1st Normal School

Location: Concord
Tag(s): Education
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Video Date: 01/04/18

Samuel Read Hall brought the concept of Normal Schools, or teacher training schools, to the United States, starting the first one at Concord Academy in the 1830s. He believed that teachers needed training and supplies to do their jobs well. Several Vermont colleges began as Normal Schools.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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