Curriculum and Professional Development

Updated Handwriting Policy

Did you know that Dearborn Public Schools has had a Handwriting Policy since 2012? Last spring, the PreK/K Committee worked on updating the policy and the updated Policy was approved by the ELA Committee, Elementary Principal Forum and Curriculum Council this fall.

The biggest change is that all schools (grades K-5) will be using the Zaner-Bloser style for manuscript and cursive handwriting instruction. Many resources for Zaner-Bloser are available online, including YouTube instructional videos.

Students in grades K-5 should continue to receive at least 5 minutes of daily handwriting instruction. These minutes are included in the ELA curriculum time allotments.

Check out the updated policy for more information. This information is also available on DEC.

Dearborn PreK- 5 Handwriting Policy