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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

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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 for 90.7 News. She is an award-winning journalist whose work has been heard on NPR and seen in PEOPLE, Newsweek, The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor. She began her career at The Associated Press. Her book on the Everglades, under contract with Johns Hopkins ... Read Full Bio »