Friday, March 30th, 2007
Photo by Janie Southard
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Third-grade teacher Nan Davis-Ferrall, of East elementary in St. Marys, guides Sarah Roby in learning cursive writing. Nationally and locally teachers are finding that many older students cannot read or write cursive as a move toward standardized testing and computer use leaves little room for the writing form.
Online story associated with this photograph
Some area middle school students cannot read cursive writing when they see it on the board. On a recent SAT test essay question, only 15 percent of 1.5 million high school students taking the test wrote in cursive. The rest print . . .
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