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Laurene Powell Jobs to attend State of the Union address

updated 03:40 pm EST, Tue January 24, 2012

Former husband likely to be mentioned by Obama

Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, is on the official guest list for tonight's State of the Union address by US President Barack Obama, according to the White House. She will watch the speech from First Lady Michelle Obama's box in the House of Representatives. Laurene is likely to be mentioned by the President in light of Steve's death on October 5th, but the invitation may also reflect an expected educational agenda in the speech.

In 1997 Powell Jobs helped co-found a non-profit called College Track, intended to boost high school and college graduation levels. She is also on the boards of directors for groups like the New America Foundation, Teach for America, NewSchools Venture Fund, and Stand for Children. Just this December, she was given a seat on the White House Council for Community Solutions.

Apple recently unveiled major educational efforts in the form of interactive textbooks and the iTunes U app. Before his passing, Steve Jobs is said to have wanted to revolutionize three different fields, including textbooks.




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