middle schools http://www.kplu.org en Do we still need to learn cursive? http://www.kplu.org/post/do-we-still-need-learn-cursive <p></p><p>Cursive handwriting may soon go the way of the card catalog and the film projector. Schools are moving to new curriculum standards that put more emphasis on typing skills. But not everyone is ready for the cursive alphabet to become a relic. Jessica Robinson reports the Idaho legislature is considering a statewide cursive mandate.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:38:51 +0000 Jessica Robinson 7683 at http://www.kplu.org Do we still need to learn cursive? Dogs, once-homeless kids share a love of reading (and each other) http://www.kplu.org/post/dogs-once-homeless-kids-share-love-reading-and-each-other <p>Some of Seattle&rsquo;s most at-risk students are getting help with their reading skills, but not from people.</p><p>Once a week, service dogs lend their ears to formerly homeless children as they read aloud. It&rsquo;s become a learning experience for both the kids and canines.</p><p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 21:10:00 +0000 Charla Bear 3576 at http://www.kplu.org Dogs, once-homeless kids share a love of reading (and each other) High school credit for Seattle's middle school students http://www.kplu.org/post/high-school-credit-seattles-middle-school-students <p>Starting this year, middle school students in Seattle could finally get some credit on their high school transcripts, that is.&nbsp; Seventh and eighth graders who take high school level courses can now apply them towards graduation.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.seattleschools.org/area/instructserv/secondarygrading/English-MSGPDocs.pdf">policy</a> has pluses and minuses for young kids. Fri, 12 Nov 2010 02:05:44 +0000 Charla Bear 136 at http://www.kplu.org