Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:
Friday, March 09, 2012
New York City investigators say a job-placement agency falsified its records for nearly 1,400 people over two years.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
It’s match week for New York City’s Eighth graders applying to high schools. But for those students who did not get a match or who did not like their choice, there is a second chance.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, December 02, 2011
A group of civic leaders in Queens is proposing once again to turn an old rail line that runs through Forest Hills into an elevated park. Several community leaders proposed the idea a few years ago, but the project stalled. Now, leaders say there's more political buy-in.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
A New York State supreme court judge issued an injunction saying that Con Ed cannot evict the developer of an Islamic community center near the World Trade Center site despite being owed back rent.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Had a hankering to plant a community garden? Want to scrub the graffiti off a nearby building and paint a mural instead? The non-profit group Citizens Committee for New York City is taking applications for its annual neighborhood improvement grants. The program gives small grants to projects in low-income neighborhoods.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friends and foes of a local living wage bill packed a New York City Council committee hearing Tuesday to examine the merits of a revised version of the legislation.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
As the city council revives the debate over a living wage bill on Tuesday, more than a thousand people packed Riverside Church Monday night to show their support for the measure.
Monday, November 21, 2011
City council members are reviving the debate over a living wage bill by introducing a revised version of the legislation on Tuesday. The proposed measure, called the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, would require that businesses in development projects subsidized by the city pay workers $10 an hour with benefits.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
New Jersey is one of 11 states Wednesday that applied for a federal waiver from elements of No Child Left Behind, the federal education law. New York state is also expected to apply for the waiver by February.