Cursive returns to Louisiana schools with new law

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Cursive returns to Louisiana schools with new mandate

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- A mandate passed by Louisiana lawmakers in 2016 is in effect for the upcoming school year and requires students to learn cursive writing.

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The Associated Press reported that the legislation requires all public schools to teach cursive writing by the third grade.

The Daily Advertiser reported in 2016 that the Louisiana Department of Education does not track which districts teach cursive and that school boards and superintendents made the decision on teaching script.

The law took effect Saturday and was sponsored by Republican Sen. Beth Mizell. 

Related: Arizona now requires cursive be taught in schools

The cursive mandate for the state means Louisiana joins Arizona, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Arkansas. Ohio and Illinois currently have bills proposing similar measures.

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