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Michelle Rhee to step down as head of advocacy group StudentsFirst
Michelle Rhee to step down as head of advocacy group StudentsFirst

Michelle Rhee, the controversial education figure and founder of the influential advocacy group StudentsFirst, announced Wednesday that she is stepping down as chief executive of the organization. Rhee, who served as Washington D.C. schools chancellor for three years, said in a statement that she will be focusing on her family and supporting her husband, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. “His focus and passion for underserved communities and ensuring access to equal opportunity will be central to whatever comes next for us,” Rhee said. The move was first reported by the Huffington Post. A StudentsFirst spokesperson confirmed that Rhee will down as CEO, but did not specify...

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