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Alexia Herrera practices writing in cursive at St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Hacienda Heights, Calif. Bucking a growing trend of eliminating cursive from elementary school curriculums or making it optional, California is among the states keeping longhand as a third-grade staple.

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Some states preserve penmanship despite tech gains

The pen may not be as mighty as the keyboard these days, but California and a handful of states are not giving up on handwriting entirely.

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