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"Great Moments in Education History"

Throughout U.S. history, innovations in education have revolutionized the classroom experience, transforming the way our children learn.

Did you know...

1635 — Boston Latin School opens as the first public school as well as the oldest existing school in the U.S.
Source: "50 Facts and Events in U.S. Education History"
1783 — Noah Webster finishes A Grammatical Institute of the English Language, a three-volume work that would later become commonly known as the dictionary.
Source: "50 Facts and Events in U.S. Education History"
1801 — West Point Military Academy instructor George Baron is considered to be the first American teacher to use a large black chalkboard for his math lessons.
Source: "50 Facts and Events in U.S. Education History"
1939 — Frank W. Cyr organizes a conference on student transportation that leads to the national standardization of school buses.
Source: "50 Facts and Events in U.S. Education History"
Late 1950s — Overhead projectors become popular in schools after being used by the police and the U.S. Army.
Source: "50 Facts and Events in U.S. Education History"
1976 — Apple Inc. releases its first personal computer, now known as Apple I, and donates computers to schools.
Source: "50 Facts and Events in U.S. Education History"
1990 — Texas Instruments introduces the first graphic calculator, the TI-81. Later versions are still used in U.S. schools.
Source: "50 Facts and Events in U.S. Education History"
2007 — TeacherTube was launched in 2007; similar to YouTube, it is a platform for teachers to share educational resource videos.
Source: "50 Facts and Events in U.S. Education History"
2014 — Google Chromebooks are introduced to classrooms, surpassing the use of Apple iPads as the preferred technology platform for schools due to their low cost and free classroom apps.
Source: "50 Facts and Events in U.S. Education History"

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." ~ Benjamin Franklin

At Christian & Small, we are proud to support a tradition of excellence in education by partnering with Teach For America-Alabama and the Birmingham Education Foundation – two organizations that are helping improve access to better educational opportunities for underserved students in Central Alabama.

We look forward to contributing to these organizations' success with our time, talents and treasure in 2019.

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