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June 10, 2009

ED in 08's Swan Song

In case you were wondering whether that $25 million or so that the Gates and Broad Foundations invested in ED in '08 paid off, Strong American Schools, which managed the program, is here to tell you that the campaign "has helped turn the need for education reform from a low-priority campaign issue i...

November 12, 2008

Bill Gates on ED in '08: 'Mouthing Platitudes'

My colleague, Erik Robelen, was in Seattle yesterday covering the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's new strategy for revamping its high school reform strategy. After the formal speeches, the Gates team gathered on stage for some Q-and-A from the high-powered audience, which included the likes of W...

October 01, 2008

'Mission Accomplished' for ED in '08?

The Gates and Broad Foundations say they aren't going to be providing any additional funding for ED in '08, the venture that was designed to put education front-and-center in the presidential campaign.

August 27, 2008

Will ED in '08 Live Past '08?

A major goal of the $60 million effort to promote education in the campaign is to be a player in the transition, whether the winner is McCain or Obama.

July 14, 2008

Bill Clinton and Jamie Lee Curtis Get Involved in Ed Politics

"America is only as strong as her schools...As our schools go, so goes our country." That's the conclusion of a new ad by ED in '08, which will start running today in seven key election states: Ohio, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, Virginia and Wisconsin. ED in '08 (which in this ad is referr...

June 20, 2008

Two Big Names Sign Up With ED in '08

Jeb Bush and Margaret Spellings.

May 30, 2008

ED in '08: From Nonpartisan to Bipartisan?

ED in '08's Roy Romer and Sen. Barack Obama have now entered the hugging phase, which brings me to the following question: How nonpartisan can an organization be when its leader and chief spokesman is so partisan? Before Obama delivered his major education speech at a school outside of Denver on ...

May 13, 2008

ED in '08's Roy Romer Endorses Obama

ED in '08 Chairman and superdelegate Roy Romer today announced he is endorsing Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois for president. (Hat tip to Flypaper on this one.) Romer, a former Colorado governor and Democratic National Chairman, leads the nonpartisan ED in '08 group that's trying to make education a...

May 13, 2008

Roll Call: ED in '08 Blogger Summit

Who else, besides me, is going to the ED in '08 blogger summit? While the substance of the summit is on Thursday, the gathering kicks off tomorrow night with cocktails, appetizers, and a screening of the documentary Two Million Minutes. I'm not quite sure what to expect from this summit, but I'm sur...

April 01, 2008

To ED in '08: 'I Will Steal Your Hot Wife'

On this April Fool's Day, the Fordham Foundation has a particularly entertaining issue of its Education Gladfly. For those of us still wondering if the $60 million in foundation money from Gates and Broad will make any difference in the presidential election, the Fordham Folks have this to say... ...

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