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Survey of educators shows support for cursive writing

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Cursive writing may no longer be a skill of the past if state Sen. Jean Leising’s bill to mandate that dying art in Indiana schools gets a hearing in the House of Representatives. “Cursive writing is a skill everyone should have, as we use our signature to make purchases, […]

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Senate sends cursive bill to House for consideration

By Brandon Mullens TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would require all school districts to teach cursive writing passed the Senate on Thursday. The bill’s author, Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, said she believes cursive writing is key to brain development. “When I first started dealing with this issue, I thought it was all about making […]

Bill to mandate cursive writing faces opposition

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Bill to mandate cursive writing faces opposition

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An Oldenburg senator’s proposal to mandate cursive writing in Indiana schools was met with resistance from lobbyists for both teachers and school administrators during a Wednesday meeting of the Senate Education Committee. “The School Boards Association, historically, has always opposed mandates, and this is no different for us,” said […]

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General Assembly moves education measures

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – The House and Senate passed several education bills on Tuesday, including provisions to make superintendent salaries more transparent, require cursive writing in public schools and allow districts to opt to teach creation and other religiously-based science. House Bill 1205 requires districts to reveal the “exact dollar value” of […]

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Senator proposes cursive writing bill

By Ellie Price The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – A state senator is seeking to make sure that Indiana’s elementary school students learn cursive writing after all. Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, has authored Senate Bill 83, which would require school corporations to include cursive writing in their curriculum. It would overturn an Indiana Department of Education […]

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Video: One-on-One with Sen. Jean Leising on cursive writing

Sen. Jean Leising, R-Oldenburg, has introduced legislation that would require schools to teach cursive writing. The bill is a reaction to the Indiana Board of Education’s decision to remove cursive writing from the state’s standards. Here’s what Leising had to say about her bill: 1-on-1: Sen. Jean Leising on cursive writing from The Statehouse File […]