On August 15, don’t forget ed

This Wednesday, Aug. 15, the College Board‘s campaign to draw attention to higher education, Don’t Forget Ed, kicks into high gear.

The timing is not coincidental. The start of the fall semester just around the corner, and so are the national conventions of the two major political parties. And the goal of the “Don’t Forget Ed” campaign is to get both presidential candidates to pay attention to education.

Getting politicians to pay attention to education may sound simple, but it’s actually a pretty ambitious goal, given everything else on the national agenda. So that’s why the Don’t Forget Ed campaign needs our help.

What can you do? For starters, watch the video (also embedded below). Then go to the website to learn more about how you can help. Then, add your voice to the cause. Finally, on Aug. 15, join in on the Don’t Forget Ed social media rally on Twitter and Facebook. Follow @DontForgetEd on Twitter and use the #dontforgeted hashtag to spread the word about this effort. Let’s show our presidential candidates — and the world — just how the #highered community can rally. If we did it to help some of our own win a cross-country tweetrace, then surely we can band together for the future of education in our nation, right?

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Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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