Yasmeen Khan is a reporter covering education. You can find her stories on the air and on SchoolBook.org, WNYC’s education website.
Some of her favorite New York stories include delving into
department store history and talking to eighth grade public school students about the anxiety—and excitement—of applying to high school.
After graduating from Brandeis University, Yasmeen worked for an international health organization in Boston and in Lima, Peru. She then pursued her interest in public health by receiving a Master’s degree in medical journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Shortly after, she fell in love with reporting and producing radio stories at North Carolina Public Radio, where she wore multiple hats: producing
Morning Edition, reporting, newscasting and producing for the talk shows The State of Things and The Story.
Yasmeen has also held jobs as a bartender, toll collector and dishwasher. She moved to New York City in 2010, but remains deeply devoted to Carolina basketball.
Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The state budget office froze $69 million for schools designated as “persistently struggling” after some of the schools improved, a move that prompted parents to sue.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Brownsville, Brooklyn, has the shortest life expectancy of any community in New York City, at 74 years. A new report lays out the factors explaining why.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Adults on both sides of the testing debate have passionate messages about opting-in or opting-out. As for the kids, one fourth-grader says she's ready to just get the tests over with.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ever since a decade-old court ruling said the state wasn't spending enough on education, New York has used a formula to calculate aid. But now, some say the governor wants to repeal it.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Critics of the change say the state is lowering the bar for aspiring teachers. But supporters call the test duplicative, costly and a barrier to certification.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
A New York law, passed in 1929, allows teenagers as young as 14 to marry. But there's an effort underway to raise the age.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Social studies sometimes takes a backseat to subjects like math and reading, but this month, it got a showcase of its own, within the grandeur of the New York Historical Society.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Though the graduation rate is up overall, there are trouble spots, particularly for English language learners who saw a drop.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Days after the executive order on immigration took effect, Saira Rafiee, a Ph.D. student, resigned herself to joining her classes by Skype. But a lot can happen in a week.
Monday, February 06, 2017
The undergraduate student, a Yemeni citizen, returned to the U.S. with the help of immigration attorneys at CUNY. One of them greeted him at the airport, and WNYC tagged along.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Some New York students and faculty have become ensnared in the travel ban, which many university officials call discriminatory and a threat to the exchange of ideas.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Seasoned activists realize that a Trump presidency is inspiring people to protest, and they are ready to seize that opportunity.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Barack Tillard was born three months after Barack Obama was first sworn in as president. He's one of more than 120 Baracks born in 2008 and 2009 nationwide.
Friday, January 06, 2017
As Congressional Republicans begin their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, we look at the possible fallout for New York and New Jersey.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
As details for the Jan. 21 march come together, including securing a permit and booking two high-profile hosts, more organizations and individuals are making plans to attend.
Monday, January 02, 2017
Tom Prendergast oversaw the completion of the long-awaited Second Ave. Subway Line, which opened to the public on Sunday. On Monday, he announced his retirement from the MTA.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
A controversy at Townsend Harris High School over the interim principal has been steadfastly covered by reporters at the school newspaper, The Classic.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Teens love conspiracy theories and hoaxes and, clearly, so do adults. We ask digital natives how these crazy stories are so widely shared — and believed — on social media.
Monday, December 19, 2016
The controversial charter network rebutted Comptroller Scott Stringer's findings in a detailed, 26-page response.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Nationwide, students with autism are enrolling in college in relatively low numbers, even compared to students with other disabilities. One program in New York City is trying to change that.