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First Lady to speak at Anacostia commencement

The White House announced Tuesday afternoon that First Lady Michelle Obama will address Anacostia High School's commencement on June 11. This will be her second trip to the school, renamed The Academies at Anacostia since its takeover by Friendship Public Charter School last year.She visited last March in connection with her Women of Excellence event. Obama also spoke last spring at the graduation ceremony for Washington Math and Science Tech Public Charter High School.

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By Bill Turque  |  March 9, 2010; 2:36 PM ET
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This is incredibly exciting. I am a special education teacher at Anacostia, and my kids are going to flip out. We're all working so hard to turn this school around, and we're seeing some good things happen this year.

It's good to see my school put on the map for something good. Keep watching--we might surprise you for the better.

Posted by: emilkapowell | March 10, 2010 11:46 PM | Report abuse

How in the post there's an article that refers to Anacostia having a low-graduation rate. Hence...our First Lady will speak at this very school during graduation... Now is that justice or what? What are the chances of that happening that a school is deemed by OSSE as a school with a low-graduation rate and in-turn they secure the First Lady of the United States as their commencement speaker. Only in America...and for those of the spiritual nature "if you live right, then right things will come your way.

Posted by: PowerandPride | March 12, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

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