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Cursive writing bill heads to the Governor

A bill that would require students learning to read and write in cursive is now headed to the Governor for his signature. 

Senate Bill 2273 would require all Mississippi students to learn cursive before completing the fifth grade. The measure says students will have to pass a test to prove their ability.

The bill is headed to Gov. Bryant to either be approved or veto’d.

The bill was authored by Sen. Angela Hill who says the existing requirements are not enough, and cursive is dying out.

If approved, it will go into affect July 1.


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