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Jim Blew has been named the new president of StudentsFirst, the K-12 advocacy group founded by Michelle Rhee that pushes for increased school choice and the end to seniority-based employment decisions for teachers.

Mr. Blew has been the K-12 adviser for the Walton Family Foundation, a major supporter of school choice, for more than a decade. He is expected to take over at StudentsFirst within the next few months.

A former schools chancellor for the District of Columbia, Ms. Rhee announced earlier this year that she was leaving her position as StudentsFirst's CEO, in order to spend more time supporting her husband, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.

Vol. 34, Issue 08, Page 5

Published in Print: October 15, 2014, as Transition
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