Survey: Most elementary-school teachers still teach cursive

05/8/2013 | Washington Post, The

The introduction of the Common Core State Standards and the use of technology have increased questions about the relevance of cursive handwriting instruction in school. While such lessons are seemingly on the decline, a recent nationwide survey of K-5 teachers shows that 59% continue to teach cursive. Among teachers of second- and third-grade -- where cursive instruction is primarily centered -- the practice is even more common, with 75% saying they include it as part of the curricula, according to the survey by school supplies company Really Good Stuff.

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