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The Obamas' daughters attended the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools , a private school.  As a member of the school's board, Michelle fought to maintain diversity in the school when other board members connected with the University of Chicago tried to reserve more slots for children of the university faculty. This resulted in a plan to expand the school.  Malia and Sasha attended Sidwell Friends School in Washington, after also considering Georgetown Day School .   Michelle stated in an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that they do not intend to have any more children.  The Obamas have received advice from past first ladies Laura Bush , Rosalynn Carter and Hillary Clinton about raising children in the White House .  Marian Robinson , Michelle's mother, moved into the White House to assist with child care. 
. President Barack Obama signs a series of executive orders about the administration's new gun law proposals as children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence, (L-R) Hinna Zeejah, Taejah Goode, Julia Stokes and Grant Fritz, look on in the Eisenhower Executive Office building, on January 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. One month after a massacre that left 20 school children and 6 adults dead in Newtown, Connecticut, the president unveiled a package of gun control proposals that include universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.