History of Multicultural Education

Timeline created by estha729
  • The Syms School

    The Syms School
    The Syms Free School is the first free school opened in America. It was founded by Benjamin Syms, a wealthy landlord. The Syms became a pillar of America's public education system. It provided a opportunity regardless of economic status
  • Establishment of the first "English Academy" .

    Establishment of the first "English Academy" .
    The English Academy was founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1751. This academy later becomes the University of Pennsylvania.
  • First state-chartered university - University of Georgia

    First state-chartered university - University of Georgia
    The University of Georgia was established in 1785, and they are the first state-chartered university in America. It became the groundwork of nowdays' state university where diversity commonplace.
  • "An Act to Establish Public Education," is passed

    "An Act to Establish Public Education," is passed
    Thomas Jefferson proposed Bill 79: "A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge," in 1779 for improvement of public education. It was revised several times and now finally passed in 1796. It allowed student to has access to various study topics
  • Boston Public Library opened

    Boston Public Library opened
    The Boston Public Library is the first municipal library in the U.S. and it opened to the public in 1854. The municipal libraries contain many books from various cultures, and it helped people to educate about it.
  • The Department of Education is established

    The Department of Education is established
    The Department of Education is one of the organizations that embrace diversity and many cultures. They support schools with multicultural education in various ways
  • The Association of American Universities is founded

    The Association of American Universities is founded
    The Association of American Universities is an organization that promotes higher standards in research and education system. The AAU believes in diversity and inclusion which can give huge impact on multicultural education
  • First junior high school opens - Indianola Junior High

    First junior high school opens - Indianola Junior High
    In order to improve high school graduation rates, the Columbus Ohio School Board authorizes the creation of junior high schools. Indianola Junior High School opens that fall and becomes the first junior high school in the U.S.
  • First woman in MIT

    First woman in MIT
    Ellen Swallow Richards is the first female student to attend MIT. It shows progress on gender equality.
  • The Arizona teachers strike ends as legislators pass both a pay increase and school-funding plan.

    The Arizona teachers strike ends as legislators pass both a pay increase and school-funding plan.
    Legislators pass both a pay increase and school-funding plan.