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New Mexico parents consider homeschooling amid pandemic

Grace Reader
Updated: June 30, 2020 11:20 AM
Created: June 30, 2020 07:28 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Starting this fall, New Mexico students will spend half of their time in a classroom and half of their time at home. That inconsistency is tough for families, which is why some are ditching public schools next year.

“Trying to get all three kiddos on a Zoom call at the same time, the calls dropping, we just felt that with the uncertainty of the next school year it was the best thing for our family to start homeschooling,” Jenelle Gallegos, a mom who is moving to homeschool this year, said.

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Gallegos’ is not alone. Sarah Candalaria and Melissa Solecki have both been homeschool parents for more than a decade, and they just started a new program called Homeschool Homies to help new parents navigate the transition to homeschooling.

“There's been an increase I think for both of us of people reaching out and asking what do we do and how do we do it because they're not ready to jump back into school yet, to public school,” Solecki said.


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