President Obama appeared with sixth-grader Keiry Herrera of Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Va., as he spoke about No Child Left Behind last September at the White House. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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A hallway scene at Richmond High School in Richmond, Ind.,  on Nov. 29, 2010. There, struggling students are getting tutoring in a bid to have everyone graduate on time. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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