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Michelle Rhee Joins Florida Gov.-Elect’s Transition Team

By Sean Cavanagh — December 07, 2010 1 min read
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Former District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has joined Florida Gov.-elect Rick Scott’s transition team on education, Mr. Scott announced last week.

The Republican said Ms. Rhee would help him “find innovative ways to create a new education system for a new economy.”

Ms. Rhee aggressively pushed for change during her three years as chancellor of the District of Columbia schools. She launched a new evaluation and performance-pay system for teachers, fired teachers who were deemed underperforming, and closed schools. Ms. Rhee resigned in October after Mayor Adrian Fenty lost his renomination bid.

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