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Minnijean Brown Trickey is one of the surviving members of the Little Rock Nine. Photo: Gettysburg College.
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For ‘Little Rock Nine’ Member, Current Political Tensions Across U.S. Echo 1950s


It’s been more than sixty years since the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling to desegregate schools. That decision heightened public tension across the country, which played out prominently in Arkansas where, in 1957, nine black teenagers were escorted by federal troops to attend the once white-only high school, Little Rock Central High School. The students came to be known as the Little Rock Nine. One of the surviving members, Minniejean Brown Trickey says today’s political climate looks a lot like the one in which she grew up.
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NASA’s Commercial Crew program will send astronauts to the International Space Station via commercial partners SpaceX and Boeing. Photo: NASA
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Agency Warns NASA Of Possible Commercial Crew Delays


Commercial companies SpaceX and Boeing are slated to launch astronauts to the International Space Station from US soil, a first since the retirement of the space shuttle. Delays have plagued the program and a government agency is asking NASA for a backup plan to get astronauts to the station.
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Brevard Superintendent: Florida Testing System In Need Of Reform


Central Florida students will soon be sharpening their pencils to take high stakes tests. Students aren’t the only ones affected by their outcomes. A new Orange County report shows little evidence Florida’s teacher merit-pay law is raising student achievement. The state legislature adopted the law in 2011. It ties teacher pay and promotions to how students perform on standardized tests. Brevard Superintendent Desmond Blackburn weighs in.
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