For most of us, tablets, computers, and smartphones have replaced the art of penmanship, but a new law in Alabama is making sure cursive handwriting doesn’t die.

Lexie’s Law is set to take effect August 1st and will require all public schools to teach cursive handwriting by the end of third grade.

At least five other states have similar laws on the books since the common core curriculum doesn’t require cursive.

Under Lexie’s Law, teachers will be given instructional plans and superintendents will have to sign off that students are meeting the requirements.

Even though students will still be typing out letters on the computer, they’ll have to take the time to dot their i’s and cross their t’s.