New Hampshire Challenges Candidates to Make Education Rock

Strong American Schools' ED in '08 campaign joined with New Hampshire leaders at Manchester Central High School to challenge to each presidential candidate to make education "rock" by autographing a guitar with their pledge to reform K-12 education … The event was held at New Hampshire's oldest public high school and featured The Latham Band, a local group, who debuted their new song about education. (Read More) / Watch The Video

--Marc Lampkin: Kanye West's Politics of People | The Huffington Post (August 30, 2007)
Last weekend I had the surreal experience of sitting next to mega-rapper Kanye West at a press conference and realizing that we were pretty alike: we both feel strongly about George W. Bush, we both look good in Polo shirts, and most importantly, we're both concerned black men who are trying to get something done about America's education crisis.  (Read More)

--Washington State Says, More Math Please | Roy's Blog on Schools (August 29, 2007)

We are now hearing similar stories from Washington State where the Seattle Post Intelligencer found disturbing inadequacies among high school graduatesthere … The state board of education is considering raising math standards across the state through a collaborative effort among high school and community college math instructors called the Transition Math Project. (Read More)