Michelle Rhee

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Founder & CEO, StudentsFirst

We are so busy trying to make kids ?feel good? about themselves, that we?ve lost sight of actually spending the time that it takes to ?make them good? at something.

Michelle began her career as a Teach for America corps member in Baltimore. Through her own trial and error in the classroom, she gained a tremendous respect for the hard work that teachers do every day. In 1997, Michelle founded and led The New Teacher Project, which recruits and trains teachers to work in urban schools. More recently, from 2007 to 2010, Michelle served as chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools. Under her stewardship, D.C. schools experienced increases in student achievement, a rise in graduation rates and an upswing ? for the first time in decades ? in enrollment.

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Tuesday, October 11
Megatalk

CIW Megatalk: TIME Presents: Innovation & Influence

TIME Presents, Innovation & Influence: Conversations Between Today?s Most Innovative Minds. Where do great ideas come from? How do they get... read more
Speakers: Suze Orman, Rob Bell, Gary White, Daisy Khan, Michelle Rhee, Richard Stengel
Thorne Auditorium 375 East Chicago Avenue

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