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Mayor Guinta and Former Governor Shaheen to Urge Presidential Candidates to Address the Nation's Education Crisis at 'Ed In 08' Campaign Office Opening

Mayor Guinta and Former Governor Shaheen to Urge Presidential Candidates to Address the Nation's Education Crisis at 'Ed In 08'

MANCHESTER, N.H., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In New Hampshire one in five students will not graduate from high school and one in three college freshmen fail to earn a diploma. To bring attention to this crisis, New Hampshire leaders including Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta, former Governor Jeanne Shaheen and renown inventor and businessman Dean Kamen will join Strong American Schools' "ED in 08" Campaign Chairman Roy Romer, to challenge the 2008 presidential candidates to make K-12 education reform a top priority.

Strong American Schools will open its "ED in 08" campaign office in Manchester, N.H. in the midst of the Democratic and Republican debates. The campaign, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is an unprecedented up to $60 million non partisan movement, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations and The Eli and Edythe Broad foundation, which calls on all presidential candidates to improve America's public schools.

Date: Monday, June 4, 2007 Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Strong American Schools' ED in 08 campaign office 1195 Elm Street Manchester, N.H. Note: Media set up begins at 10 am; risers and mult. box will be provided. Media are encouraged to RSVP. Space is limited. Parking will be available in the lot adjacent to the campaign office.

Strong American Schools, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is a nonpartisan campaign supported by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation promoting sound education policies for all Americans. SAS does not support or oppose any candidate for public office and does not take positions on legislation. Contact: Shannon Murphy, Strong American Schools (202) 870-1093 - Cell [email protected]

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CONTACT: Shannon Murphy, Strong American Schools, +1-202-870-1093 -
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