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Obama explains 6th grader's test challenges

MADISON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is making the need for parent involvement personal, citing his own daughter's classroom challenges.

During a speech about his administration's education priorities, he talked about his sixth-grade daughter, Malia, and her study skills. He told a middle school in Wisconsin that Malia came home with a 73 percent on a science test and was disappointed.

The president said he asked her what went wrong. Malia explained that the test didn't match the study guide.

"So, what's your idea here?" Obama remembered telling her.

Malia told her father she had better start reading the whole chapters.

Obama then shared happier news that came this week: Malia came home with high-fives and a 95 percent.

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