VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 24, 2022
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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.
In other news:
Mountain Valley Pipeline submits stabilization plan in Jefferson National Forest - The Roanoke Times
Petersburg demolishing blighted hotel, clearing way for redevelopment – Richmond BizSense
Norfolk police want to spend $750K on mental health, homeopathic treatments and massages for officers – WHRO News
In case you missed it:
Book chronicling transgender teens to remain on Chesterfield school shelves – VPM News
Sixth former Delta Chi student pleads guilty in hazing death of VCU's Adam Oakes – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Pride billboard rises over city in response to other Marriage billboard 3 years ago – Martinsville Bulletin