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A dying skill? Not just yet.

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on January 7, 2013 1:46 PM

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Eastern Wayne Elementary School third-grader Malik Brehon-Austin, 8, practices his cursive writing during a lesson in Nicole Jackson's class. Students spent the class period learning proper writing techniques and practicing writing the alphabet in cursive.

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Eastern Wayne Elementary School third-grader Logan Campbell, 10, uses his finger to draw out a cursive "w" in the air. Students practice the letters in a variety of ways in addition to the traditional pen and paper approach.

As educators scramble to keep pace with rapidly changing technology, many school districts are trading in pencil and paper for a keyboard or hand-held device. One of the potential casualties has been cursive writing -- the oft-anticipated rite of passage...

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