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Michelle Rhee

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California Capital Valley
Peter Jennings Award

Michelle Rhee (Baltimore '92) received the inaugural Peter Jennings Award for her work as founder, CEO, and president of The New Teacher Project (TNTP), which recruits high-quality teachers to work in low-income urban school districts. Since receiving the award, Rhee served for four years as chancellor of Washington D.C. Public Schools, and in 2010, founded a national education advocacy group, StudentsFirst.