New Jersey offering extra year of school to special education students because of COVID-19 pandemic

ザ・ new law will affect students who would otherwise turn 21 and age out of the state’s educational system over the next three years.

We recognize the pandemic has been especially hard on the roughly 8,700 students this will impact and who have may not have the full set of transitional skills and job training that they need for adulthood,” マーフィー said at a COVID-19 ブリーフィング 水曜日に. “I am pleased to take this step to help secure a better future for them and their families.

RISKS GROW FOR SPECIAL ED STUDENTS AS REMOTE CLASSES STRETCH INTO NEW YEAR

New Jersey will use funds from the American Rescue Plan to fund the extra year of special 教育.

It could be up to $ 600 百万. So be it,” Murphy said Wednesday. “This is one of these things where we take the step regardless of the price tag because it is absolutely, without question and hesitation, the right thing to do.

Democratic state senator Dawn Addiego applauded the action Wednesday, saying that the billis about hope and a belief that all children should have the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Autism Speaks, a nonprofit that advocates for those with disabilities in the state, also praised Murphy for signing the bill.

The many parents who passionately advocated for this legislation are breathing a sigh of relief for the chance to reclaim these critical missed services,” 博士は言った. Suzanne Buchanan, Autism New Jersey executive director.

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Lawmakers in at least five other states – Illinois, ニューヨーク, メリーランド, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania – have introduced similar legislation that would give extra schooling to special education students, による Chalkbeat.

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