In the early days of the pandemic, there was an assumption that children were not as vulnerable to the coronavirus as adults. Now, the virus is having an impact on more children and youth, and this is affecting their opportunity for in-person learning, which is critical to a child’s ability to thrive.
Our best strategy for supporting literacy in Georgia is to work together, form connections, and engage with one another. So, we need to consider strategies to maintain our social emotional engagement so that we are all “refueled.”
As of today, 27% of Georgians have still not responded and only 38 of Georgia’s counties are meeting their 2010 rate, which places Georgia 49th in the nation in total response. More than ever, we can see in the wake of this pandemic why the census matters.