"Dying art" of cursive handwriting is becoming foreign to many students

04/5/2013 | Washington Post, The

As schools struggle with limited budgets and increasingly demanding curricula under the Common Core State Standards, cursive handwriting is taking a backseat in the classroom. In many cases, educators in the Washington, D.C.-area say in this article, the need to teach and learn the "dying art" of cursive has been diminished by technology, with students using laptops and other devices to take notes in class and prepare for college and careers.

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