Obamas meet with girls' teachers

The Associated PressOctober 20, 2009 

— President Barack Obama means it when he says parents need to be involved in their children's education.

Obama and first lady Michelle Obama went to the private Sidwell Friends School on Monday for parent-teacher conferences.

It was at least the fourth time that he has visited the school since moving to Washington in January.

Malia, 11, is a sixth-grader at the school's District of Columbia campus. Sister Sasha, 8, attends third grade at the Bethesda, Md., campus.

The Obamas went first to Sasha's school, then to Malia's, then back to the White House before 9:30 a.m.

The school was told ahead of time that the first lady was coming, but the president's visit was a surprise, according to the White House.

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