Handwriting curriculum varies in S.D. schools

10/15/2012 | Aberdeen American News (S.D.)

While handwriting instruction, print or cursive, is not a part of Common Core State Standards, some South Dakota schools work it into classroom lessons anyway. Emphasis on the instruction varies by school, where educators agree that handwriting has faded in importance with some schools teaching typing in early grades. "With technology advancing, we're questioning if we really need to teach cursive," said Craig Case, elementary- and middle-school principal at Webster Area School.

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