VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 19, 2022
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Aug. 19, 2022:
VDOE: Higher standardized test scores show correlation to in-person learning
Reported by VPM News’ Katharine DeRosa and Sara McCloskey
Results released by the Virginia Department of Education on Thursday show 66 percent of students in all grades passed their math exams for the most recent school year. That’s down by about 16 percent compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns. In a statement, Governor Glenn Youngkin said the results show that prolonged school shutdowns have “undeniably exacerbated the learning loss experienced by Virginia’s students.”
Exploration of NASA Langley’s role in latest space launch
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner
NASA will soon launch the Artemis 1 rocket into space. It’s the first step in sending Americans back to the moon for the first time since Apollo 50 years ago. NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton played a big role in many ways.
New playground opens in Richmond’s Church Hill
Reported by VPM News’ Meg Schiffres
The playground was constructed as part of the city’s project to build three new schools, including Henry L. Marsh Elementary which was previously known as George Mason Elementary. The project was funded by a two cent increase to the meals taxes that was approved in 2018.
In other news:
Richmond region lands 38 companies on Inc. 5000 list – Richmond BizSense
Virginia man charged with election interference has now been arrested in connection to Capitol riot – Richmond Times-Dispatch
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