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TitleUSD to Host Michelle Rhee, Mayor Johnson and Mayor Sanders to Talk Education
ContactMelissa Wagoner
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Contact Phone(619) 260-4659

StudentsFirst CEO and Founder Michelle Rhee, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will hold a discussion at the University of San Diego about critical issues in education. They will be hearing from area residents working to improve their schools.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: The University of San Diego’s Shiley Auditorium, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, California 92110.



Nancy Zuckerbrod:; (301) 204-9391


Emily Lenzner:; (202) 464-6914


Melissa Wagoner:; (619) 260-4659

For more information on the event and to RSVP, please visit or contact Steve Stratton at

About StudentsFirst:


Launched a year ago by former Washington D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, StudentsFirst is a bipartisan grassroots movement aimed at transforming America’s education system so it works well for all kids. StudentsFirst members have successfully advocated for new, student-centered laws in Florida, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio and Tennessee.

About the University of San Diego:


The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls some 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The fall 2007 establishment of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies brings the University’s total number of schools and colleges to six. Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Leadership and Education Sciences, Law and Nursing and Health Sciences.

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