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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:

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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How to Talk About the Election with Students

Thursday, November 10, 2016

New York City teachers and principals say they're fielding a lot of tough questions from students about Donald Trump's election.
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City Unveils Final Map for School Assignments on the Upper West Side

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Now a parent council is expected to vote on the proposal later this month. If it passes, the new school zones will apply immediately to the next kindergarten admissions cycle.
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City's Special Ed Compliance Still Hobbled by Bad Data

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Poor data collection makes it hard to know whether New York City public school students with disabilities are receiving the services and classroom settings they are entitled to.
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Heated Effort to Rezone Upper West Side Schools Rolls On

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Parents who oppose rezoning changes have refined their arguments; supporters are ready to push forward. Meanwhile, everyone waits for an official proposal from the city.
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Midwood High School Embraces Old Age

Monday, October 31, 2016

Traces of Midwood High School's early years still linger, from student traditions to artwork and objects from previous eras. The school is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
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City Approves Diversity Plans For 12 More Schools

Thursday, October 20, 2016

A total of 19 schools out of some 1,600 district schools in the city will be able to use socio-economic factors in admissions this year.
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Parents Submit Their Own Plan for Upper West Side Rezoning

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Members of the Community Education Council for District 3 took matters into its own hands and created its ideal school rezoning plan for the city to submit to them. 
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Study: Students of All Races Favor Teachers of Color

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

An analysis of survey data found that all students, on average, viewed minority teachers more highly when it came to explaining ideas, holding high standards and supporting students. 
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With Autism, School Is Part Academics, Part Making Sense of Others

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Colin Ozeki, 16, has been part of an inclusion program for students with autism since kindergarten. He's now on track to graduate high school this year with an Advanced Regents Diploma.
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City Offers Yet A Third Proposal to Rezone Upper West Side Schools

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The plan features the hallmarks of rezoning in New York City: resistant parents and an opaque process. And once again, the privileged have the loudest voices.
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Boys and Girls High School Tries to Turn a Corner Under New Leadership

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

New principal Grecian Harrison is working to set a tone of caring and collaboration. Students have noticed. "She gives good vibes," one junior said.
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More School Counselors, in a Bid to Help Graduation Rates

Monday, September 12, 2016

The city's initiative, called Single Shepherd, provides students in two high-needs districts with a dedicated counselor or social worker. 
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How to Get South Bronx Teens to Open Up? Take Them to the Woods

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Some students remarked on how easy it was to relax. "It’s all peaceful. You don’t have to really worry about watching your back or anything."
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Doors Open On Redesigned School, Inside and Out

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Dock Street School for STEAM Studies opened in a new space at the foot of luxury apartments in Brooklyn's Dumbo neighborhood. 
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State Hires Privacy Officer to Protect Student Data

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The new position was written into law after calls for more oversight of students' sensitive information.
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One Student's College Plans: Study Hard and See the World

Monday, August 22, 2016

A scholarship program aims to guide high-achieving students through college, because even some of the most driven teenagers need extra support to graduate.
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