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Murray District Focuses on Handwriting

[Source: St. Louis Tribune]

By Natalie Dicou

Wendy Bills began noticing chicken scratches and illegible scribbles about two years ago.

The Murray School District’s supervisor of At-Risk Programs saw a flood of referrals for students needing occupational therapy for their poor penmanship.

“When I started looking into handwriting last year because of all the referrals, it was amazing how differently people were teaching it: different materials, different worksheets,” Bills said. “I just got a strong impression to standardize what we’re doing so our kids have every chance in the world [to learn to hand-write neatly].”

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