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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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    NC: King of transition words

    Education Week asked NoRedInk to identify the top grammar and writing errors of 2017. North Carolina students have a relatively low error rate and apparently know how to use transition words.    …
    Terry Stoops, January 24, 2018
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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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    Kidz cant rite good

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Education released results from the quinquennial National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) writing assessment.  A nationally representative sample of eighth- and twelfth-grade students took the test in 2011.  About a quarter of the sample earned a rating of “proficient” or higher.
    Terry Stoops, September 17, 2012