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Re: [Phys-L] Philly schools forbid graded ‘remote instruction’ during shutdown for equity concerns

More importantly, you can't do traditional tests fairly with kids at home
as they have access to notes, friends, and the Internet. I will have them
do individual projects and video lessons so they can show me what they
know. Kids also can't really do labs at home.

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 3:37 PM Jeff Bigler <> wrote:

One of the issues is that any time instruction is given, federal law
requires full compliance with students' IEPs. A school would be out of
compliance and subject to lawsuits for any student whose IEP
accommodations cannot be met remotely. Rather than expose themselves to
liability (plus potential investigation by the Department of Justice),
many schools are opting to either not provide any instruction or (as is
the case in my district) require that remote work not be counted for a

Jeff Bigler
Physics Teacher, NBCT
Lynn English High School; Lynn, MA

On 3/20/2020 3:32 PM, bernard cleyet wrote:
Phys-l’ers, friends, and govt. officials!

bc. thinks, as schools provide texts, why not, for example, chrome
books, and cities internet.

Of course that’s verboten socialism. However, already a few places:

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