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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The state Department of Education and Mississippi State University are working together to add computer science education to elementary and high school across the state. Dozens of schools have signed up to teach new courses, including an entry-level high school class that could serve as a gateway to more advanced classes.

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) – A Bay St. Louis city council member has undergone surgery to alleviate bleeding in her head after witnesses say she was struck by a car outside a church where she was going to a funeral. Angela Eastin, director of Habitat for Humanity Bay Waveland Area, says Councilwoman Wendy McDonald had surgery Gulfport Memorial Hospital and was then flown to Ochsner Health Center in New Orleans.

ROBINSONVILLE, Miss. (AP) – A man has died at a casino in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, after falling in a fountain Sunday night. The cause of death is still unclear. The man’s body will be sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for an autopsy.

BOSTON (AP) – Education Secretary John B. King Jr. says laws in North Carolina and Mississippi that restrict the rights of transgender Americans are hateful and should be repealed. King spoke Monday at the Education Writers Association national conference. Asked about laws in the two states, King said they’re hateful and that gender identity should be protected. He’s calling for the state legislatures to repeal the laws.

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