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Ohio House passes bill to develop curriculum to teach cursive handwriting

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Ohio House passed a bill Wednesday that would require the State Board of Education to develop a curriculum model for instruction in cursive handwriting.

The model would be for students in grades kindergarten through five, and is designed so all students develop the ability to print letters and words legibly by third grade, and then create readable documents using legible cursive handwriting by the end of fifth grade.

Any district or school would be able to use it, but it would not be a required class. The curriculum, according to the bill, would be developed by the end of the year, and the State Board of Education can make the decision on whether to not to adopt it by the end of March 2019.

The bill passed through the House by a vote of 87-4. You can read more about the legislation here.

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