A child sitting at a desk practices cursive writing.

Cursive makes a comeback — by law — in public schools

BY: - November 17, 2023

This story was originally published on Stateline. In 2016, California Democratic state Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva sat with then-California Gov. Jerry Brown at an event where he signed baseball-type cards featuring the image of his dog, Colusa. But many of the recipients of the cards couldn’t read his cursive signature, Quirk-Silva recalled, much to the Democratic […]

Blue school hallway lockers and checkered tile in high school students in the background

Alabama House Republicans prefile bill that limits teaching of ‘divisive concepts’

BY: - February 8, 2023

Republican legislators are reviving a bill banning the teaching of “divisive concepts” in state classrooms after it failed to pass last year.  The legislation, HB7, sponsored by Rep. Ed. Oliver, R-Dadeville, is similar to the 2022 proposal. Among other measures, it would prohibit public school teachers from kindergarten to college from teaching that certain groups […]