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WE ARE a team living by the motto 'Doing our best to be the best'," were the words of the principal of Providence Kindergarten Preparatory School in Lyssons, St Thomas, Franklyn Holness, as he spoke about the academic prowess of the institution.
04 a.m. , updated February 18, 2014 at 10:04 a.m. Jaeden Alvarez practices cursive writing at Cleveland K-6 School, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in Dayton, Ohio. In years gone by, penmanship helped distinguish the literate from the illiterate.
Jean Leising admits she's no expert on brain development, but she still hopes to do something about the way kids learn...Last month, she convinced her Senate colleagues to pass a bill that would restore instruction of cursive writing to the state's
The latest brewing controversy in public schools isn't about evolution, creationism, classroom prayer or perceived historical revisionism...With technology so prevalent and portable today, many people believe the handwriting is on the wall for
Just how far should the Indiana Legislature go in dictating to Indiana schools what they must teach? The Legislature has been trying for several years to convince a majority of members to require all school districts to teach cursive wiring, once a
Children who have the capacity to write fluently, legibly and automatically are better equipped to generate and evaluate ideas, judge responses and organise their thoughts. Indeed, poor handwriters struggle to write down their ideas and will quit the
Stories Cursive may be going the way of calligraphy, but one Bronx lawmaker wants to mandate the antiquated writing style in elementary schools across the city. Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz (D-Riverdale) is introducing a bill in Albany that would make
Wise-different strokes for different folks, and that goes for diverse communities within a state. Handwriting is a significant factor in brain development, although research does not specify cursive. It should not to be ignored because of
It only makes sense that teachers don't spend as much time on cursive as they once did. Almost all written communication today is done by laptop, tablet or smartphone. With online billing so prevalent, it's rare for me even to sign my name to a check.
Kansas State Board of Education members will decide this week whether the state's new handwriting standards will encourage schools to make sure that fifth- and sixth-graders can write legibly in cursive. The handwriting standards are on the board's