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Yasmeen Khan

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.

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City: Nearly Half of NYC Students In Overcrowded Schools

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

New York City Council members claim overcrowding in the public schools is a result of bad math: available space is overcounted, projected student demand is undercounted. Go figure.
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To Avoid Sexual Assault, Bronx Teens Focus on 'Enthusiastic Consent'

Friday, February 27, 2015

At one high school campus, leaders of sexual health workshops unpacked what it meant to have personal agency when saying yes to sex, and how to handle no.
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Controversial Schools Tech Contract Wins Approval

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A contract to expand internet access in New York City schools as well as proposals for sharing school space moved forward despite concerns. Oh, and the cell phone ban was lifted.
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Feds Find Discrimination Against Female Athletes in NYC Schools

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

New York City denies violating federal law, but agrees to changes to expand high school sports options for girls. 
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Cuomo Plan Diminishes Principals' Authority on Evaluations

Monday, February 23, 2015

New York City principals challenged Gov. Andrew Cuomo on his plan to rely more on outside evaluators when reviewing teacher performance.
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NYC Takes Another Step Towards Unifying Pre-K Programs

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Department of Education will manage admissions to both public school and community-based pre-kindergarten, moving closer to the city's vision of creating a unified system.
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Inside the Bilingual Classroom

Friday, February 06, 2015

New York City is expanding dual language programs to attract more and different kinds of families to schools. Most are in Spanish but there are plenty of other languages too.    
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NYC Chancellor Challenges Cuomo's Education Proposals

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

For the record, Chancellor Carmen Farina is no fan of giving more weight to test scores when it comes to teachers' evaluations and she isn't shy about saying so.  
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How to Apply to a Dual Language Program in NYC Schools

Monday, February 02, 2015

When applying to kindergarten, there's an extra step New York City families must take if they want to get their child into a bilingual program.
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Relishing A Day to Play Before School Resumes Wednesday

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Plenty of New York City school children made the most of their snow day in textbook fashion, with sledding, snow ball fights and hot chocolate. Schools re-open Wednesday.
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Snow Day: Blizzard Shutters Schools Across Region

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow days for the New York City public school system do not come easily, but with forecasts predicting two feet of snow and wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour, yes: school's canceled.
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Unhappy with Testing — and Not Just Complaining About It

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Parents and educators unhappy with "test mania" say state tests are taking the joy out of learning. And they're not going to sit back and watch.
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NYC Parents Go Shopping for Kindergarten

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Many parents of four-year-olds are filling their days with information sessions and school tours in an effort to find a classroom that’s just right for their child.
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Here's the List of New Dual Language Programs

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New York City families who want their children to learn another language will have more public school options in the fall.
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Students Thrilled About End to Cell Phone Ban? Not Necessarily.

Thursday, January 08, 2015

For the New York City students who admit to little self control, allowing cell phones in high school spells trouble. They'd rather not have daytime access to their tempting screens.
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Six NYC Charter Schools Join Pre-K Expansion

Friday, July 11, 2014

The first batch of charter schools to offer pre-k in New York City will hold lotteries at the end of the month for nearly 200 seats.

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'Innovation' Schools Get a Chance to Shake Up the Rules

Monday, July 07, 2014

Dozens of city schools will have the freedom to stray from the rules this fall in the name of innovation.

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Drawing New School District Lines in 'The Lost Peninsula'

Monday, July 07, 2014

In a small section of Jackson Heights sits the 'lost peninsula,' an oddball zone where kids must change schools across district lines twice before the sixth grade. 

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The Final Push to Graduation

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States—she has learned English and made a home here. She tried very hard to graduate high school, and the last test she needed is one she's failed three times.

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School Data Show Student Churn in Early Years

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Overall enrollment in the New York City schools fluctuates slightly from year to year, but data show that many students who start early in the school are not the ones finishing.

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