Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:
Thursday, April 03, 2014
High school students crave sleep, but many just don't get enough of it. One Queens principal is tweaking homework schedules and school start times to help kids catch up on rest.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Yes, statewide testing for grades 3-8 starts tomorrow. But no, it's not the end of the world. Here's some good news about the future of mind-numbing test prep and the state of the opt-out movement.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
New York City is already making efforts to find and recruit 1,000 new pre-k teachers for this fall. Actually hiring them remains contingent on budget negotiations in Albany.
Monday, March 24, 2014
The second year of state tests aligned to the Common Core learning standards begin next week. State education officials emphasize that progress will come slowly.
Friday, March 21, 2014
At West Brooklyn Community High School in New York City, the focus is on getting chronically truant students back on track by surrounding them with adults who care about their success. WNYC reporter Yasmeen Khan, has been following the path of one West Brooklyn student named Paula. Paula began her journey as an angry, difficult freshman with a habit of cutting class. But after transferring to West Brooklyn her attitude began to change.
Friday, March 21, 2014
High school students who are chronically absent can get another chance. WNYC's The Takeaway explores how intensive social-emotional supports at one NYC high school pay off for many students who might otherwise drop out.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Legislative leaders in Albany appear to agree that Mayor Bill de Blasio won't get his tax plan to fund pre-kindergarten and after-school programs, but that he should get all of the money he was asking for.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
The city's teachers union has released its own grim analysis of teacher attrition rates in New York City, possibly a move to position itself for contract negotiations with Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Monday, March 10, 2014
New York City eighth graders are receiving word about their high school matches, news that can bring a mix of anxiety, dread, disappointment and joy.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
With the mayor and city council speaker both supporting a ban on the city's horse-drawn carriages, several council members paid a visit to the Clinton Park Horse Stable in Manhattan to see conditions with their own eyes.
Friday, March 07, 2014
As the battle over how to fund an expansion of pre-kindergarten goes on, city education officials are busy behind the scenes getting ready for more pre-k classes by September.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Full-day pre-k for all may be on the horizon. But for now, in many neighborhoods competition is fierce for a pre-k seat in one of the local public schools.
Monday, March 03, 2014
It may be walking the beat as a auxiliary police officer, or working at a car dealership. Some students find working in "real" jobs that interest them, and getting paid, makes high school worthwhile.
Friday, February 28, 2014
De Blasio tries to recast the conversation.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Dozens of new or expanded schools got the all-clear to open this fall but a handful of others saw their plans dashed, as the city navigated its way through a thicket of proposals left by the Bloomberg administration.
Monday, February 24, 2014
In a reproach to the Bloomberg administration, the DOE said it is trying to better engage communities about school changes, saying parents and educators were previously cut out of the decision-making process.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
After advocates filed a federal lawsuit nearly seven years ago, the New Jersey Department of Education will take steps to better include students with disabilities in their home school districts, rather than send these students to separate facilities.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Warmer temperatures through the weekend will bring a much-needed thaw to the blackened snow piles of New York City. There are just a few things residents should watch out for.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
As of February 18, Central Park had received 57.1 inches of snow so far this winter according to the National Weather Service. It's nothing to scoff at, but still falls behind the record-holding winter of '95-'96.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Teachers union president Michael Mulgrew speaks on WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show about contracts, teacher retention and reducing a paperwork burden on school staff.