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, December 08, 2016
A group of New York City parents and elected officials say teachers and school staff need more tools to tackle racism and intolerance in the schools.
Thursday, December 01, 2016
City Council member Ritchie Torres, who represents parts of the Bronx, and WNYC education reporter Yasmeen Khan discuss the latest efforts to increase diversity in the city's schools.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
A City Council bill seeks to establish a reporting system that would tell it like it is on racial segregation in New York City public schools.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
A long, contentious rezoning ended on a sour note for many parents frustrated by New York City's process for creating new boundaries for almost a dozen elementary schools.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
For a group of New York City high school seniors, anti-Muslim sentiment is nothing new. Since Election Day, there's a new effort to unify — and that feels pretty good.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Now a parent council is expected to vote on the proposal later this month. If it passes, the new school zones will apply immediately to the next kindergarten admissions cycle.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
New York City teachers and principals say they're fielding a lot of tough questions from students about Donald Trump's election.
Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Poor data collection makes it hard to know whether New York City public school students with disabilities are receiving the services and classroom settings they are entitled to.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Parents who oppose rezoning changes have refined their arguments; supporters are ready to push forward. Meanwhile, everyone waits for an official proposal from the city.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Traces of Midwood High School's early years still linger, from student traditions to artwork and objects from previous eras. The school is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
A total of 19 schools out of some 1,600 district schools in the city will be able to use socio-economic factors in admissions this year.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Members of the Community Education Council for District 3 took matters into its own hands and created its ideal school rezoning plan for the city to submit to them.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
An analysis of survey data found that all students, on average, viewed minority teachers more highly when it came to explaining ideas, holding high standards and supporting students.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Colin Ozeki, 16, has been part of an inclusion program for students with autism since kindergarten. He's now on track to graduate high school this year with an Advanced Regents Diploma.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The plan features the hallmarks of rezoning in New York City: resistant parents and an opaque process. And once again, the privileged have the loudest voices.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
New principal Grecian Harrison is working to set a tone of caring and collaboration. Students have noticed. "She gives good vibes," one junior said.
Monday, September 12, 2016
The city's initiative, called Single Shepherd, provides students in two high-needs districts with a dedicated counselor or social worker.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Some students remarked on how easy it was to relax. "It’s all peaceful. You don’t have to really worry about watching your back or anything."
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
The Dock Street School for STEAM Studies opened in a new space at the foot of luxury apartments in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The new position was written into law after calls for more oversight of students' sensitive information.