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July 15, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Round-up: UW study finds babies practice speech at 7 months, schools brace for immigrant influx

UW study finds babies practice speech before they can talk: Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences are continuing to uncover new information about how babies’ brains work. Their latest finding: Children begin mentally working out the mechanics of how to speak starting at around 7 months old.

Urban schools brace for influx of unaccompanied minors (AP): Schools in metropolitan areas across the country are bracing for an increase in unaccompanied children immigrating to the U.S. The federal government estimates about 90,000 children from El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and other countries could make the journey this fall.

Colleges fumble with handling complicated assault cases (The New York Times): The front page of Sunday’s New York Times prominently featured a story about a Hobart and William Smith Colleges student who reported being raped and came to regret the decision after the school cleared her alleged assailants from wrongdoing.

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