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Orange County Schools Cuts Some End-Of-Course Exams

Just in time for Spring Break, Orange County Public Schools has announced the district is cutting several end-of-course exams for elementary students. This includes locally-created exams for science, art, music and P.E for Kindergarten through fourth grade. And a social studies test for K through fifth graders.
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Bluegrass Fest, WP Art Fest and Charlie Brown

What better place to spend the first weekend of spring… then Christmas? Add a little bluegrass music, tell me it’s free and I’m there! The Fort Christmas Bluegrass Festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday from 10-4 at Historic Fort Christmas. There will be plenty of Bluegrass music along with a craft fair, barbecue and an antique tractor display.
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Proposed Hotel And Local Apple Watch Apps

Developers are finalizing a deal with Hilton to take on its Curio flag at the proposed hotel on the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts property. Meanwhile, the city of Orlando’s selection advisory committee is evaluating the 155-room hotel proposal those developers brought to the city, though no date has been set for a decision. If approved, the hotel would include an artist gallery, create up to 100-125 new jobs in the region and take about 16-18 months to build. Based on industry standards, this hotel could cost more than $58 million dollars to construct.
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Actor Robert Downey Jr and 7-year-old Alex Pring of Groveland fist-bump with their bionic arms. Alex’s was made by Limbitless, based in Orlando.
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UCF Grad Student’s “Iron Man” Bionic Arm Goes Viral

A video that’s gone viral shows Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. giving a young Central Florida boy, Alex Pring, a bionic arm that looks like Iron Man’s. That arm was made by a group called Limbitless. Its founder, Albert Manero, is a UCF engineering grad student and Fulbright Scholar working toward his PhD. He spoke with 90.7’s Nicole Creston.
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SeaWorld Appoints New CEO

SeaWorld Has A New CEO. Joel Manby will replace Sea World’s interim CEO who will remain as the company’s chairman. Manby comes to Sea World from Herschend Enterprises, a privately owned theme park company that claims Dollywood and Silver Dollar City among its properties.
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