Obama To Speak At McGavock High School On Thursday

Obama To Speak At McGavock High School On Thursday

CREATED Jan 27, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - President Obama will speak at McGavock High School Thursday on his visit to Nashville as part of a national tour after Tuesday's State of the Union address.

Officials with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools announced the news on their Twitter Sunday night. McGavock has been using the so-called "career academies model" for several years, which groups students together by their career interests.

The President praised Metro's increased graduation rates earlier this month.

According to a White House news release, other stops include Prince George's County Maryland, Pittsburgh and Milwaukee.

The tour will take place in the week following the speech. Afterward, Obama will return to the White House to outline new efforts to help the long-term unemployed.

U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper issued a statement welcoming the president and hoping "we will all treat him with Southern hospitality."

U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn seemed not to take that advice when she issued a statement telling Obama to take a look around at Nashville's thriving economy and advising him that "our success is not a result of your failed policies."

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