cursive writing

Education
4:36 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Indiana Senate Panel Passes Cursive Writing Bill

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A bill that would require Indiana’s elementary schools to teach cursive writing is on its way to the floor of the state Senate.

The chamber’s Education and Career Development Committee voted 7-4 today to advance the measure sponsored by Republican Jean Leising.

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.

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Education
3:55 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Indiana Education Panel Hears Cursive Writing Bill

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A bill that would require Indiana school districts to teach cursive writing was the focus of a legislative hearing today

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.

Republican state Sen. Jean Leising says that’s troubling.

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Education
12:03 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Indiana Legislative Panel Sets Hearing on Cursive Writing Bill

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Indiana lawmakers are again considering a push to require the teaching of cursive writing by the state's schools.

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.

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