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‘He’s Going to Be Remembered as a Hero’: Memorial to Educators Who’ve Died on the Job

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A national memorial at Emporia State University in Kansas honors teachers and other educators who have died on the job. Ten educators—including the five who were killed in mass school shootings in Parkland, Fla., and Santa Fe, Texas—died while working in the 2017-18 school year. Of the 119 names on the memorial, 89 of the deaths were from violence—shootings, stabbings, or blunt-force trauma, according to the National Teachers Hall of Fame.

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