In Lieu of State House Visit, Shaheen Joins 4th Grade Class Via Zoom & Takes Student Questions

April 21, 2020

 

 

Shaheen speaking to Holderness School 1

Shaheen speaking to Holderness School 2

 

Senator Shaheen speaking with Holderness Central School 4th Grade Social Studies Class

(Holderness, NH) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a remote learning classroom via Zoom with students from a Holderness Central School 4th grade social studies class. The class was scheduled to visit the New Hampshire State House but had to cancel their trip. Senator Shaheen talked about her responsibilities as a senator and took questions from the class.

“I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to join such an engaged group of students and answer their important questions,” said Shaheen. “Students, parents and teachers across New Hampshire have been working hard to adapt to the challenge of social distancing. I especially want to thank Michelle Jenkinson for inviting me to join her class this morning and for her hard work and dedication to her students. Like so many New Hampshire teachers, she’s making sure that her students get the best possible education during these very difficult times.”

Earlier this month, Shaheen joined the students of a Northwood Elementary School 8th grade social studies class via Zoom, who are now learning remotely as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In March, Shaheen called on the FCC to help provide Wi-Fi hotspots or devices with Wi-Fi capability to students who lack internet access at home. Shaheen also sent a letter urging increased federal funding for schools and school employees, such as cafeteria staff, bus drivers, and custodians, who are working overtime to support their communities during the pandemic. In addition, Shaheen wrote to U.S. Department of Education expressing concern for children with disabilities amid the school closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.