NPR tackled the debate over whether cursive instruction has a place in today’s classrooms. It’s long been an issue in California. Read/hear their story here

California academic standards currently include cursive instruction in the third and fourth grades, but it is not part of standardized testing, so some educators have moved away from script lessons to devote more time to English and math. And with the Smarter Balanced exams being offered solely on computes, many teachers argue that keyboarding and computer aptitudes win our over cursive. Read a Press Democrat story on the issue here