Local library offers eight week cursive class

LOCAL NEWS — Once upon a time, Common Core standards didn’t require local educators to teach cursive handwriting to elementary students. That changed in 2015, after state law makers voted to add it back into public education. It’s left many students with a gap and playing catch up.

For many students who haven’t learned to read and write in cursive up to now, college could present a few obstacles. That’s why the Moore County Public Library (MCPL) is planning an eight week Cursive Class for Moore County Students. Students will learn to both read and write in cursive.

Organizers say it’s a “quick and easy class to help prepare you to read those college professor’s white boards and historical documents you may be assigned to research.” And once you’ve learned the basics, you can add your own personal flair, library officials say.

The class will meet for eight consecutive weeks and teachers will assign homework in between sessions. The class is free to students and no pre-registration is required. Classes will meet each Tuesday in February and March and classes kick off on February 4. Grades 6-8 meet from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m. and grades 9-12 will meet from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m. For more questions, contact the MCPL at 931-759-7285. •

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