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.

Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:

States Sue to Block 3D-Printed Guns

Monday, July 30, 2018

New York and New Jersey joined the lawsuit with six other states and Washington, D.C. They're asking a judge to block a settlement allowing the blueprints to go online Aug. 1.  


Power Restored at NYC Housing Complex Where 46 Buildings Lost Electricity

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Starrett City residents said it's not unusual for one building to lose power for a few minutes during the summer, but not all 46 buildings for several hours.

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Neighborhood Change and Personal Healing Come Together in Brownsville

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Lytheia Smith, a long-time Brownsville resident, says she's thinking differently for herself and her children. "Something that we didn't grow up thinking about: Future. Legacy."

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A Fancy Trash Can Comes to Brownsville

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What does the $7,225 waste bin say about New York City's investment in a neighborhood that experienced decades of neglect?


Seeing the Light in Brownsville, Virtually and In Real Life

Monday, January 29, 2018

A group of young Brownsville residents are creating a VR game - about their neighborhood. It's an attempt to soothe tensions and illuminate the day-to-day pulse of Brownsville. 

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Brownsville: No Label Necessary

Monday, January 29, 2018

Residents have a lot to say about how to celebrate their neighborhood and improve it, and it often conflicts with the hardened view outsiders have of their central Brooklyn community. 


Facing Retirement, Fariña Reflects on Accomplishments and Challenges

Thursday, December 21, 2017

"There is nothing more satisfying than being able to be a public servant, and really mean it — that you're a servant of the people," said Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.

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City Schools Chancellor to Step Down In 2018

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Carmen Fariña came out of retirement to serve as chancellor of the largest school system in the country. She had a career spanning more than 50 years in the New York City schools.

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Tours, Interviews, Auditions: It's Hard Work Applying to NYC High Schools

Friday, November 24, 2017

Twin brothers  — and their meticulously organized mom — describe how they're finalizing their high school choices. Applications are due to school counselors Dec. 1.


'Shelter In Place:' Parents, Students React to Truck Attack

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

"At that time of day literally thousands of young people are on those intersections," one mother said about the site near several schools where the Oct. 31 truck attack ended.


What the Mayor Achieved for New York City's 4-Year-Olds

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Expanding pre-kindergarten is one of Mayor de Blasio's signature accomplishments. With the election next week, we look deeper at how pre-k is playing out in one neighborhood. 


New York Funds New Anti-Bullying Measures After Fatal School Stabbing

Monday, October 30, 2017

The city is dedicating $8 million to anti-bullying programs but wouldn't share what changes are coming to the Bronx high school that sparked the latest focus on school safety. 

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Boy Scouts Will Allow Girls To Join, But For Some It's Just A Step In Progress

Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Boy Scouts of America voted to allow girls to join Cub Scouts, with the chance to earn merit badges and attain the Eagle Scout rank. Meanwhile Girl Scouts, a separate organization, is taking stock of its place developing and empowering girls.


New York City's Students Are Getting Younger

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Three years after a massive, and rapid, expansion of pre-k for 4-year-olds, the city is now expanding preschool for 3-year-olds. Here's a look at its launch in Brownsville.


After a Fatal Stabbing, Students and Parents Question a Bronx School's Safety

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The incident is renewing questions about whether metal detectors should be placed in schools.

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Learn a Thing or Two About a NY Constitutional Convention

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Voters will decide in November whether New York should open up its constitution for review — not a decision to be taken lightly. Some new lesson plans can help you think this through.


City Launches Coordinated Effort to Serve LGBTQ Youth

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The strategy brings together 16 city agencies providing services to young people in the LGBTQ community, including health programs, supports in schools and homeless services.


It's Time to Apply to High School in New York City

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The city's eighth-graders are beginning to make their high school lists. With approximately 400 schools to choose from, the process can feel daunting — at least at first.


City To Provide Free Lunch for All Public School Students

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Advocates long pushed for the change, saying providing the free meal to only some kids came with a social stigma. 


A Neighborhood School Preps to Open In a Shiny New Building

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The principal of P.S. 191 said some teachers teared up when they saw the new music and art rooms and a library staffed with a full-time librarian, no less. 

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