New Jersey is following in the footsteps of other states that have enacted laws governing handwriting.
Illinois passed such a law in 2017.
Ohio added supplemental instruction in cursive handwriting this year.
Texas will have second graders learning cursive for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills language arts next year, KTRK reported.
Cursive was phased out of learning in 2010 when it comes to Common Core standards, many schools have followed suit, KYW reported.