New Mississippi sex ed law poses challenges for some districts (Los Angeles Times): A new state law compelled all school districts in Mississippi to implement some form of sexual education by the 2012-2013 school year. In some places, parents have complained that schools are not giving students adequate information about contraception.
Bilingual classrooms help Latino families retain culture (NPR): Dual-language instruction appeals to many Latino parents who want their children to be able to speak both English and Spanish. But the ease at which native Spanish-speaking students learn English in bilingual classrooms remains up for debate.
Bellevue student starts cupcake business to pay for college (KING 5): Newport High School senior Rachel Lingenbrink is using her passion for baking to help fund her studies at Bellevue College.
- How the Texas testing bubble popped (The Dallas Morning News)
- ACLU claims Hawaii preschool aid program is unconstitutional (AP)
- N.Y. governor drops plan to pay for college classes for inmates (The New York Times)