State education officials will decide in February whether to keep cursive in the curriculum. The flowing style of handwriting isn't mentioned in a new set of teaching guidelines adopted last year. Some educators doubt that cursive is critical to what students need to know in the 21st Century.
The Georgia Department of Education is sending in a final plan for its Race to the Top federal money today. School districts across Georgia have worked on budget plans and now the state will submit all but one of them to the federal government. These plans map out how the 26 districts will use the $400 million dollars.