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Obama Daughters’ School Evacuated After Phone Threat

Sidwell Friends issues all-clear after suspicious phone call

(Newser) - The school attended by the first daughters was evacuated today after someone phoned in a threat, the Washingtonian reports. Sidwell Friends School has already given the all-clear for students to return to campus, after an investigation found students were not at risk. No word on whether the threat was related... More »

Malia, Sasha Thrive in White House: Dad

First daughters 'unbelievably well-adjusted kids': President Obama

(Newser) - Barack and Michelle Obama's determination to keep their daughters' daily routines as normal as life in the White House can be is paying off, the proud president says. "Malia and Sasha have just turned out to be unbelievably well-adjusted kids," Barack Obama said this morning on the Today... More »

School Day Includes Obamas-Teacher Conference

President makes surprise visit to Malia's, Sasha's classrooms

(Newser) - Third- and sixth-grade teachers at the private Sidwell Friends School knew Michelle Obama planned to attend today's scheduled parent-teacher conferences, but they weren't warned to expect her companion: President Obama. The first couple's trip to Sasha's Bethesda, Md., school and Malia's Washington classroom was low-key, for a presidential motorcade—... More »

Ice Shuts School, Baffles Obama Girls

Chicago natives have played in worse weather, prez says

(Newser) - The ice storm plowing through Washington has many grown-ups wary of stepping outside, but it hasn’t fazed the first daughters, Politico reports. The Midwesterners were unimpressed that their school closed, President Obama said today, noting that Chicago schools never close. “My 7-year-old pointed out that in Chicago you’... More »

After Day of Rest, First Daughters Back to School

Exciting Inauguration Day ended with Jonas Brothers visit

(Newser) - Sasha and Malia Obama are back in school today, after taking yesterday off to recover from inauguration fever, the AP reports. The First Daughters spent Tuesday smiling and waving, and were up late with surprise visitors the Jonas Brothers while their parents were out at the balls. The girls are... More »

Obama Daughters Start School

Barack gets teary as new life begins

(Newser) - Like millions of other children, the Obama girls returned to school today. Unlike the rest of the nations’ kids, they were accompanied by a cadre of police, Secret Service agents, and media, the Washington Post reports. The Obama family’s new life in Washington is off to its official start,... More »

Obama Girls Off to DC

Malia, Sasha start off in their new school Monday morning

(Newser) - Malia and Sasha Obama are on their way from the Windy City to Washington to start the new school semester on Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports. The family, who will be staying in a luxury hotel suite for the next 10 days, timed the move so the girls would experience... More »

Sasha, Malia Will Attend Chelsea's Alma Mater

Tuition at Quaker Sidwell Friends runs nearly $30K

(Newser) - Malia and Sasha Obama will enroll at Sidwell Friends School, the Quaker institution that educated Chelsea Clinton, Michelle Obama's spokeswoman said today. The girls visited both Sidwell and Georgetown Day School this week, and Malia expressed a preference for Sidwell because she's friendly with one of Joe Biden's grandchildren, who's... More »

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