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Texas students will have to learn cursive again

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Cursive writing continues to make a comeback.

Earlier this year, Ohio passed a bill mandating students learn cursive by fifth grade, and now Texas is following suit.

According to the list of updates issued under the Texas Education Code, starting this fall, students will be taught to write cursive letters in second grade.

By third grade, students will be expected to be able to “write complete words, thoughts, and answers legibly in cursive writing leaving appropriate spaces between words.”

“Research supports the role that handwriting instruction plays in the cognitive development of children and this activity is even more important in an increasingly digital environment,” the Board of Education’s website says. “The Board expects educators to ensure that all students can write legibly in cursive and comprehend text written in this manner.”


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