"Home Instruction" vs. "Remote Learning" ... what's the difference?
Updated: Sep 20, 2020
You are not alone if you feel confused about the differences between "temporary home instruction," "home instruction" as a special education placement, and “home schooling,” which involves withdrawing a student from public school.
The new pandemic-era concept of “remote instruction,” further complicates things. We hope the information below clarifies these overlapping concepts. Keep in mind that while we have established state case law and regulations about "home instruction" and "home-schooling," many unanswered questions remain about the parameters of “remote instruction." For right now, we know that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) remains intact, and that Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) must be implemented to the “greatest extent possible,” during remote instruction
View / download our new printable tool for a visual and informative breakdown of terms, conditions, and mandates: