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April 6, 2013

Area teachers: Standards add emphasis on keyboard use

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At Jefferson Central School, Superintendent Carl Mummenthey said cursive is taught to students in third-grade though “we realize there are fewer and fewer expectations for formal cursive writing in their adult lives.”

During the eight years that he has been at Jefferson “the balance has shifted.”

As much as he considers himself a traditionalist, “it will be less and less important” as more time is spent getting students college- or workforce-ready, he said.

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