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Why is Handwriting Important?

View the full article from the Abilene, Kansas superintendent newsletter.

The question of whether or not handwriting should be taught has become a heavily debated issue. Dr. Denise Guy, superintendent of public schools in Abilene, Kansas, addresses this topic in her district’s newsletter.

Dr. Guy believes that, although digital communication is prevalent among today’s students, handwriting (both print and cursive) is a skill that must continue to be taught. To support her position, Dr. Guy discusses research that suggests a connection between handwriting and brain development.

Read Dr. Guy’s article to learn more about why handwriting instruction remains an important part of the curriculum in Abilene schools.

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