Utah's State Board of Education on Friday advanced a proposal to include cursive instruction in the curriculum for the state's public schools. Many school districts reportedly teach cursive, though it is not currently required. The proposal to add cursive as a requirement was recommended by a committee commissioned to study the issue. "The question is whether penmanship is fundamental to an English and reading education, and the answer the committee came up with was, 'Yes, it is.'" Deputy State Superintendent Brenda Hales said.