Yasmeen Khan

Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:

New York Lawmakers Seek to Limit Child Marriages

Thursday, March 09, 2017

A New York law, passed in 1929, allows teenagers as young as 14 to marry. But there's an effort underway to raise the age.


Students Showcase Projects at Lively History Fair

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Social studies sometimes takes a backseat to subjects like math and reading, but this month, it got a showcase of its own, within the grandeur of the New York Historical Society.


City's High School Grad Rate Edges Up to Nearly 73 Percent

Friday, February 10, 2017

Though the graduation rate is up overall, there are trouble spots, particularly for English language learners who saw a drop.


A Week and Two Plane Tickets Later, a Return from Iran

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Days after the executive order on immigration took effect, Saira Rafiee, a Ph.D. student, resigned herself to joining her classes by Skype. But a lot can happen in a week. 


With Travel Window Open, a CUNY Student Makes His Return to New York

Monday, February 06, 2017

The undergraduate student, a Yemeni citizen, returned to the U.S. with the help of immigration attorneys at CUNY. One of them greeted him at the airport, and WNYC tagged along.


Universities in New York Grapple with Trump's Immigration Order

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Some New York students and faculty have become ensnared in the travel ban, which many university officials call discriminatory and a threat to the exchange of ideas.


Protests, Large and Small, Usher in Trump Presidency

Friday, January 20, 2017

Seasoned activists realize that a Trump presidency is inspiring people to protest, and they are ready to seize that opportunity.

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A Generation of Young Baracks

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Barack Tillard was born three months after Barack Obama was first sworn in as president. He's one of more than 120 Baracks born in 2008 and 2009 nationwide.

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What Looms for NJ and NY if Obamacare Is Repealed

Friday, January 06, 2017

As Congressional Republicans begin their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, we look at the possible fallout for New York and New Jersey.


Plans Solidifying for Women's March on Washington

Thursday, January 05, 2017

As details for the Jan. 21 march come together, including securing a permit and booking two high-profile hosts, more organizations and individuals are making plans to attend. 

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MTA Chief Says He'll Step Down Early This Year

Monday, January 02, 2017

Tom Prendergast oversaw the completion of the long-awaited Second Ave. Subway Line, which opened to the public on Sunday. On Monday, he announced his retirement from the MTA.


A School Paper Exposes Turmoil Over New Principal

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A controversy at Townsend Harris High School over the interim principal has been steadfastly covered by reporters at the school newspaper, The Classic.
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It's a Freaky World Online. And Teenagers Fully Inhabit It.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Teens love conspiracy theories and hoaxes and, clearly, so do adults. We ask digital natives how these crazy stories are so widely shared — and believed — on social media. 
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Comptroller Finds Irregularities In First Audit of Success Academy Schools

Monday, December 19, 2016

The controversial charter network rebutted Comptroller Scott Stringer's findings in a detailed, 26-page response.
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Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Nationwide, students with autism are enrolling in college in relatively low numbers, even compared to students with other disabilities. One program in New York City is trying to change that.


Advocates: Schools Need More Training to Tackle Bias and Fear

Thursday, December 08, 2016

A group of New York City parents and elected officials say teachers and school staff need more tools to tackle racism and intolerance in the schools. 
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Tackling Segregation in NYC's Schools

Thursday, December 01, 2016

City Council member Ritchie Torres, who represents parts of the Bronx, and WNYC education reporter Yasmeen Khan discuss the latest efforts to increase diversity in the city's schools.

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NYC Proposal Frames School Segregation as a Human Rights Issue

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A City Council bill seeks to establish a reporting system that would tell it like it is on racial segregation in New York City public schools.
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New Upper West Side School Zones Approved

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A long, contentious rezoning ended on a sour note for many parents frustrated by New York City's process for creating new boundaries for almost a dozen elementary schools.
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These Muslim Teens Say Election Leaves Them Emboldened

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

For a group of New York City high school seniors, anti-Muslim sentiment is nothing new. Since Election Day, there's a new effort to unify — and that feels pretty good.
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