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, 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.
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
As part of the plan, New York City will create an advisory group to evaluate whether initial diversity policies are working and to make additional policy recommendations in a year.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan this year coincides with the last month of school in New York City, when proms and other end-of-year festivities take place.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Investigators looking into possible employee misconduct at two New York City schools questioned students without seeking permission from the parents or even telling them about it.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Now that the embattled principal of Central Park East I has stepped down, it's clear there's lots of work to be done still to repair the East Harlem school community.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Jill Bloomberg, principal of Park Slope Collegiate, is being investigated for alleged communist activities. A lawsuit filed by Bloomberg calls the investigation "chilling."
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Sixteen-year-old Sydney Ireland has been an unofficial Boy Scout for more than a decade. Now she's petitioning the organization for the right to earn merit badges along with her male troop mates.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
New York City has announced an ambitious plan to extend universal preschool to 3 year olds. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the effort will expand on the city's current program for 4 year olds.
Monday, April 24, 2017
The program will phase in more slowly than the rollout of full-day pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds. To start, New York will focus on the South Bronx and Brownsville.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Reporters for the school paper, The Classic, exposed problems and discontent with the interim principal for months. Now, the school is getting a new principal.