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VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 24, 2022

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The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.  

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Aug. 24, 2022:    

Expert recommends removing school aptitude tests as part of admissions process 
Reported by VPM News' Megan Pauly 

Students starting at the Maggie Walker Governor’s School in Richmond this week did not have to take an achievement test to get admitted. The school’s board continues to use an aptitude test in the admissions process, which is supposed to gauge a student’s ability to succeed. Experts say this exam should also  be removed in order to make admissions more equitable.  

Member of NASA Langley’s aerodynamics team explains their role on the Artemis 1 rocket  
Reported by WHRO News' Katherine Hafner  

NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton has played a big role in the development of the Artemis 1 rocket. NASA plans to use this rocket for future missions, which include going to the moon and ultimately Mars.

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