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President Obama to visit Mooresville Middle on Thursday

President Barack Obama will visit Mooresville Middle School on Thursday as part of his “Middle-Class Jobs & Opportunity Tour,” a White House official said.

The tour is part of goals outlined in the president’s State of the Union address to “reignite” America’s middle class, which he called the true engine of America’s economic growth.

The president kicked off the tour in Austin in May, visiting a high school and meeting with leaders of the high-tech industry. He also visited Baltimore on the tour.

Charlotte will be his third major stop.

At the Mooresville school, the president will give a speech and also see the school’s use of technology. Earlier this year, Mooresville schools Superintendent Mark Edwards was named national superintendent of the year by the American Association of School Administrators.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Heath Morrison received the honor in 2012 for his work with the Reno (Nev.) schools.

White House officials said Obama seeks to focus on three areas: jobs, skills and the opportunities needed to create good-paying, stable jobs that can support a middle-class family.

Details of the visit have not been disclosed, including whether it will be a closed event or whether there will be an opportunity for the general public to attend.

This will be the president’s first visit to Charlotte since last year’s Democratic National Convention.

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