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Rhee’s StudentsFirst will be based in Sacramento

Former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has decided to base her new education nonprofit in Sacramento. Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is engaged to Rhee, announced Rhee's decision in his "State of the City" speech Thursday.

Johnson said Rhee's group, StudentsFirst, aims to raise $1 billion in its first year.

"She was asked at the launch where the organization would be headquartered," according to the text of Johnson's speech. "She said that while many big city mayors had come a'courting that the mayor of Sacramento had made the most aggressive overtures."

Kathleen Haley is a staff reporter for The Sacramento Press.

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