    Dr. Hammond served as director of President Obama's education policy transition team, and as an adviser for educational reform.
  • Manifesto - Dr. Hammond

    Manifesto - Dr. Hammond
    Linda Darling-Hammond signed a manifesto that called for greatly increasing federal spending on poor schools and underprivileged students.
  • The Flat World and Education -Dr. Hammond

    The Flat World and Education -Dr. Hammond
    Dr. Hammond wrote the book called The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity will Determine our Future. The book description is "In this bestseller and Grawemeyer Award winner, Linda Darling-Hammond offers an eye-opening wake-up call concerning America’s future and vividly illustrates what the United States needs to do in order to build a system of high-achieving and equitable schools that ensures every child the right to learn."
  • Joyce Banda - Elected into Presidential Office

    Joyce Banda - Elected into Presidential Office
    Vice President Banda was appointed to her position as President after the current President died. She was the 4th President of Malawi and the first female President.
  • Common Core Standards- Dr. Hammond

    Common Core Standards- Dr. Hammond
    Dr. Hammond was a guest writer on Diane Rivitch's blog concerning Common Core Standards, and wrote this, "What we should do is take time – at least the next 3 years – to develop curriculum resources that teachers can select, adapt, try out, and refine together in collegial professional development settings within and across their schools. We should use the standards as guideposts and not straitjackets. "
  • Joyce Banda - Forbes

    Joyce Banda - Forbes
    Forbes named Banda as the 40th most powerful woman in the world and most powerful woman in Africa.
  • Learning Policy Institute -Hammond

    Learning Policy Institute -Hammond
    Dr. Hammond created and launched the Learning Policy Institute, which is described as a research and policy "think tank." It is described by Dr. Hammond as, "a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on public education pre-K through high school. The Institute conducts and communicates independent high-quality research to shape policies that improve learning for each and every child."
  • Joyce Banda - World Food Prize

    Joyce Banda - World Food Prize
    President Banda spoke about why she is an advocate for social justice and equality. She is recognized globally for her leadership and commitment to empowering women and youth through entrepreneurship and education.
  • Joyce Banda - Personal Education

    Joyce Banda - Personal Education
    Certificate from Cambridge, Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Columbus University, Bachelor of Social Studies in Gender Studies from Atlantic International University, Diploma in Management of NGOs from the International Labor Organization in Italy, Received honorary doctorate in 2013 from Jeonju University and is currently studying for a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership at Royal Roads University in Canada
  • Dr. Hammond appointed to state board

    Dr. Hammond appointed to state board
    Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond was appointed to California's state board of education
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    Britain passes the "Intolerable Acts"

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    American Revolutionary War

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    US Civil War

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    Great Chicago Fire

    Approximately 300 deaths, and over 100,000 residents left homeless
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    Dudley Hughes 1904-1906

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    Maria Montessori

    More than 1000 Montessori schools opened in the United States.
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    World War I

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    Great Depression

    Months, rather than specific days, are more appropriate to mark the beginning and end
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    World War II

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    Korean War

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    Vietnam War

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    Gulf War