Michael Jackson's hometown to name school for him

GARY, Ind. - Plans are in the works to name a school in Michael Jackson's Indiana hometown for the late pop star.

The Gary Community School Board on Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding with Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson. The agreement that Katherine Jackson signed last month says the district wants to inspire children to excel in the arts and education.

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District superintendent Cheryl Pruitt tells the Post-Tribune (http://bit.ly/1luhGfp ) she's working with the Jackson family on which school to rename.

Pruitt says the renaming came up in a conversation with Katherine Jackson, who donated $10,000 during the Gary Promise scholarship event hosted by Magic Johnson in April.

The family moved to California after the Jackson 5 struck it big struck it big in 1969 when Michael Jackson was 11 years old.


Information from: Post-Tribune, http://www.post-trib.com



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