Yasmeen Khan is a reporter covering education. You can find her stories on the air and on SchoolBook.org, WNYC’s education website.
Some of her favorite New York stories include delving into
department store history and talking to eighth grade public school students about the anxiety—and excitement—of applying to high school.
After graduating from Brandeis University, Yasmeen worked for an international health organization in Boston and in Lima, Peru. She then pursued her interest in public health by receiving a Master’s degree in medical journalism from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Shortly after, she fell in love with reporting and producing radio stories at North Carolina Public Radio, where she wore multiple hats: producing
Morning Edition, reporting, newscasting and producing for the talk shows The State of Things and The Story.
Yasmeen has also held jobs as a bartender, toll collector and dishwasher. She moved to New York City in 2010, but remains deeply devoted to Carolina basketball.
Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:
Friday, June 24, 2016
All year, a Brooklyn school has been working to get students to school not just on time, but early, by letting kids do things they love.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Michael Wiltshire served as principal of both Boys and Girls, a struggling school, and Medgar Evers Prep, a high-performing one. He will stay on as leader of Medgar Evers.
Monday, June 20, 2016
First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem welcomed men in need for free grooming and good cheer on Sunday.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The new rules take effect this month, in time for students preparing to graduate high school.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The city is expanding a program to get middle school students thinking about college early, even if students are, for now, way more dazzled by the variety of clubs than the classes.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
We talked to a lot of New Yorkers about their ideas on how to integrate the city's public schools. Here's what we learned, including one key takeaway: It's complicated.
Thursday, June 09, 2016
New York City Council member Ritchie Torres and Yasmeen Khan, education reporter for WNYC, discuss possible solutions to racial segregation in New York public schools.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Step back in time, to 1964, when New York City tried to desegregate a small group of schools, including two from opposite sides of Astoria Boulevard in Queens.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Now the question turns to how state education officials respond to the scrutiny the tests receive.
Friday, May 13, 2016
New York City's first LGBT liaison for schools says the federal order ensuring rights for transgender children in schools affirms what the city has already been doing.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The change means schools will not see students' preferences and maybe, just maybe, families won't stress so much over how to rank their top choices.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña fielded some tough questions in an area of the city that's rapidly changing, where privilege and poverty exist side by side.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Newly arrived and first-generation teens will explore what it means to learn and strive in New York City through student performances.
Friday, April 15, 2016
One school is working to improve how it tracks student learning by making assessments frequent and low pressure. Most importantly, the approach treats students as partners.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
An arbitrator ruled the city's Department of Education erroneously removed the principal of John Dewey High School last year, and must be reinstated as a principal with full back pay.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, confident after a Wisconsin win, campaigned in firm democratic territory in the Bronx.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Protesters outside Gov. Cuomo's office in Manhattan called for increased funding for the City University of New York. Dozens were arrested after blocking entry to the building.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Former Cuban political prisoners in Union City, N.J. said that President Obama's trip to Havana was not a "thaw" between the two countries, but a stab in the back.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
Parents opposed to the state's annual tests aligned to the Common Core standards say they aren't appeased by recent changes, and they plan to boycott the tests once again.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
New York City schools that were allowed to expand what enrollment factors to consider met their individual diversity goals for incoming students.