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Albany will still do it the 'write' way

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – There's talk of writing off cursive in Georgia Schools, but that isn't the plan in Dougherty County.

Right now, cursive isn't listed in the new curriculum standards Georgia teachers may start using next year.

At Live Oak Elementary School in Albany, we found second grade students practicing their cursive skills.

Teacher Kaysha Young-Brown says while her students do use the computer for a lot of their assignments, cursive isn't a lost art yet.

She says her students are so excited to learn, they use it even when they're not supposed to. "A lot of times, I can't stop 'em. I see them on spelling tests. They try to sneak and do it or they try to write their name in cursive and I tell them, 'hold on a second, we'll get to that', but they are eager to learn."

Even though cursive isn't listed in the new curriculum standards for the next year, those standards could still be changed.


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