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Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing

Cursive, Print, or Type? The Point is To Keep Writing

| March 26, 2014

The real fear among those who study kids and handwriting is not that our schools will stop teaching cursive; it’s that students aren’t writing enough.

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Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

| June 28, 2013 | 64 Comments

The decline in teaching cursive handwriting, the rise of the keyboard, and the introduction of the Common Core State Standards that do not require children to know cursive all question its relevance. Passionate advocates claim that cursive is a cultural tradition with cognitive and academic benefits that must be preserved, while some teachers and handwriting experts say the decline of cursive is natural, and it should be allowed to morph into a print/cursive hybrid, or bow out altogether.

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Should We Still Teach Students to Write in Cursive?

Should We Still Teach Students to Write in Cursive?

| September 21, 2011 | 80 Comments

Reading and writing are fundamental to learning. But as more kids read and write via some sort of computing device — laptop, tablet, cellphone — how we teach those skills is changing, and one significant change is the decision to teach cursive. When it comes to equipping students with “21st century skills,” typing is in, […]

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