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Yasmeen Khan

Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:

In Rezoning Proposal, A 'Good' School Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Parents and educators who know P.S. 307 say it’s a gem of a school, despite low test scores. But some families in Dumbo and Vinegar Hill who may be rezoned to the school are skeptical.
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Applications Due for New York City Middle and High Schools

Monday, November 30, 2015

The city's rising sixth and ninth grade students are up against a Dec. 1 deadline to apply to schools.
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Here's How One School Plans to Diversify Its Student Body

Monday, November 30, 2015

New York City has the most segregated public school system in the country, but the D.O.E. has a program to diversify seven schools. One principal told us about her school's approach.

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Decision to Rezone Two Brooklyn Schools Now Rests with Parent Council

Monday, November 23, 2015

It's official: New York City's Education Department submitted a final plan to rezone two Brooklyn elementary schools, after a weeks-long delay to get more parent feedback.
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New York City Approves Diversity Plans for Seven Schools

Friday, November 20, 2015

Elementary school principals got the green light to give admissions priority to low-income students, English language learners or students in the child welfare system. 
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Parents Clash Over Rezoning in a Segregated Brooklyn School District

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Controversy continues over a proposed school rezoning in DUMBO, and it's raising sensitive issues surrounding race, class, and what exactly makes a school "good."

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Dumbo School Rezoning Talks Didn’t Include Us, Say Some Parents

Thursday, November 19, 2015

City efforts to include more voices in the plan to re-zone two elementary schools have left some Brooklyn parents feeling overlooked.
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De Blasio Holds Congenial Town Hall on Education

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Overcrowding and class size were major concerns, along with pre-K, testing and teachers, at the mayor's second Town Hall. 
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City Releases Latest School Quality Guides

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The annual school quality guides offer specific data for each New York City public school, and present it in a way city officials say they hope is more parent friendly than before.
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Rebranding a School for a Brand New Building

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The city is undertaking a process of "redesigning" a struggling Brooklyn middle school, potentially giving it a new name, focus and chic new digs. 
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What Was That Cardboard Thing In Our Sunday Paper?

Monday, November 09, 2015

With a 360-degree video downloaded to a smartphone and a viewer made of corrugated cardboard, the New York Times allowed viewers to immerse themselves in the lives of refugee children.

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Longtime Residents Witness Brooklyn Waterfront’s Changing Fortune

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Long-time residents of Farragut Houses have watched historic buildings along Brooklyn's waterfront evolve from industrial warehouses to chic residences, accentuating class differences.
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Student Suspensions Continue to Decline in New York City Schools

Friday, October 30, 2015

After revising the discipline code, suspensions are down by 17 percent in New York City. Still, students of color and boys are suspended at disproportionately higher rates.  
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New Formula Increases Number of Overcrowded Schools in New York City

Friday, October 30, 2015

Over half of all elementary and middle schools are overcrowded, according to a new way of counting space in New York City schools.
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Talk of School Diversity Follows Fariña to the Upper West Side

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

New York City's schools chancellor acknowledges that the lack of diversity and racial integration in public schools is "a problem."
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Merryl Tisch to Step Down From Board of Regents

Monday, October 26, 2015

Tisch, who oversaw the implementation of the Common Core learning standards and new tests in New York, will not seek re-election when her term ends in March. 
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Following President's Call, New York Touts Efforts to Reduce Overtesting

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Obama administration said states should eliminate unnecessary tests, and it called New York a leader in this charge. But critics of New York's tests would likely disagree.
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Union: Class Size Drops For First Time in Three Years

Monday, October 19, 2015

Though there's been some improvement, more than 180,000 students are still in overcrowded classes.
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City Boasts Gains on SAT Scores, AP Exams

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

New York City students are seeing an upward trend on college-prep exams while national scores decrease.
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City Will Hear From More Parents Before Rezoning Two Brooklyn Schools

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

In a rare move, education officials will hold off making an official proposal to rezone two elementary schools in order to have small-group discussions with parents.
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