PRESS RELEASE -- May 8, 2007

Contact: Shannon Murphy
Strong American Schools
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Strong American Schools Chairman Roy Romer to Address National Summit on America's Silent Dropout Epidemic

Washington, D.C — On the heels of the first Democratic and Republican presidential debates, where education reform was not discussed, Strong American Schools’ “ED in 08” Campaign Chairman Roy Romer will deliver the closing keynote address at the National Summit on America’s Silent Dropout Epidemic to urge presidential candidates and other national leaders to fix the dropout crisis by strengthening America’s schools.

The Strong American Schools’ “ED in 08” campaign, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is an unprecedented up to $60 million nonpartisan movement, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which calls on all presidential candidates to improve America’s public schools.  The campaign does not support or oppose any candidates.

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Time: 4:20 p.m.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Atrium Ballroom
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.      
Washington, D.C.

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