Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:
Monday, September 02, 2013
New York City's approximately 75,000 teachers officially go back to work on Tuesday. And while there are big, new initiatives every year, the 2013-2014 school year comes with at least a couple of fundamental changes for school staff.
Sunday, September 01, 2013
With Congress set to debate taking military action in Syria, the Arab American Association of New York is telling its community to expect increased surveillance of Syrian-Americans and Muslims.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
With cash prizes on the line, about 25 teenagers spent one of their last days of summer diving into the issue of sexual cyberbullying, or “slut shaming,” and designing digital tools to combat it.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Three years after the city made it harder for teachers to get tenure, just over half the number of teachers who were eligible in the 2012-2013 school year received the job protections. Just three percent of teachers were denied tenure outright, while the rest will stay on probation until another tenure review next year.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Families, the day has come. Nearly three weeks after the state released test scores for school districts across New York, students can now see how they fared on the first-ever tests for third through eighth graders that were aligned to harder learning standards.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Thursday, August 01, 2013
In a large school system where the technology spectrum varies widely — for example, some teachers may be hesitant to embrace new gadgets while other classrooms have iPads for every student — the city is trying to bring together on-the-ground experiences and new ideas for using mobile devices and interactive technology that help students learn.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
A group of about 40 boys, ranging in age from six to 19, are devoting part of their summers to learning proper nutrition and how to throw a proper punch. They have discovered, through a pilot program teaching them to box, that both take discipline and require respect for the body.
Monday, July 22, 2013
A dispute between the teachers' union and the Department of Education related to the new teacher evaluation plan has -- once again -- cost New York City schools millions of dollars.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Among the many duties of already overloaded school principals, who say they feel pressure to show results to a data-driven Department of Education, is the implementation of a complex teacher evaluation system coming to all the New York City schools this fall.
"They keep changing the music and we keep dancing," said Brian DeVale, principal of P.S. 257 John F. Hylan in Brooklyn.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
The teachers' union is pushing back against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to influence changes in the school system years after he leaves office, specifically in the way that space in school buildings is allocated to charter schools. The latest dispute comes in the form of a lawsuit filed in State Supreme Court.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
France may take its food culture seriously, but it's looking to New York City for some ideas in at least one arena: the school cafeteria.