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Date: Sep 29, 2010
Howard Dean & Ed Rollins to discuss midterm elections with Long Island educators
Panel will focus on ways to use the upcoming elections as a teaching tool
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY -- Hofstra University Senior Presidential Fellows Howard B. Dean III and Edward J. Rollins will offer analysis of the upcoming Congressional elections as part of a program for Long Island educators about ways to integrate the midterm elections into classroom lessons.
The panel discussion, "Teaching the Midterm Elections: How Will the 112th Congress Influence Policy Making for the Obama Administration? A Conversation for Educators" will also include Westbury High School Social Studies teacher Regina M. Follo, who teaches Global History and Advanced Placement U.S. History, and is an adjunct education instructor at Hofstra.
The event for Long Island middle and high school social studies teachers will be Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Monroe Lecture Center Theater, California Avenue, South Campus. A reception will follow from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at C.V. Starr Hall, second-floor atrium, South Campus. Seating is limited. RSVP to Barbara Calvo at (516) 463-5750 or Barbara.Calvo@hofstra.edu.
The panel is co-sponsored by Hofstra's Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency, where Dean and Rollins are senior presidential fellows, and the School of Education, Health and Human Services. Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, was a 2004 Democratic presidential candidate. Edward Rollins is a top Republican strategist and CNN political analyst who has served in the administrations of four U.S. presidents and has had major managerial roles in eight presidential campaigns.
Kalikow Center Executive Director Meena Bose said partnering with SOEHHS for the event was a natural fit, noting that a recent public panel discussion with Dean and Rollins about the midterm elections drew two high school classes totaling more than 100 students.
"High school teachers and their students already are very engaged in these elections," Bose said, "and we wanted to offer educators a chance to talk with our Senior Presidential Fellows - who bring their expertise from electoral politics, and with each other, about the institutional and policy issues at stake here, and the best way to bring them into the classroom."
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