Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:
Friday, February 17, 2012
Two of the main parties in the teacher evaluations drama took to the airwaves. They accentuated the positive -- a deal on an appeals process for teachers rated as ineffective -- and mostly left the remaining open issues for another day. Hear what they had to say.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he would impose his own system for evaluating teacher performance if school districts and unions could not come to an agreement by Thursday night. Believe it or not, there is much agreement on how to rate teachers' performance. Here is a timeline and breakdown of the issues.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Principals in New York state are banding together in growing numbers to raise objections to the state's use of student test scores in a new evaluation system for principals and teachers. They are meeting this week at C.W. Post on Long Island to discuss the issue.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is proposing making kindergarten mandatory for the city's 5-year olds and instituting a loan program to help middle-income families pay for child care. Read full prepared remarks here.
Friday, February 03, 2012
In a show of solidarity, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the teacher's union are both coming down on the side of Planned Parenthood. A day after the mayor made a $250,000 gift to the health organization, the United Federation of Teachers is answering the mayor's call for matching donations with a $125,000 gift of its own.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
A new report shows that New York City comes in dead last among 26 urban school districts when it comes to making sure low-income children receive a free breakfast at school. But education officials say the comparison is not fair because the city's school system is much bigger and more complex than any of its counterparts.
Monday, January 30, 2012
A new sex education mandate is taking effect in New York City public schools, starting Tuesday in the high schools. All public middle schools and high schools are required to include sex education lessons in existing health classes. Many schools already provide sex ed, but New York City is now mandating those lessons for the first time. Here is a primer on how the new program will work.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
For many students at Manhattan Theatre Lab, the closing of their school is a personal affront. They defend the school, saying it is more than a set of numbers, and are mobilizing to present their best defense of the school at Tuesday's school closing hearing.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Apple is hoping to put an end to the days of students weighed down with a backpack full of textbooks. The tech company said it's aiming to change the way students use textbooks with a free app for downloading those schoolbooks to an iPad.
Friday, January 13, 2012
A City Council stalemate over a so-called living wage bill has ended with a deal that could raise the pay for several hundred workers a year at city-subsidized developments.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
For the first time, emergency dispatchers from the NYPD, FDNY and Emergency Medical Dispatch services are in the same location and using the same technology to respond to 911 calls. The mayor touted this coordinated approach as a major milestone in the city's emergency call system, which has been in need of an overhaul for decades.
Monday, January 02, 2012
New York City police say a man has confessed to a string of arson attacks at an Islamic cultural center and four other sites on New Year's Day.
Monday, January 02, 2012
The American Museum of Natural History plans to put its galleries and laboratories on offer to master's students in a new training program in earth science education. The Master of Arts in Teaching program is meant to address a shortage of qualified earth science teachers in high-need public schools in New York.
Friday, December 30, 2011
New York City education officials and the teachers union say they will not be able to reach an agreement on a new teacher evaluation system by a December 31 deadline. Without an agreement, the city Department of Education will have to forfeit $60 million in federal grant money meant to help 33 struggling schools.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
For many high school seniors, this vacation week may be spent working on, or perhaps agonizing over, college applications. Deadlines for many universities are in January, while others, such as CUNY, follow a February 1st cutoff. A college admissions counselor offers some advice on getting through the application process.
Friday, December 16, 2011
P.S. 48 elementary school in the Bronx is celebrating being one of three grand prize winners in the "Glee Give a Note" campaign. The school will receive $50,000 in January for its music program.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The U.S. is officially bringing its mission in Iraq to a close after nearly nine years at war, the loss of more than 4,400 U.S. service members and more than 32,000 wounded in combat.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Several advocates for sex trafficking victims are pushing the City Council for legislation that would penalize livery car drivers for knowingly transporting individuals forced into prostitution.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
A WNYC program looks at local community groups and their organizing efforts to help schools in struggling neighborhoods. A professor says the most successful models he studied were those that developed deep roots in the community and helped parents push for change in a collaborative way to improve education for their children.