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August 13, 2014

Michelle Rhee stepping down as CEO of Sacramento-based StudentsFirst

Michelle Rhee, the prominent and controversial education figure who is the wife of Mayor Kevin Johnson, announced on Wednesday that she is stepping down from her post as chief executive of StudentsFirst, the national advocacy organization she founded in 2010.

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Ryan Lillis has covered the city of Sacramento, its 108 neighborhoods and its politicians since 2008. Prior to that, he covered crime at The Sacramento Bee. A native of upstate New York, Lillis has a journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Marissa Lang covers the city of Sacramento. Born and raised in New York City, Lang has covered courts, crime, politics and more for newspapers including the Tampa Bay Times and Salt Lake Tribune. Before delving into Sacramento politics, Lang covered crime at The Sacramento Bee.

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