Cursive writing bill passes first test in Senate

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INDIANAPOLIS – A bill requiring schools to teach cursive writing has passed its first test at the Statehouse.

The bill passed in a 36-13 vote Tuesday in the Senate. It now heads to the House.

The Senate approved a similar bill last year, but the House didn’t put it to a vote.

In 2011, the Indiana Department of Education dropped the cursive writing requirement to focus on computer and keyboard skills.

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