1985 22¢ Public Education
Issue Date: October 1, 1985
City: Boston, MA
Printed By: American Bank Note Company
Printing Method: Photogravure
This issue celebrates the 350th anniversary of the Boston Latin School. Founded on April 23, 1635, the Boston Latin School is the oldest continuously operating school in the United States.
The first school system in the world supported by the public began in Massachusetts in 1647. That year, the colony’s law called for every town with 50 or more families to establish an elementary school. Larger towns were to provide secondary schooling (grammar school) as well. In 1852, Massachusetts became the first state to require its