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WRPS to resume keyboarding at elementary level

Pilot program aims to teach skills earlier, will serve all fifth-graders in district

8:54 PM, Mar. 13, 2013
Kathi Stebbins-Hintz
Kathi Stebbins-Hintz
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Fifth-graders in the Wisconsin Rapids School District will learn keyboarding skills starting next school year, thanks to a newly approved pilot program aimed at exposing them to typing at an early age.

As part of the program, students would get 30 minutes of instruction a day for six weeks from certified business education teachers during the first semester, said Kathi Stebbins-Hintz, curriculum and instruction director for the district. Classroom teachers then will reinforce the skills during the second semester.

"We found so many compelling reasons for doing it at a younger age," ...

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