Michelle Obama, Kerry Washington team up to visit D.C. school

Obama and Washington will watch a student performance and visit individual classrooms, according to a statement from the White House.

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Washington also visited the school in January, around the same time she was in town for President Obama's second inauguration. The actress has been a huge supporter and fundraiser for Obama. She spoke at the Democratic National Convention last year.

The Turnaround initiative is a public-private partnership to help low performing schools. Savoy, which is in one of Washington D.C.'s poorer neighborhoods, was selected after it began a comprehensive turnaround effort in 2011. It was one of eight schools selected for the two-year pilot program.