Gov. Kasich signs cursive bill

Gov. Kasich signs cursive bill

(WTOL) - It seems like writing is cursive is a skill that is fading away for students in school today.

But after lawmakers are pushing for its comeback, cursive will now be required in Ohio schools.

House Bill 58 requires the Ohio Department of Education to create a plan to teach cursive through the 5th grade.

The goal is for students to be able to print letters clearly by the end of 3rd grade and write in cursive by the end of 5th grade.

The bill states that the new instructional materials shall be added to the curriculum no later than July 1st.

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