As the election grows near, Education Week has compiled a comparison of each presidential candidate's stance on education.
Across Minnesota many kindergarten classrooms are moving from beginning learning to more complex comprehension. This can be traced partly to statewide goals urging that all third-graders should read at grade level.
With the immersion of technology in schools, cursive handwriting has been set aside so that students can learn typing skills. Many schools still argue in favor of cursive, stating it is needed to read historical documents and develop signatures.