The article attached below discusses some minor changes that have been made to our current state academic standards by the Mississippi Department of Education. While the standards were simply tweaked, I am very excited that cursive handwriting has been added to the standards and curriculum. Much past that addition, most people will see very few changes.
The changes are mostly small. For example, the revisions add requirements that first grade students learn coin denominations, how to count using money and how to use a calendar. The revisions also make clear that Mississippi students should learn cursive writing starting in third grade. But there would be few changes to kindergarten standards, despite concerns that too much academic work has been crammed into that grade.
Read the full article for all of the details.