Cursive writing returning to Texas public schools

Another state is reintroducing cursive writing to its curriculum.

According to KVUE-TV, Texas public school second-graders will start learning the penmanship style, once abandoned by many classrooms, beginning this fall when changes to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards take effect.

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Under the new standards, which the State Board of Education adopted in 2017, students should know how to "write complete words, thoughts and answers legibly in cursive" in third grade.

>> Click here to see the new standards on the Texas Education Agency's website

At least a dozen other states have enacted similar mandates, including Louisiana, Florida and California, WTTW reported.

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