INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are again considering a push to require the teaching of cursive writing by the state’s schools.

The issue first came up after the state Department of Education in 2011 dropped cursive writing as a required part of the school curriculum and told school districts that it expected students to become proficient in keyboard use.

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The state Senate’s education committee is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday on a cursive writing bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Jean Leising of Oldenburg.

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The bill would require all public school districts and all accredited private elementary schools to teach cursive.

The state Senate approved a similar bill last year, but it didn’t advance in the House.

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