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Remote Schooling Forces Child Welfare Agencies To Adapt

  • Madison Schiefelbein
  • October 12, 2020

NM, Oct 12, 2020 – Child welfare monitoring and enforcement have been challenged by the coronavirus pandemic as teachers — the backbone of the abuse and neglect reporting system — are separated from their students by remote learning.

In New Mexico, schools, state agencies, and law enforcement officials say they are adapting and the lack of in-person schooling hasn’t hobbled their work. It has required more attention, though, as it’s less clear who isn’t being allowed to go to school, and who’s just having trouble logging on…