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President Barack Obama waves before boarding Air Force One on Wednesday, June 11 before traveling to Worcester, Mass. to deliver a commencement address. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)closemore
President Barack Obama waves before boarding Air Force One on Wednesday, June 11 before traveling to Worcester, Mass. to deliver a commencement address. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

President Obama was in Massachusetts Wednesday to deliver the commencement address at Worcester Technical High School, which was one of the lowest performing schools in the state when it was nearly shut down 16 years ago. However, it's since made a significant turnaround and was named a "Blue Ribbon School" in 2013.

WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer and Anthony Brooks get details about the president's visit and what it means for Worcester Tech.

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Asma Khalid, WBUR reporter. She tweets at @asmamk.

Bob Schwartz, director of Pathways to Prosperity.

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WBUR: Obama To Address Grads At Worcester School

  • "Obama has been putting a spotlight on his education policies this week, drawing attention to efforts to lower student debt. But Obama has also been eager to showcase programs that break from the traditional classroom format or that are designed to improve the nation’s science and technology workforce."
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