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    NEWSLETTERS

    Tom Sherwood reports on the resignation of D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee. (Published Thursday, Oct 21, 2010)

    Michelle Rhee resigned as District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor this morning -- but she's not taking any time off. 

    Today marked the launch of a new website: www.michellerhee.org.

    Rhee Announces She's Leaving DCPS

    [DC] Rhee Announces She's Leaving DCPS
    Michelle Rhee says she's leaving D.C. Public Schools. (Published Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010)

    Rhee's website is hosted by Blue State Digital, a progressive new-media organization responsible for my.barackobama.com and other high-profile online projects. Joe Rospars, the former director of new media for the Obama campaign, is one of the organization's founding partners.

    The Blue State Digital website describes the organization as "a leader in online fundraising, advocacy, social networking, and constituency development programs for nonprofit organizations, political candidates and causes, and corporations."

    Meet Kaya Henderson

    [DC] Meet Kaya Henderson
    Meet the new interim D.C. Schools chancellor, Kaya Henderson. (Published Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010)

    So far, the content on www.michellerhee.org includes user registration forms to "stay in touch with Michelle" and to share ideas for education reform. It also features links to Rhee's Twitter account (@m_rhee) and Facebook page as well as a blog. The blog does not appear to be written by Rhee, if the third-person voice is any indication.

    The site appears to be organized around a mission, though the nature of that cause has yet to be disclosed. The sole blog entry on the site is her official statement about her resignation.

    Earlier on Wednesday, during a press conference announcing her resignation, Rhee said that she will continue to "serve the children of this nation" and that she will be "serving America's children in [her] next role as well."

    Presumptive mayor-elect Vincent Gray posted earlier on his own blog about Rhee's resignation.