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Teacher details White House lunch

Obama listened intently in talk on poor schools, he says

Posted: July 10, 2014 at 3:40 a.m.

President Barack Obama (right) talks about education during a lunch meeting Monday in the White House with teachers, including Justin Minkel (left) of Springdale.

Lunch with the president on Monday included a relaxed conversation about teaching in high-poverty schools that lasted about an hour, said Justin Minkel, a Springdale teacher invited to the White House with three other teachers from around the country.

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