New State Law Requires Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

New State Law Requires Schools to Teach Cursive Writing

Schools will have to teach students cursive writing under a new state law.

The house and now senate have overridden the governor’s veto of a bill requiring public elementary schools to teach at least one unit of cursive. Senator Kimberly Lightford of Maywood says it’s a practical skill that students need to learn.

The new law will take effect in the 2018-2019 school year.