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Indiana classrooms going 200 years back in time

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is the place fourth grader Hannah Stratton calls home. Hannah, a student at Westwood Elementary School in Greenwood, Indiana, already knows what she is doing to celebrate the state’s 200th birthday on Dec. 11, 2016. “I’m gonna ask my mom and dad if we can get a cake,” […]

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Cursive curriculum wins the Senate, but could lose the House

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislation to require teaching cursive writing has passed the Senate, but will likely face opposition in the House. Senate Bill 73 would place cursive writing back into the elementary curriculum in schools. Some of the senators who voted against the bill said they are not opposed to the teaching […]

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Mandatory cursive curriculum advances but still faces hurdles

By Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com   INDIANAPOLIS – A Senate committee crossed their t’s and dotted their i’s to make cursive writing mandatory in elementary school curriculum. Senate Bill 73, making cursive mandatory in schools, passed out of the Education and Career Development committee Wednesday with a 6-4 vote. Author, Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, was not […]