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School keeping cursive in classroom



MACON -- Cursive handwriting - considered a rite of passage for many in elementary school.  But it could soon become a lesson of the past.

The latest core education standards no longer require it in 47 states, including Illinois.

But Meridian Primary School in Macon keeping the cursive lessons.

School principal Lori Guebert said cursive is a valuable lesson, even in the world of technology.

"We have to go back to some of the basics and make sure we don't forget them," Guebert said.

Studies show cursive improves hand-eye coordination and reading levels.  Teachers say it's also important so kids can read letters and sign their future paychecks.


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