Death of Arlene Ackerman

January 10, 1947 - February 2, 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Age 66

Former Philly schools chief dies at 66
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman, who left abruptly a year and a half ago after clashing with local officials, has died, according to her son. She was 66.

Anthony Antognoli says his mother died at about 5 a.m. Saturday of pancreatic cancer in Albuquerque, N.M., where she lived. He says she hadn't been ill long and "it was too short a battle."

Superintendent William Hite Jr. says Ackerman "devoted her life to...

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