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Chester-Upland teacher to be at State of the Union

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Sara Ferguson

The White House says Sara Ferguson will be among the guests sitting with First Lady Michelle Obama Tuesday night during the State of the Union address. Ferguson is a literacy and math teacher at Columbus Elementary School in the Chester Upland School District.

One of the teachers in a cash-strapped suburban Philadelphia school district who vowed to work for free if the school ran out of money is scheduled to join Michele Obama at the State of the Union address.

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The White House says Sara Ferguson will be among the guests in the first lady's box Tuesday night. Ferguson is a literacy and math teacher at Columbus Elementary School in the Chester Upland School District.

Ferguson has taught in the district for 20 years. She's among the teachers who said they would continue working if the long-struggling district ran out of money and was unable to make payroll.

The crisis was averted last week when a federal judge approved $3.2 million in stopgap funding.

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