New Generation Takes Up Art of Cursive Writing

Children practice italic cursive writing at the Harford Day School in Bel Air, Md.

Children practice italic cursive writing at the Harford Day School in Bel Air, Md. Courtesy Nan Barchovsky hide caption

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When high school students take the SAT this year, they'll be required to use a skill they can often ignore: penmanship. The college test now includes an essay section — and no computers are allowed.

NPR's Robert Siegel visits Harford Day School in Bel Air, Md., where first and second graders are learning the intricate art of cursive writing.

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