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Mike Pence Praises New Hampshire For Embracing Online Education

March 24, 2020

Vice President Mike Pence is happy with New Hampshire’s education system.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, all school districts in New Hampshire have online remote learning while schools are closed until at least Friday, April 3.

Pence had a briefing with the Coronavirus Task Force on Monday, March 23 and was informed about a website that is being set up by the U.S. Department of Education offering advice on K-12 distance learning.

“And she actually told me that the states of Florida and New Hampshire are really setting the pace for K-12,” Pence said, according to The Union Leader, of Manchester, New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, a Republican (like Pence), also received praise from Joe Sweeney, the communications director for the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, for embracing virtual education.

“Under the leadership of Governor Chris Sununu and Education Commissioner Frank Edelblut, New Hampshire teachers had the flexibility and capability to make New Hampshire’s distance learning program lead the nation,” Sweeney said, according to the Union Leader.

“With national recognition upon New Hampshire’s innovative and successful approach to dealing with COVID-19, we expect more eyes will turn to Governor Chris Sununu’s steady and responsible leadership during this unprecedented era,” Sweeney added.

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