Ohio students could soon get a lesson in cursive writing

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In an era of texting, technology rules over an old fashioned penned letter for most children and teens.

On Wednesday, Ohio House Bill 58, sponsored by House Education Committee Chairman Andrew Brenner, R-Powell, passed 87-4.

The bill would create a curriculum to teach cursive to students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

The state doesn’t currently require that cursive be taught in schools, and it’s not part of the multi-state Common Core standards on which Ohio’s standards are based.

The bill now heads to the Ohio Senate for a vote before it would be sent to Gov. John Kasich’s desk.

Back in April, Indiana passed a similar bill,  that ensured Indiana schools can teach cursive writing if local officials wish to do so.

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