Bill to include cursive writing at Ohio schools signed into law by Gov. Kasich

Published: Dec. 20, 2018 at 12:11 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - On Wednesday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave final approval for a bill that will require the Department of Education to include cursive handwriting instruction in the language arts curriculum.

Cursive handwriting materials will become part of the Department of Education’s curriculum, as part of House Bill 58, but it will be up to the schools whether it will be included in lessons for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

House Bill 58 was introduced in Feb. 2017 by Republican Reps. Andrew Brenner and Marilyn Slaby.

According to Rep. Slaby, cursive writing has been proven by several associations to be helpful with focus, learning patterns, memory, and spelling.

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