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Ohio House passes bill requiring students to learn cursive by end of 5th grade

Cursive could part of the lesson plans in Ohio schools. (WSBT)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKRC) - Cursive could part of the lesson plans in Ohio schools.

The Ohio House has passed a bill requiring the state Department of Education to create a new curriculum by the end of 2018. The course would be aimed at children in kindergartners through the fifth grade.

House Bill 58 requires student be able to print letters legibly by the end of third grade and write in cursive by the end of the fifth grade. The course would be optional for teachers.

The bill now goes to the senate.

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