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EDUCATION IN NORTH CAROLINA
1705-Charles Griffin, the first professional teacher in
North Carolina was sent to Pasquotank County.
1760-First academy established at Wilmington.
1772-A school for little girls established by the Moravians
at Salem. This later developed into Salem College.
1776-Adoption of a constitutional provision for legislative
establishment of schools and for a university.
1825-Establishment of the State Literary Fund.
1837-A resolution directing that a plan for common
schools, suited to the condition and resources of the
State, prepared and reported to the next General As-
1839-First Common School Law drawn by William W.
1852-Plan of graded school system outlined at the annual
meeting of the State Educational Association.
i864-Legislature passed graded school bill.
1865-First institution for negroes set up to offer courses
above elementary level.
1870-First public white school established in Greensboro.
l903-The Literary Fund set aside exclusively as a means
of building and improving schoolhouses.
1907-Legislature authorized the establishment of rural
1914-The establishment of the first County Training
Schools for negroes.
1915-Public high school in every county.
1917-State certification of teachers begun on a definite
standard of training. High schools declared by su-
preme court to be a part of the public school system.
1918-Constitutional amendment passed setting up a mini-
mum term of six months.
1919-'First accredited high schools for negroes.
1920-First listing of high schools accredited by the State
Department of Public Instruction.
1921--General Assembly provided the first Special Build-
ing Fund of 55,000,000 for building schoolhouses.
1923-Provisions made for county-wide organizations of
schools. First public high schools for negroes were
accredited by the state.
1929-Beginning of bus transportation in negro schools.
1931-Complete support for a term of six months of school
assumed by the state.
1933-Complete support for a term of eight months of
school assumed by the state.
-North Carolina Education”