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CONVERSATIONS: Coronavirus Leaves Parents Juggling Jobs With Homeschooling

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Irene Pons and her family are among many others juggling jobs and kids during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy Irene Pons

Florida schools have closed for weeks in an unprecedented move to stem the spread of COVID-19. 

This leaves parents to educate their own children, even as many also must hold down jobs in an uncertain economy.

 90.7’s Amy Green is one of these parents. She talked with Irene Pons, a Central Florida working mother of two children, ages 3 and 1. They spoke by skype to observe social distancing guidelines.

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Amy Green

About Amy Green

Reporter and Producer

Amy Green covers the environment and climate change at WMFE News. She is an award-winning journalist and author whose extensive reporting on the Everglades is featured in the book MOVING WATER, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, and podcast DRAINED, available wherever you get your podcasts. Amy’s ... Read Full Bio »