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Arkansas Lawmaker Files Legislation To Require Teaching Cursive In Schools

GRAVETTE (KTHV) – One Arkansas senator has filed legislation to require that cursive writing be taught to students in elementary schools, officials say. R...
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GRAVETTE (KTHV) – One Arkansas senator has filed legislation to require that cursive writing be taught to students in elementary schools, officials say.

Rep. Kim Hendren, R-Gravette, filed the legislation on Monday (Jan. 12), according to state records.

If passed, the bill would require cursive handwriting to be taught in every public elementary school during English language arts courses, officials said. The requirement would start with the 2015-2016 school year, the bill states.

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