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Cuomo Requests Analysis of Massachusetts' School Takeovers

Governor Cuomo eyes the Massachusetts school program

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is asking state education officials to do a detailed analysis of Massachusetts' takeover program for failing public schools to determine the specific measures making it successful.

NY Legislators Seek Delay in Electronic Prescriptions

A possible wait on electronic drug prescriptions

New York legislators want to postpone until next year the deadline for doctors to issue only electronic drug prescriptions, saying many still lack the required federal approval to do that for painkillers and other addictive drugs on the government list of controlled substances.

Morning Brief: February 12

Kanye? NIMBY!

The NBA All-Star game is coming to New York City this weekend, and Kanye West kicks off the festivities with a concert tonight in Flatiron. A lot of locals aren’t quite happy about the ruckus happening in their backyard—Gothamist has a funny account on their site—but the show is going on anyway, rain, snow, or shine.

Anti-Hunger Advocates: Financial Literacy Aid Needed As Well

Food and finances is the focus of a new report by a anti-hunger organization

Families who need food help should also be getting other forms of aid like financial coaching.

Morning Brief: February 11

Anchors Away!

A big day for news anchors, both serious and satirical. Jon Stewart will be stepping down from The Daily Show before the end of the year where he’s served as anchor for nearly two decades (this, of course, months after his protégé Stephen Colbert left his eponymous show to take over for David Letterman). And Brian Williams has been suspended from NBC Nightly News for six months, effective immediately in the wake of a changing-story scandal. The story’s been written before, but it seems the satirical news media has gotten the best of the “real guys” once again.