Triangle parents turn to homeschooling amid COVID-19 safety concerns

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. (WTVD) — Amy Dunham has two boys who go to Holly Grove Elementary School in Holly Springs. She will be homeschooling them both this fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I don’t know that any parent really wants to ever homeschool their children, but it’s one of those things you feel like it’s best for your kids as a parent,” Dunham said.

Nearly 95,000 students in North Carolina were homeschooled during the 2019 – 2020 school term, according to data from the state Department of Administration.

That number will likely be higher this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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