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Archive for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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.
Published in Central Florida News, Space

Brevard Superintendent: Florida Testing System In Need Of Reform

Central Florida students will soon be sharpening their pencils to take high stakes tests. Students arent the only ones affected by their outcomes. A new Orange County report shows little evidence Floridas 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.
Published in Central Florida News

SeaWorld Warns Of Lower Revenue & Attendance In 2016

SeaWorlds revenue and attendance dropped last year, according to estimates released Tuesday. Ahead of next weeks report to investors, SeaWorld released a revenue estimate of $1.344 billion for 2016, thats down $26 million from the prior year.
Published in Central Florida News