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Schools Must Improve Translation Services, Says Immigrant Group

Half of New York City public school students speak a language other than English at home, but one group says translation services are lacking.

The New York Immigration Coalition has a basic goal for the city’s schools.

“We don’t want parents to be excluded from finding out how their children are doing and supporting their kids because they don’t speak English,” said Kim Sykes, the Coalition’s Senior Manager for Education Advocacy.

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.

Morning Brief: February 10

Dreaming of Spring in Central Park...

A large-scale art project will be bringing a new flavor to Central Park in the late Spring. According to the New York Times Magazine, the experience will be happening each Friday and Saturday afternoon from May 15 to June 20, and will include things like an ice cream truck with sunset-colored flavors, recreations of famous movie scenes, and a boat with a brass band navigating the Harlem Meer.

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