cursive writing http://wfpl.org en Indiana Senate Panel Passes Cursive Writing Bill http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-senate-panel-passes-cursive-writing-bill <p></p><p>A bill that would require Indiana’s elementary schools to teach cursive writing is on its way to the floor of the state Senate.</p><p>The chamber’s Education and Career Development Committee voted 7-4 today to advance the measure sponsored by Republican Jean Leising.</p><p>Leising says she’s concerned about a new state education department policy that makes the teaching of cursive writing optional but requires that students become proficient in keyboard use.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:36:40 +0000 Rick Howlett 3573 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Senate Panel Passes Cursive Writing Bill Indiana Education Panel Hears Cursive Writing Bill http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-education-panel-hears-cursive-writing-bill <p>A bill that would require Indiana school districts to teach cursive writing was the focus of a legislative hearing today</p><p>In 2011, the Indiana Department of Education dropped its requirement that schools include cursive writing in their curricula, telling them that students are expected to become proficient in keyboard use.</p><p>Republican state Sen. Jean Leising says that’s troubling.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 20:55:44 +0000 Rick Howlett 3338 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Education Panel Hears Cursive Writing Bill Indiana Legislative Panel Sets Hearing on Cursive Writing Bill http://wfpl.org/post/indiana-legislative-panel-sets-hearing-cursive-writing-bill <p>Indiana lawmakers are again considering a push to require the teaching of cursive writing by the state's schools.</p><p>The issue first came up after the state Department of Education in 2011 dropped cursive writing as a required part of the school curriculum and told school districts that it expected students to become proficient in keyboard use.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:03:07 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 3311 at http://wfpl.org Indiana Legislative Panel Sets Hearing on Cursive Writing Bill