Workshop encourages cursive in Ohio classrooms

Workshop encourages cursive in Ohio classrooms

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Communication through computers and smart phones has lead to an increasing decline in cursive handwriting, but a group of educators are moving to save cursive in the classroom.

Teachers will learn novel ways to teach cursive at workshops Friday and Saturday in downtown Cincinnati. The efforts align with two Ohio senators who recently introduced a bill that would require public schools to teach cursive handwriting.

Cursive is not mandated in Ohio and has been left out of the national Common Core Standards..

"Many teachers agree, arguing that cursive is important not only for everyday use in the classroom, but also for brain development, signatures and test-taking," said Christine Cuccia from Handwriting Without Tears.

Handwriting Without Tears is hosting the workshops to share new ways to teach students cursive.

The workshop is at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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