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Obama to speak at Madison middle school

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MADISON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will meet with students, teachers, parents and others at a Madison middle school on Wednesday.

The White House released details of the president's visit on Friday.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is traveling with the president and will be with him at the event at Wright Middle School. The White House says Obama's comments will be focused on strengthening America's education system.

The speech is closed to the public. Only invited guests will be allowed in.

His visit comes at the same time the Wisconsin Legislature is considering a number of proposals designed to strengthen its chances of capturing part of $4.5 billion in federal education stimulus money.

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