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New Generation Takes Up Art of Cursive Writing

When high school students take the SAT this year, they'll be required to use a skill they can often ignore: penmanship. The college test now includes an essay section -- and no computers are allowed.

NPR's Robert Siegel visits Harford Day School in Bel Air, Md., where first and second graders are learning the intricate art of cursive writing.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.