(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Cursive writing could be going the way of the telegraph and typewriter.
The Indiana Department of Education will no longer require Indiana’s public schools to teach cursive writing starting in the fall as part of it's Common Core State Standards.
The department sent a memo to school leaders in April. It said schools can opt to continue teaching cursive as a local standard, but they could also choose to cease teaching it at all.
Students will instead be taught more on a computer keyboard.
Read the memo from the Department of Education here (PDF).