Obama and Bush together again...no not that one!
March 1st, 2011
02:18 PM ET

Obama and Bush together again...no not that one!

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama will appear in Miami Friday with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to highlight education as a key element of economic growth.  "The President will deliver remarks on the importance of out-educating our competition" the White House said in a statement.

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will also join the president and Governor Bush at Miami Central Senior High School.

The White House is touting the school as a model of how addressing education challenges can lead to progress.

Central High was awarded grant funds designed to help "persistently low-achieving schools."
As part of a drastic effort to turn things around, the principal was replaced, "no more than 50% of the staff" was rehired, and the new principal was empowered to "improve student outcomes," according to the White House statement.

The Florida trip is the latest stop on a cross country tour by the president to push innovation and job creation.

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