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Cursive Handwriting

Memories of the Hand-Written Letter

Julee Morrison | Posted 04.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Julee Morrison

I may not bring back the written letter, but I can share something I loved as a child, that I think we all need to experience -- a letter, hand-written, with our name on it, in our mailbox. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone you loved?

Kids Can't Read Grandma's Recipe Because It's In Cursive

Laurie Levy | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

January 23rd is National Handwriting Day. In honor of the occasion, maybe I'll write my grandkids a letter. But wait, I'd better use my computer because they will not be able to read my handwriting. And there is something profoundly sad about that.

The Great Handwriting Debate

Rob Furman | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Rob Furman

The debate to KEEP handwriting falls into two categories -- those that felt it had historical and artistic significance, and those that felt it would damage the children and society as a whole to not be able to write a signature, read a cursive document, and develop fine motor skills in their hands.

The Real Reason Obama Used an Autopen for the Fiscal Cliff Deal

Danny Rubin | Posted 03.06.2013 | Comedy
Danny Rubin

While vacationing in Hawaii, President Obama had no choice but to sign the long-awaited 'fiscal cliff' deal with his autopen. The administration can say what it wants, but here's the truth: Obama, like the rest of us, must have forgotten how to write in cursive.

North Carolina District Will No Longer Require Cursive

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

Joining school systems in Hawaii, Indiana and elsewhere across the country, Pitt County Schools in North Carolina will no longer require its students ...

Yet Another State Stops Teaching Cursive In Schools

Posted 10.01.2011 | Education

Hawaii is joining several states across the country that are dropping cursive writing from mandatory school curriculum. The Aloha state has adopted...

A Signature Shift?

Sam Chaltain | Posted 09.12.2011 | Education
Sam Chaltain

This morning, as I watched my two-year old son make distinctive colorful swirls on his drawing paper, I realized we were moving away from a deeply held belief about what makes each of us unique.

A Write Of Passage: Is Cursive Handwriting A Dying Art In Schools?

Posted 05.30.2011 | Education

Cursive handwriting instruction is disappearing. Students and teachers alike have swapped pencils for keyboards, baselines for blinking cursors, a...