Obituary

Robert Slavin
Robert Slavin
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Student Achievement Obituary Remembering Renowned Education Researcher Bob Slavin
Slavin, who died suddenly at age 70, was a formidable force in pushing for policies, research, and evidence-based instruction for students.
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, April 29, 2021
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Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago teachers union listens to a question after a meeting of the union's House of Delegates in Chicago. Lewis says she is stepping down because her battle with brain cancer has made it impossible to do her job "at my best." Lewis said Friday, June 22, 2018, that she's submitted her retirement papers to the Chicago Board of Education. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Karen Lewis, former president of the Chicago Teachers Union, listens to a question after a meeting of the union's House of Delegates in Chicago on Sept. 14, 2012. The union confirmed Lewis' death on Monday. She was 67.
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Teaching Profession Obituary Karen Lewis, Firebrand Former Chicago Teachers Union President, Dead at 67
Karen Lewis, the firebrand former Chicago Teachers Union president who led a seven-day strike in 2012, has died, the CTU confirmed Monday.
Katherine Rosenberg-Douglas, John Byrne & Juan Perez Jr., February 8, 2021
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Bob Rothman
Bob Rothman
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Teaching & Learning Obituary Writer, Former EdWeek Reporter Passes Away
Nationally know education writer Robert Rothman, an Education Week reporter and editor for six years, died last month at 61.
Debra Viadero, February 2, 2021
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Education Obituary In Memory of Michele Molnar, EdWeek Market Brief Writer and Editor
EdWeek Market Brief Associate Editor Michele Molnar, who was instrumental in launching the publication, succumbed to cancer.
Sean Cavanagh, December 15, 2020
5 min read
Dez-Ann Romain was the principal of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in New York, a school for students who had fallen behind in earning high school credits. She’s believed to be one of the first K-12 educators to die from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
Dez-Ann Romain was the principal of the Brooklyn Democracy Academy in New York, a school for students who had fallen behind in earning high school credits. She’s believed to be one of the first K-12 educators to die from COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
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School & District Management Obituary 'Bright Star' Principal, 36, Dies From Coronavirus
Dez-Ann Romain, a Brooklyn principal, is believed to be the first full-time, front-line educator to die from COVID-19.
Denisa R. Superville, March 24, 2020
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School & District Management Obituary Obituary
Gary D. Marx, the longtime director of communications at AASA, the School Superintendents Association, has died. He was 80.
June 11, 2019
1 min read
Education Obituary Obituary
ALAN KRUEGER, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist who provided critical empirical research on fundamental and often hotly debated questions about class size, school choice, educational attainment, and resources in schools, has died of suicide at 58.
April 9, 2019
1 min read
Birch Bayh
Birch Bayh
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Federal Obituary Obituary
Birch Bayh the former U.S. senator who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women and girls in college admissions and sports, died last at age 91.
The Associated Press, March 20, 2019
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Education Obituary Obituary
Pearl Rock Kane, a former elementary school teacher who led the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University for 37 years, died of pancreatic cancer Feb. 26. She was 79. Kane was a board member of Editorial Projects in Education, the parent company that publishes Education Week, from 1982 until 2012. In recent years, she created an online course, "The Science of Learning: What Every Teacher Should Know," which has enrolled more than 50,000 students internationally.
March 11, 2019
1 min read
Education Obituary Obituary
Michelle King, a former superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified school district, has died. King, 57, had been battling cancer. She took the reins of the school system in 2016.
February 12, 2019
1 min read
School & District Management Obituary Obituary
Harold O. Levy, the first noneducator to lead the nation’s largest school district, has died. He was 65.
December 11, 2018
1 min read
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David Dini
Education Obituary Obituary
Walter Mischel, a Columbia University psychologist and the author of landmark studies on child development and self-control, died Sept. 12. He was 88.
September 25, 2018
1 min read
Rebecca DuFour
Rebecca DuFour
Education Obituary Obituary
Rebecca B. DuFour, an author, consultant, educator, and administrator, died July 10.
July 17, 2018
1 min read
Education Obituary Obituary
Gordon Ambach, an engaging and probing technocrat who, while in charge of education in New York state and as the leader of the Council of Chief State School Officers, helped usher in the nation's standards and accountability movement, has died at 83.
Daarel Burnette II, June 12, 2018
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