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Yasmeen Khan

Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:

Parent Council Readies for Vote on Brooklyn School Rezoning

Monday, January 04, 2016

The city initially delayed a vote on a controversial rezoning plan in order to gather more community feedback. Now, it's decision-time.  
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Investigation Finds City Schools Inaccessible to Children with Disabilities

Monday, December 21, 2015

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara released the results of a two-year investigation finding that 83 percent of elementary schools were not fully accessible under federal law.
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Is Pre-K Living Up to the City's Promise? So Far, Yes — With Room to Improve

Friday, December 18, 2015

The mayor promised quality pre-k. Now the city has a baseline from which to grow: 77 percent of pre-k sites met a threshold associated with positive student outcomes. 
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Regents Approve De-Linking Test Scores From Teacher Evaluations

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Board of Regents voted Tuesday to postpone the use of student scores in teacher evaluations until statewide learning standards have been overhauled.
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In First for De Blasio, City Moves to Shutter Three Schools

Monday, December 14, 2015

The city is proposing three Brooklyn schools close by summer, citing low performance and a lack of demand.
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Cuomo's Task Force Calls for Common Core Overhaul

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The task force report includes a recommendation to halt the use of test scores to evaluate teachers and students, until new standards have been fully phased in.
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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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