By CBSNewYork Team

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork)Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday signed a bill that will extend eligibility for special education students.

The move comes after more than a year of learning was lost because of the pandemic.

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Now, certain New Jersey students who exceed the age of eligibility, which is 21, will have an extra year of education.

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Murphy says the state will be using federal funds from the American Rescue Plan to help cover the costs.

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The extension will be available for this year, 2022 and 2023.

CBSNewYork Team