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Can your kids read and write in cursive?
Catholic school board trying to reintroduce what appears to be a disappearing skill
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Can your kids write and read in cursive?

The Toronto Catholic District School Board thinks understanding and using cursive writing is a quickly disappearing skill and is looking into how cursive can be reintroduced in Toronto schools.

A school trustee tells the Toronto Star her own kids can't sign their own name or read a handwritten note.

Cursive writing is first mentioned in the provincial curriculum in Grade 3, but it is not required to be taught.

A government spokesperson tells the Star computer skills may get more of a focus from teachers, but boards are free to "increase the emphasis" on cursive writing.

A 17 year-old student in the Catholic board believes 20 percent of his classmates can't read cursive when his teacher uses it.

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Can your kids write and read in cursive?

The Toronto Catholic District School Board thinks understanding and using cursive writing is a quickly disappearing skill and is looking into how cursive can be reintroduced in Toronto schools.

A school trustee tells the Toronto Star her own kids can't sign their own name or read a handwritten note.

Cursive writing is first mentioned in the provincial curriculum in Grade 3, but it is not required to be taught.

A government spokesperson tells the Star computer skills may get more of a focus from teachers, but boards are free to "increase the emphasis" on cursive writing.

A 17 year-old student in the Catholic board believes 20 percent of his classmates can't read cursive when his teacher uses it.

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