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Hess to deliver keynote at Healthy Classrooms Foundation’s Public Health Symposium

April 26, 2017

UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess will be delivering the keynote talk at the Healthy Classrooms Foundation’s 10th annual Public Health Symposium on Monday, May 8.

Diana Hess
Hess, who holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, will be delivering a presentation titled, “Approaching Political and Social Controversy in the Classroom: The Impact on Childhood Mental Health.”

Hess and Paula McAvoy co-authored the award-winning book, “The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education.” This 2014 publication explores the role of teachers in perpetuating serious, thoughtful political deliberation in schools.

The Public Health Symposium, which runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave., is free and open to the public, and includes a free dinner. Hess’ keynote address begins at 6 p.m.

The Healthy Classroom Foundation is a statewide, non-profit organization committed to improving the health of children throughout Wisconsin.  The organization explains on its website how “public health education is often underemphasized in classrooms despite its positive impact on not only test scores and educational outcomes, but also a child’s wellbeing, happiness, and self-esteem. It is with this at heart that the Foundation strives to bring public health practices to the K-12 classrooms and community.”

For more information or to register for the Public Health Symposium, visit this web page.

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