The Kansas State Board of Education discussed bullying at its Feb. 8, 2011 meeting in Topeka. (WIBW)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Cursive handwriting is on the agenda again during this month's Kansas Board of Education meeting.
On Wednesday, the Kansas Department of Education will provide the board with a range of possible recommendations on the issue of teaching cursive. Last month, the board heard a report that interest in teaching the subject has begun to wane.
A survey found 90 percent of state school districts are teaching cursive writing, generally beginning in third grade. Teachers typically spend from 15 minutes to an hour a day instructing students on cursive script.
But nearly 23 percent of districts responding said teaching handwriting is not a high priority, and about 6 percent said they anticipate eventually reducing the amount of class time spent on it.
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