The home of the Panama Canal, a hub of travel and transport for the world, is now a leader for homeschooling in Latin America.

Last month, the Panama National Assembly passed a groundbreaking law that recognized homeschooling as a legal exemption to compulsory school attendance.

Like leaders in all countries that are struggling with pandemic closures and problems for their schools, Panama legislators and policy makers were looking for additional options. Deputy Corrina Cano initiated the legislation in January of 2021 in partnership with the Panama homeschool community.