Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:
Thursday, November 01, 2012
The storm known as Sandy has shut down the schools for the rest of the week. Families scrambled to adjust their schedules and city crews started repairs on the 200 damaged school buildings.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
New York City students likely will return to school on Monday, making it at least a full week off of school because of damage and clean-up efforts from superstorm Sandy.
Monday, October 29, 2012
With one in five students missing at least 20 days of school per year, the city is continuing it's wake-up call program. The recorded messages, from celebrities and now fellow student...
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Eighth grade students hoping to get a coveted spot in a specialized high school take the admissions test starting this weekend. Students from the Urban Assembly School for Applied Ma...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
During the final presidential debate on Monday, President Obama gave a sliver of air time to the idea of class size. And on a visit to Brooklyn on Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of Education...
Friday, October 12, 2012
A recent legal complaint charges that the city’s admissions policy to specialized high schools excludes black and Latino students, particularly at Stuyvesant and Bronx Science. What’s...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The Education Department has presented plans to rezone parts of District 2, covering Midtown East, Greenwich Village and Chelsea. Families and local residents can weigh in on the prop...
Monday, October 08, 2012
With a chronic shortage of speech-language pathologists, education officials and the teachers' union are working together to recruit more providers.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
The Department of Education is starting conversations with three dozen schools identified as struggling. This "early engagement" process helps determine which schools are proposed for closure.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
The city's release of annual progress reports is again raising questions about how useful they are and what kind of snapshot it gives of a school year.
Monday, October 01, 2012
Grades are out for the elementary and middle schools. Based on last school year's data, the results were relatively steady, with 86 percent of the schools not moving up or down by mor...
Monday, October 01, 2012
An NAACP lawsuit contends that the path to entry in NYC's elite public high schools is discriminatory.
Yasmeen Khan, WNYC associate news producer covering education and politics, discusses the case.
Friday, September 28, 2012
The city's high school fair takes place this weekend, one of several early steps in the application process.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Civil rights advocates say too few black and Latino students are getting into New York City's eight specialized high schools. Questioning the reliance on one standardized test as the ...
Monday, September 24, 2012
The city plans to expand its full-day pre-kindergarten program next school year, as demand for the half-day option wanes. The city will match state funding with $20 million dollars to...
Sunday, September 23, 2012
City education officials say they plan to give an update in October on the 24 struggling schools they wanted to close and re-open over the summer. Those schools are working to improve...
Friday, September 21, 2012
The city's brand new deputy chancellor for special education offers an update on the roll-out of changes in special education this year. All schools are expected to add the services n...
Monday, September 17, 2012
Education is always a political issue in New York City. The public schools are run by the mayor, and the city has a strong and powerful teachers union. There are also a few other well...
Sunday, September 16, 2012
As is the routine at the beginning of each school year, teachers without permanent positions line up at recruitment fairs and apply for work. About 1,800 teachers remain on the city’s...
Monday, September 10, 2012
Many New York City schools will take the opportunity to examine the 9/11 attacks in the classroom today. Most students were too young to fully remember the events of the day. But, as ...