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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Rebecca DuFour
Rebecca DuFour
Education Obituary Obituary
Rebecca B. DuFour, an author, consultant, educator, and administrator, died July 10.
July 17, 2018
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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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Brian Whiston, who led Michigan's department of education since 2015, died May 7. He was 56.
Daarel Burnette II, May 15, 2018
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Reading & Literacy Obituary Obituary
Former first lady Barbara Bush, an advocate for early and adult literacy during her time in the White House and afterward, died last week at the age of 92.
Alyson Klein, April 24, 2018
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School & District Management Obituary Obituary
William F. "Bill" Goodling, a former teacher, principal, and superintendent who became one of the most influential members of Congress on education policy during his 13 terms in the House of Representatives, died Sept. 17 at his York, Pa., home.
Mark Walsh, October 3, 2017
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