updated 12/01/2010 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/01/2010 AT 8:30 AM ET
“The school would never use that word,” Gosselin, 35, tells PEOPLE. “[Collin and Alexis] were not expelled. [The school] did not feel like they could meet their needs anymore, so it was decided they should leave, for now.”
Collin and Alexis, both 6, are both seeing a private tutor who teaches them an “identical curriculum” until they are ready to return to school. But for now, Gosselin says the challenges are not just academic – they’re personal.