President Barack Obama applauds the senior class at the close of the graduation ceremony for Booker T. Washington High School on Monday, May 16, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn. After the school administration... more 
President Barack Obama applauds the senior class at the close of the graduation ceremony for Booker T. Washington High School on Monday, May 16, 2011, in Memphis, Tenn. After the school administration implemented educational changes, the graduation rate jumped from 55 percent in 2007 to nearly 82 percent in 2010. Standing at left is Principal Alisha Kiner. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mark Humphrey
Mon, May 16, 2011 2:42 PM EDT