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April 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Round-up: Mississippi sex ed law faces hurdles, bilingual teaching helps families retain culture

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.

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