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The DC public school that taught a president's daughter


August 18, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — In January 1977, the 9-year-old daughter of newly inaugurated President Jimmy Carter started classes in a three-story brick school in downtown D.C., improbably nestled between a maze of concrete-and-glass office buildings.

This was no posh private school.

While the children of high-ranking Washington officials customarily attended leafy, cloistered institutions in the District's toniest enclaves, Jimmy Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter took a different path: public school.

The Carters' decision to enroll Amy in the Thaddeus Stevens School — a historic African-Ameri...

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