Education Drive: Cursive Swoops Back Into Curriculum

Cursive swoops back into curriculum

Teaching to write with a curl and flourish still holds benefits
AUTHOR: Lauren Barack

“While not as heavy a focus in school curriculum as reading, mathematics and science, cursive is undergoing a bit a renaissance in 14 states, including Alabama and Louisiana, which now make cursive proficiency mandatory. North Carolina is the most recent, with state lawmakers passing a bill in March requiring the same. The new rules may have some backing from science. A 2014 study, “The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard” found that students who take notes by hand may retain more information than those who type notes into a computer.”

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