League of Women Voters of Delaware kicks off virtual League Days with a focus on education
DELAWARE – Normally, around this time of year the League of Women Voters of Delaware would be meeting with lawmakers in Dover. But like many others, this year they’re going virtual because of the ongoing pandemic.
Wednesday’s virtual meeting was the first of four planned over the coming days. The league hosted a panel of education experts, and discussed how COVID-19 has impacted education. “Some of our kids – remotely – have actually been out of the education realm since last March. You can only imagine how tough it’s been to not have that in person instruction,” said Cape Henlopen Board of Education member Bill Collick.
The experts say one part of education that was highlighted by the pandemic is the need to boost the first state’s early childhood and pre-k learning. “You’re trying to teach them to read, while yet you’re trying to cook, trying to pay bills, trying to get income. Unfortunately, that learning piece is not as important as paying the electricity or finding work,” said Program Director for First State Community Action Agency Dr. Sandi Hagans-Morris.
The next virtual meetings will take place on March 17th, 24th, and 31st. They’ll focus on elections, offshore wind power, and court fines and fees. The meetings are free and open to the public via Zoom. For more information about how you can register for future meetings, click here.