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Yasmeen Khan

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.

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Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:

Testing Period Is a Test of Stamina

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sitting for lengthy exams is no small task.
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Small Uptick in First Choice Matches for Kindergarten

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

This year more families got into their first and second choices for kindergarten in a public school than last year. Ten percent of applicants did not get into any school on their list. 
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Parents Get An Earful on Opting Out of the State Tests

Monday, April 13, 2015

Some advocate refusing the tests. Others wholeheartedly support them. And then there are parents in the middle, trying to make the next two weeks of state tests not such a big deal.  
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Opting Out of NY State Standardized Tests

Monday, April 13, 2015

Parents discuss why they are opting out of having their kids take the state's annual tests. 

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Hillary Clinton Makes It Official

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Now that she has released a video announcing her second bid for the White House, people are wrapping their heads around the possibility of a female president.

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NYC Families Get Word of Eligibility for Gifted Classes

Monday, April 06, 2015

Education officials on Monday sent out emails and letters to parents telling them whether their child qualified for a gifted and talented class. 
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In the Name of Fairness, Special Needs Students Struggle Through Testing

Monday, April 06, 2015

Federal law requires that students with disabilities have access to the same material as their non-disabled peers, including state tests. But the end result may not be fair after all.
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The City’s Grab for Pre-K Space Irks Some Parent Leaders

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A group of Queens parents contends that the city is bypassing a standard approval process with its plan to site pre-k classes in buildings with existing schools.
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Election Season Begins for New Crop of Parent Leaders

Monday, March 23, 2015

More parents have put their hats in the ring this year to fill seats on Community Education Councils, with the hope of shaping education policy in New York City.
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De Blasio Touts Early Enthusiasm for Expanded Pre-K

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

After just one day, more than three times as many families submitted a pre-k application compared to last year.
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Families Can Now Apply to Expanded Pre-K Options

Monday, March 16, 2015

New York City is adding another 17,000 pre-kindergarten seats, enough to cover every 4-year-old, the city said. Parents can apply now.
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Bronx Landlord Settles Racial Discrimination Case

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Fair Housing Justice Center filed the complaint after white people were told apartments were available — on the same day prospective black tenants were told they weren't.

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Parents and Teachers Join Forces Against Cuomo's Education Agenda

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The teachers union and a non-profit group helped organize schools across New York City to protest the governor's plans.
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Cardinal Edward Egan Laid to Rest

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A funeral mass was held Tuesday for the former archbishop, who was then entombed at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

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New Yorkers Paying Respects to Cardinal Edward Egan

Monday, March 09, 2015

Egan died Thursday at 82. He retired in 2009 after nine years of leading the Archdiocese of New York.

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It's Not Quite Spring, But We'll Take It

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The warmer temperatures in this week's forecast should at least be enough to get a break from those puffy down jackets and melt those piles of black snow.

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Calls for Gender Equity at Annual Women's Day March

Sunday, March 08, 2015

United Nations officials say gains have been made around the world toward women's rights, but they have been slow and uneven.

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Report: More Barriers to Diversity at Specialized High Schools Than Test

Friday, March 06, 2015

Holistic admissions criteria may only modestly diversify the racial make-up at New York City's most competitive high schools. A new approach would benefit one group, however: girls. 
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City: Nearly Half of NYC Students In Overcrowded Schools

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

New York City Council members claim overcrowding in the public schools is a result of bad math: available space is overcounted, projected student demand is undercounted. Go figure.
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To Avoid Sexual Assault, Bronx Teens Focus on 'Enthusiastic Consent'

Friday, February 27, 2015

At one high school campus, leaders of sexual health workshops unpacked what it meant to have personal agency when saying yes to sex, and how to handle no.
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