Poor test results, good shelter, bad health, terrible transit, supremacist controversies and more links

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The state finally released the public school test scores yesterday, and the results are … well, unimpressive overall and disturbing when one drills down along racial and socio-economic lines. New York Test Scores Highlight Gaps Among Students from Different Backgrounds. (WSJ). Except for Charter schools: Against a muted response to the year’s test scores, New York’s charter sector stands out but as operators tout their scores, de Blasio and Carranza draw a firm line against more charter schools (Chalkbeat). Bonus – ‘World’s best teacher’ visits Brooklyn high school (NYDN)

Checking in on NYC’s ambitious homeless shelter overhaul, 18 months later. The mayor promised to “turn the tide” on homelessness—but how successful has the initiative been? (Curbed looks at a Crown Heights shelter)

Health of NYC Latinos Is Worse than They Think (Voices of NY)

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Council speaker accuses MTA of ‘moving the goalposts’ on subway funding. Johnson claims Lhota told him city’s contribution would be “one-time thing” (Crain’s) NYCT chief vows he’ll ‘prevail’ over the city on transit funding (NYDN) In the meantime E-scooters, e-bikes key to NYC’s transit future, lawmakers and advocates say. Legislation is being drafted to legalize e-scooters in the wake of e-bike pilot programs in Staten Island and the Rockaways. (AMNY)

Brooklyn’s 80 Flatbush gets decisive City Council approval. The City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of the mixed-use development. (Curbed)

Law Department Issues Warning as Community Boards Consider Charter Commission’s Term Limits Proposal (Gotham Gazette)

Williamsburg Cafe Accused of White Supremacy Closes Following Viral Tweet. Sands’ owner Guy Sands denies any association with white supremacy groups. (Eater)

And … Amazon Is Opening New York Store to Sell Highly Rated Products in Soho. (WSJ)

Finally – find some time to listen to this episode from BRIC, whereCecile Noel, commissioner of the newly launched Mayor’s Office To End Domestic and Gender-based Violence, joins us to talk about the resources available to survivors. @NYCagainstabuse.  “The sad reality is that most people face significant obstacles in coming forward with allegations of sexual assault, violence, and abuse.”

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