Lebanon Reporter

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April 17, 2013

Local teachers express concern over lost art of cursive writing

Boone County — With the onset of the technological age, the instruction of cursive handwriting is falling by the wayside in schools across the country. And though some Lebanon teachers know cursive isn’t a necessary skill today, they are still concerned about the possible consequences of its absence.

Lebanon schools decided about two years ago to switch the focus to teaching keyboarding instead of spending instructional time teaching letter formations for cursive writing, said Diane Scott, director of curriculum. Teachers are still permitted to incorporate some cursive so students know how to sign their names, recognize their names and read cursive.

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