- Associated Press - Friday, November 25, 2016

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - Cursive writing is making a comeback like it never left.

These days, rows of students can be seen using paper and pen instead of tapping on iPads or Chromebooks. It’s becoming more of the norm because of the recently enacted Alabama law called “Lexi Law” requiring all public schools to teach cursive handwriting by the end of third grade.

The Dothan Eagle reports third grade students at Montana Magnet have already been abiding by the law, which went into effect Aug. 1.


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Montana Magnet principal Sue Clark says before the new law, the school had been providing cursive instructions, which had been falling by the wayside. She says cursive writing helps young students develop fine motor skills necessary for art and other activities.

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Information from: The Dothan Eagle, https://www.dothaneagle.com

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