D&Sdocs: Homeschooling During COVID-19 for Non-English-Speaking Parents

Video and photo by Mariuxi MoranEver since New York City’s schools were shuttered in March, parents have been hard-pressed to start home-schooling amid the transition to remote learning. With most lessons in English, the situation is even more complicated in the many households around the city where older generations face a language barrier. Across the five boroughs, 48.7 percent of households speak a language other than English at home, according to United States Census data.

In this short documentary a Spanish-speaking mother in the Bronx, Lilia Obando, shares her experience trying to help her third-grade daughter with daily online classes and assignments.