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Social media wrap: D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee joins Twitter shortly after resigning


High-profile former Washington D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee announced the launch of her Twitter page shortly after news of her resignation filtered through the national media Wednesday.

Rhee said that leaving her post after more than three years was "heartbreaking" but quickly moved to ensure conversation about her ambitious education reform program continued at her Twitter account and her new Web page.

Her resignation drew statements from Minnesota governor and presumed 2012 presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, among others. 

Already having attracted more than 1500 Twitter followers in the five hours after her launch, Michelle Rhee tweeted: 

Do you have an innovative idea for #education reform? Tell me,

Today, I resigned from my position as Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools. Find out what I'm doing next:

-- Craig Howie

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