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Posted: 7:46 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013
President Obama to visit Decatur learning center
By Jim GallowayA first word on where President Barack Obama’s visit to Atlanta this week, from Decaturmetro.com:A note sent out by College Heights Principal Suzanne Kennedy to parents [says] that President Barack Obama will visit College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur this coming Thursday. City Schools of Decatur’s Community Liaison Courtney Burnett has confirmed the visit and says CSD is “honored.”…The school system is currently on winter break, but according to Principal Kennedy’s note, the school’s pre-K and Head Start programs will reconvene for the day on Thursday to accommodate the President’s visit.We’ve got our own copy of Kennedy’s letter to parents now. Here’s a slice:”President Obama’s visit is an honor for College Heights and the City Schools of Decatur. Since the school system is on winter break, we are offering a one-day experience for pre-K and Head Start students on the day of his visit- Thursday, February 14, 2013. This day would resemble a normal school day: same bus routes and times, same school beginning and end times, regular instructional day with the same staff, and breakfast and lunch offerings. President Obama’s visit promises to be an amazing opportunity for our students to expand their worlds and for Decatur to celebrate its exemplary teaching and learning. . We will share specifics with families through phone calls and emails as more details become available.”More details from my AJC colleagues Greg Bluestein and Dan Malloy can be found here,including this:It will be Obama’s first visit to Georgia since his re-election. His most recent trip to the area was in June last year, when he raised money for his campaign and stopped for hot dogs at the Varsity. He also raised money in the Atlanta area last March with actor Tyler Perry.The president’s visit will follow in the wake of Tuesday’s prime-time State of the Union address, which – we’re told – will focus on economic growth, but also gun control, immimgration reform and climate change. From the Associated Press:Obama also may use Tuesday’s prime-time address before a joint session of Congress to announce the next steps for concluding the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan by the end of 2014.