Black and Latino students are making big gains in state math test scores. But the statistics released yesterday are being hotly debated. Joel Klein, head of NYC's public schools, says it's a big victory. Other education experts contend there may be less to cheer about than you might think.
From the New York Post's police blotter, a shop owner on Henry Street (near Catherine) was beaten by two suspects who smashed him with a chair on Friday. The victim said he'd broken up a fight the day before between the suspects and another man.
The influential Downtown Independent Democrats meet tonight to endorse candidates running in September's primary election. Some observers think challenger Pete Gleason could steal the endorsement away from Councilman Alan Gerson in the first district race. We plan to post the results late tonight.
A nice new feature on NYC.GOV makes it easy to find bike racks throughout the city.
The Chinatown Working Group held a town hall meeting last night. We'll have a a report on that later today.