The relevancy of cursive is again a point of conversation with the advent of the Common Core Standards. The conversation is back as keyboarding is specifically mentioned as a needed skill. But then again, CURSIVE is being embraced is expressly mentioned in some state's version of Common Core, such as California.
Enjoy the Education Weekly article--and note the lively comment postings after the article!
By Jaclyn Zubrzycki
Handwriting still has a place in the digital age, its proponents say, and they hoped that what they billed as a "summit" on the subject this week would spotlight their case for the enduring value of handwriting in the learning process.
The Washington conference was designed to draw together research from psychology, occupational therapy, education, and neuroscience to demonstrate handwriting's role in students' physical and cognitive development, states' learning standards, and the classroom.
The occasion also marked National Handwriting Day, Jan. 23—the birthday of that most famous exemplar of penmanship, John Hancock. (Partial article --see the full article at Education Week, link below. )