Cursive writing back in La. classes this fall - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Cursive writing back in La. classes this fall

(Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC) (Source: Candy Rodriguez/KPLC)
SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) -

Cursive writing seems to be an old skill many young ones are unaware of and a forgotten one by some adults. 

"Golly, I got nervous," said Kevin L. Brown as he wrote his name out in cursive on a white board. "Just making sure I remember."

But thanks to state lawmakers, new legislation for the upcoming school year will require public schools, including charter schools, to introduce cursive writing instruction by third grade and continue through 12th grade. 

Calcasieu Federation of Teachers President Teri Johnson said some districts across the state moved away from teaching cursive for various reasons, but she's glad it's coming back and will be implemented into school curriculums.
 
"The thinking a few years back was they're going to be typing they really need to know how to do a keyboard rather than writing on paper because they were looking to the future," said Johnson. "However, the activity of writing really goes a long way especially in the early grades."

And fellow cursive writer Mark Webb is on board with the state's move. 

"I'm old school," Webb said. "Everybody is supposed to know how to write in cursive. C'mon."

The Calcasieu Parish School Board says it has been teaching cursive writing uninterrupted and will continue to do so. For more information, you can always check with your school district.

Why you think your child will need cursive in the future.

Copyright 2017 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Threats to local high schools being investigated

    Threats to local high schools being investigated

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-02-20 04:56:52 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    Multiple agencies are investigating allegations of threats made against a local high school.  Threats were allegedly made against DeRidder High School by a juvenile, according to Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy with the DeRidder police department.  The juvenile was detained and a search warrant has been served. Deputy Chief Rudy says there is no immediate threat to the students or staff at DeRidder High School.  The DeRidder Police Department, Beauregard Parish Sheriff...

    More >>

    Multiple agencies are investigating allegations of threats made against a local high school.  Threats were allegedly made against DeRidder High School by a juvenile, according to Deputy Chief Christopher Rudy with the DeRidder police department.  The juvenile was detained and a search warrant has been served. Deputy Chief Rudy says there is no immediate threat to the students or staff at DeRidder High School.  The DeRidder Police Department, Beauregard Parish Sheriff...

    More >>
  • As federal taxes go down, Louisiana income taxes go up

    As federal taxes go down, Louisiana income taxes go up

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:10 PM EST2018-02-20 03:10:50 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    It's no fun getting a pay raise only to have it eaten up by an increase in your bills, which is what's happening with federal tax reform in Louisiana. If you noticed a small increase in your pay check from federal tax reform, it may be fleeting as state taxes go up. The Louisiana constitution says if federal taxes go down, state taxes go up. But tax preparer Jessica Fisher, who is an area manager for Jackson Hewitt, says the offset should still leave you with a little somethin...

    More >>

    It's no fun getting a pay raise only to have it eaten up by an increase in your bills, which is what's happening with federal tax reform in Louisiana. If you noticed a small increase in your pay check from federal tax reform, it may be fleeting as state taxes go up. The Louisiana constitution says if federal taxes go down, state taxes go up. But tax preparer Jessica Fisher, who is an area manager for Jackson Hewitt, says the offset should still leave you with a little somethin...

    More >>
  • The Marshall Tucker Band to perform in Lake Charles

    The Marshall Tucker Band to perform in Lake Charles

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:28 PM EST2018-02-20 02:28:41 GMT

    The Marshall Tucker Band will perform in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, May 25 at 8:30 PM according to a news release.   The group combined rock, rhythm, country, blues and jazz with extended instrumental passages to help establish the Southern rock genre in the 1970’s. Their hits include the singles “Can’t You See”, “Heard It In A Love Song”, and “Fire On The Mountain”. Tickets go on sale Fri...

    More >>

    The Marshall Tucker Band will perform in the Grand Event Center of Golden Nugget Lake Charles on Friday, May 25 at 8:30 PM according to a news release.   The group combined rock, rhythm, country, blues and jazz with extended instrumental passages to help establish the Southern rock genre in the 1970’s. Their hits include the singles “Can’t You See”, “Heard It In A Love Song”, and “Fire On The Mountain”. Tickets go on sale Fri...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly