Changing Educational Practices

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Title III funding provided to "Operation Unlimited" under the direction of Jearnine Wagner.


On Trinity Hill announcement from July 27, 1966. Wagner is scheduled to speak at a teacher's conference on her work as Director of the Trinity "Ideas in Motion" Youth Theater. This announcement is evidence of Wagner's leadership role in her field.

Changing educational practices 

During the 1950s and 1960s, school districts adopted new education styles as federal funding for education increased. Democratic Presidents, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, prioritized the improvement of American education standards during their administrations. Nationally, there was an increasing focus on students’ emotional and mental development, leading to changes in curriculum and teaching methods. In addition, the very nature of American schools was changing as part of the civil rights movement. The supreme court case Brown vs Board of Education ruling in 1954 declared that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional.