Other Notable Deaths

OTHER NOTABLE DEATHS

August 25, 2009

STANLEY H. KAPLAN, 90

Test preparation company founder

The founder of the Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Centers Ltd., who built the nation's first test preparation company, has died. He was 90.

Stanley H. Kaplan passed away from natural causes Sunday at his home in New York City. He started his company from his parents' Brooklyn home in 1938; it later became a chain of more than 100 centers nationally. In 1984 he sold it to The Washington Post Co. Kaplan, rejected from medical school, believed that students should have access to higher education based on their capabilities, not connections. He began Kaplan centers to help students with SAT and other admissions tests.

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