elementary schools http://kplu.org en Do we still need to learn cursive? http://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://kplu.org Do we still need to learn cursive? Dogs, once-homeless kids share a love of reading (and each other) http://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://kplu.org Dogs, once-homeless kids share a love of reading (and each other) African Americans most affected by low-performing schools http://kplu.org/post/african-americans-most-affected-low-performing-schools <P>African American kids are more likely than any other students to start their educations in Seattle’s worst public schools.&nbsp; That’s according to a <A href="http://www.crpe.org/cs/crpe/view/csr_pubs/375">new report from University of Washington researchers</A>.&nbsp; Community groups and school district administrators say it means schools are disproportionately failing kids who already face big hurdles to education.&nbsp; Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:36:00 +0000 Charla Bear 285 at http://kplu.org African Americans most affected by low-performing schools