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Rhee sets her site on new horizons

By Kriston Capps
|  Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010  |  Updated 7:50 PM EDT
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Tom Sherwood reports on the resignation of D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee.

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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'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."

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.

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