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Two education leaders from Rhode Island are participating in a White House summit on how to help more students prepare for college and get a degree.

Providence Schools Superintendent Susan Lusi and Rhode Island College President Nancy Carriuolo are among the hundreds of college presidents and others participating in Thursday's College Opportunity Day of Action. President Barack Obama , first lady Michelle Obama and Vice president Joe Biden are among those in the administration participating.

Lusi and Carriuolo have worked together with other groups to increase the number of Providence residents with a postsecondary degree, part of a larger effort across 55 cities. The goal is to increase by 52,000 the number of adults who have a degree in those cities by December 2016.





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