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    Should we bring cursive writing back to schools? NC already did

    Hetty Roessingh, professor and researcher at the University of Calgary, concludes: Our society impoverishes children if we don’t learn from those who have gone before us. People who learn how to spell and to develop legible, fluent handwriting will have tools at their avail to confidently express themselves and…
    Terry Stoops, September 25, 2019
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    Why Common Core ignored cursive writing and North Carolina didn’t

    In 2013, the N.C. General Assembly passed legislation that required teachers to teach cursive handwriting to elementary school students.  Since then, other states have followed suit. But cursive writing is not part of the Common Core State Standards, which North Carolina adopted in 2010 and revised this year.  Thanks…
    Terry Stoops, December 19, 2017
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    NC legislature two steps ahead of the cursive “comeback”

    According to Education Week, cursive is ready for a comeback.  The article offers an instructive anecdote. When an undergraduate in her university’s [University of Illinois] Rare Book and Manuscript Library asked for help with a manuscript she was reading, library director Valerie Hotchkiss assumed it was something difficult. An obscure…
    Terry Stoops, July 22, 2014