Good Handwriting Rewarded at Kentucky School

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Here’s an interesting follow-up to yesterday’s post about the demise of handwriting: A Kentucky newspaper has a story about a teacher at Lafayette High School who, dismayed at the lack of cursive handwriting skills in his students, put them up to a penmanship contest – and rewarded the winners with fountain pens.

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Is Handwriting Really Obsolete?

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There has been much written in the media over the last several months about the supposed death of handwriting, with some writers gladly bidding goodbye to cursive.

Which is all very funny, given the results of a new study coming out of the University of Washington. Perhaps you’ve heard. Researchers found that children wrote faster and wrote more when composing essays with pen and paper than when using keyboards.

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