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Some states preserve penmanship despite tech gains

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Alexia Herrera practices writing in cursive Thursday at St. MarkÝs Lutheran School in Hacienda Heights, Calif.

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Terrie Kim practices writing.

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Several states, including California, Georgia and Massachusetts, have added a cursive requirement to the national standards, while most others, such as Indiana, Illinois and Hawaii have left it as optional for school districts.
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    • Alexia Herrera practices writing in cursive Thursday at St. MarkÝs Lutheran School in Hacienda Heights, Calif.
    •    Terrie Kim practices writing.
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