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• SeaWorld is raising some ticket prices and dropping others. Starting Thursday single-day tickets are up $2 to $97. Advance purchase tickets, which can only be used on weekdays, are down to $70 a ticket. Read More »
• Opt out. That’s what a group of parents in Orlando have chosen to have their kids do rather than take the Florida State Assessments test. This year, the state replaced the controversial FCAT standardized exams that had been used to determine how well kids were doing in school with the even more controversial FSA. The tests, which were imported from Utah where they were rife with problems, were rolled out this year, and parents and education advocates say that teachers and students weren’t given enough time to prepare for them. To make matters worse, the stakes for failure on the tests is high – students can be held back a grade for failing to pass them, something many parents say is just not right. Read More »
• One in eight babies is born prematurely every year in Florida. Breast milk helps newborns build up their immune systems and fight infection. Some call it “liquid gold.” But many mothers of premature babies can’t produce their own breast milk. That’s why hospitals turn to milk banks for donor milk much like they rely on blood banks. Florida doesn’t have a milk bank, but that’s about to change. Read More »
• The Melbourne International Airport is looking at how it will grow to serve a rising number of passengers. Airport spokeswoman Lori Booker says they’re expecting half a million passengers next year. So now the airport wants to hear from the public on how it should grow over the next 20 years. Read More »