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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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Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:

State Hires Privacy Officer to Protect Student Data

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The new position was written into law after calls for more oversight of students' sensitive information.
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One Student's College Plans: Study Hard and See the World

Monday, August 22, 2016

A scholarship program aims to guide high-achieving students through college, because even some of the most driven teenagers need extra support to graduate.
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De Blasio Claims Bragging Rights on Test Score Gains

Monday, August 01, 2016

New York City's mayor has worked to de-emphasize student test scores but he couldn't help boast about the latest gains, saying they prove his approach is working.
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New Principal Named for Boys and Girls High School

Monday, July 25, 2016

The new principal, Grecian Harrison, faces significant challenges at the school, including an enrollment crisis.
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New York Seeks to Ban Suspensions for Youngest Students

Thursday, July 21, 2016

New York City is making more changes to the way it handles school discipline, including ending suspensions for the students in grades K-2, and broadening its reporting of safety data.
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Largely Missing From UWS Rezoning Meetings: Parents of Color

Thursday, July 21, 2016

New lines for school zones on Manhattan's Upper West Side are under review. Many parents are speaking out, but not from P.S. 191 which enrolls mostly low-income students of color.
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Marches Commemorate Two Years Since Eric Garner's Death

Monday, July 18, 2016

People marched and gathered Sunday in the Tompkinsville neighborhood of Staten Island, where Eric Garner died following a police chokehold. 

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Rev. Sharpton: Calling for Police Accountability Is Not Anti-Police

Saturday, July 09, 2016

The Rev. Al Sharpton used his weekly address to denounce the killing of five Dallas police officers, but said the violence should not distort the message of Black Lives Matter.

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A School's Strategy to Improve Attendance Starts At 7 a.m.

Friday, June 24, 2016

All year, a Brooklyn school has been working to get students to school not just on time, but early, by letting kids do things they love. 
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Principal Leading Boys and Girls High School Will Step Down

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Michael Wiltshire served as principal of both Boys and Girls, a struggling school, and Medgar Evers Prep, a high-performing one. He will stay on as leader of Medgar Evers.
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A Free Haircut and a Requisite Tie for Father's Day

Monday, June 20, 2016

First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem welcomed men in need for free grooming and good cheer on Sunday.

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Regents Ease Diploma Requirements for Students with Disabilities

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The new rules take effect this month, in time for students preparing to graduate high school.
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More City Seventh Graders Get a Little Taste of College

Monday, June 13, 2016

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The city is expanding a program to get middle school students thinking about college early, even if students are, for now, way more dazzled by the variety of clubs than the classes.  
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School Integration 2.0: How Could New York City Do It Better?

Thursday, June 09, 2016

We talked to a lot of New Yorkers about their ideas on how to integrate the city's public schools. Here's what we learned, including one key takeaway: It's complicated. 
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Controlled Choice as a Solution for School Segregation

Thursday, June 09, 2016

New York City Council member Ritchie Torres and Yasmeen Khan, education reporter for WNYC, discuss possible solutions to racial segregation in New York public schools.

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What New Yorkers Recall About School Integration Efforts of Earlier Era

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Step back in time, to 1964, when New York City tried to desegregate a small group of schools, including two from opposite sides of Astoria Boulevard in Queens. 
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To Increase Transparency, State Releases More Test Questions

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Now the question turns to how state education officials respond to the scrutiny the tests receive.
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Q&A: NYC Spreading the Word on Transgender Guidelines for Schools

Friday, May 13, 2016

New York City's first LGBT liaison for schools says the federal order ensuring rights for transgender children in schools affirms what the city has already been doing. 
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Brooklyn District Shifts to 'Blind' Rankings for Middle School Admissions

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The change means schools will not see students' preferences and maybe, just maybe, families won't stress so much over how to rank their top choices.
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Chancellor Encourages Schools to 'Re-Brand' Better

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña fielded some tough questions in an area of the city that's rapidly changing, where privilege and poverty exist side by side.
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