Yasmeen Khan is an associate producer covering education. You can find her stories on the air and on SchoolBook.org, WNYC’s education website.
On "The Brian Lehrer Show" on Friday, the guest host, Mike Pesca, spoke with Jean Arrington, a researcher, about the legacy of Charles B.J. Snyder, a public school superintendent who designed roughly 400 school buildings, 270 of which are still in use. Snyder came up with the large, airy and firesafe designs we have come to know.