3 lawmakers to introduce bill requiring schools to only offer remote learning for upcoming year

Three democratic lawmakers say they will introduce a bill requiring schools to only offer remote learning for the upcoming academic year.

News 12 Staff

Jul 30, 2020, 10:11 AM

Updated 1,360 days ago

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Three democratic lawmakers say they will introduce a bill requiring schools to only offer remote learning for the upcoming academic year.
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The bill goes against Gov. Phil Murphy's plan that calls for all districts to at least offer some in-person learning.
According to the proposal, only special education and related services would be held in person. When asked about the bill, Gov. Murphy says he wasn't going to comment on it, but did continue to stress the importance of in-person learning and giving parents a choice.
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"Flexibility is the key watchword here,” says Gov. Murphy. “Giving parents, school districts, kids, educators flexibility to allow if remote learning makes sense. We know this unequivocally -- in-person education dwarfs any remote learning in terms of the efficacy and the richness of that experience."
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The governor also added that having the option between in-person and virtual learning could open up space in classrooms for students who cannot learn from home.


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