Is cursive instruction worth valuable lesson time?

Educators say that young students spend less than 10 minutes each day learning about penmanship, including cursive, which has all but disappeared from classrooms as teachers fill class time preparing for mandatory state exams and teaching students about new technology. "Nowadays, parents would be pretty upset if we sent kids to handwriting camp," said Carl Brown, principal of Manatee Elementary in Viera, Fla. "Kids just don't write letters now. They send e-mails or text messages. ... A lot of those old ways are going away. How many bills do you pay by writing a check anymore?"

View Full Article in:

Florida Today (Melbourne) (tiered subscription model) · Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
Data Coach - Literacy
Amplify
Remote, MS
K-12 Teachers Needed at Int’l Schools
The International Educator
Multiple Locations
Instructional Design Specialist
Insight Education Group
Los Angeles, CA
K-12 Education Content Marketing and Social Media Coordinator
Insight Education Group
Encino,CA, CA
Marketing Coordinator
Insight Education Group
Encino, CA