Beginning August 1st, Alabama schools will be required to teach cursive handwriting to students by the end of third grade. Lexie's Law will make sure Alabama students don't forget the dying art of cursive penmanship since the implementation of the Common Core curriculum no longer requires cursive.

Alabama joins five other states who will now require students learn the handwriting technique. Lexie’s Law will provide teachers with instructional materials for instructions and superintendents will be required to sign off that students are meeting the requirements.

(H/T WKRG)