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:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
The Boy Scouts of America voted to allow girls to join Cub Scouts, with the chance to earn merit badges and attain the Eagle Scout rank. Meanwhile Girl Scouts, a separate organization, is taking stock of its place developing and empowering girls.
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Three years after a massive, and rapid, expansion of pre-k for 4-year-olds, the city is now expanding preschool for 3-year-olds. Here's a look at its launch in Brownsville.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
The incident is renewing questions about whether metal detectors should be placed in schools.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Voters will decide in November whether New York should open up its constitution for review — not a decision to be taken lightly. Some new lesson plans can help you think this through.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The strategy brings together 16 city agencies providing services to young people in the LGBTQ community, including health programs, supports in schools and homeless services.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
The city's eighth-graders are beginning to make their high school lists. With approximately 400 schools to choose from, the process can feel daunting — at least at first.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Advocates long pushed for the change, saying providing the free meal to only some kids came with a social stigma.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
The principal of P.S. 191 said some teachers teared up when they saw the new music and art rooms and a library staffed with a full-time librarian, no less.
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Young women raised to believe in girl power must still confront inequality. Three teens reflect on the mixed messages aimed at girls that have come into sharper focus since the election.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
A group of public school eighth-graders aiming to get into a performing arts high school just spent two weeks at Lincoln Center, getting performance tips and polish from the pros.
Monday, August 07, 2017
An annual basketball tournament in Brooklyn honors Biggie Smalls and the sweat and swagger of youth basketball.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Q Daily is an 11-year-old trans boy. With puberty looming, he and his family have big decisions to make.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Sprinklers, staying hydrated, eating ice cream — no wait, a Popsicle may be better. Some young New Yorkers chat away about their summer tips and summer loves.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Those who were both close with Officer Miosotis Familia, along with many who had never met her, paid their respects at a wake on Monday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning.
Sunday, July 09, 2017
The New York City comptroller's office surveyed more than 1,200 commuters to discern the real-life toll of transit problems, like lost wages or missed appointments.
Saturday, July 08, 2017
We first met Q Daily two years ago. Now he's 11, just finished fifth grade, and as a transgender child, is facing big questions not only about his body, but also about his role in the world.
Thursday, July 06, 2017
In 2007, New York City submitted a plan to reduce class sizes. It was state law, after all. But then nothing happened. Now, a group of parents and advocates are demanding action.
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Meet Q Daily, who's on the cusp of adolescence and facing decisions about his changing body — amidst a national conversation about transgender kids and their rights.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
New York City students with physical disabilities share what it means to have limited access to spaces inside their public schools. Suffice it to say, they're fed up.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Is the plan bold? Not at all, according to some observers. But many say it's a good first step, with some concrete, measurable goals.