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:
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.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The Department of Education is adding a whopping $1.4 billion in funds to its school capital plan, but the infusion will only help the city tread water on school overcrowding.
Friday, March 04, 2016
High school match letters go out to New York City students on March 4. Among the results: an increasing number of students with disabilities are getting into selective high schools.
Friday, March 04, 2016
A newly overhauled SAT debuts nationally on March 5. But some 15,000 public school students in the city took it for free, as part of their school day this week.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
New York City is supposed to keep track of how many students qualify for special education services, and whether they're actually receiving them.
Friday, February 26, 2016
Parents of Brooklyn Technical High School students say the funding is lower there than at the other specialized high schools, and it's hampering students' education.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to shutter three schools may be on a smaller scale than his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, but the sting of closure remains the same.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
To stay on track with its goals — higher reading levels, more Advanced Placement classes and expanded computer science programs — New York City has big plans for the spring and summer.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
The largest civil rights demonstration in U.S. history was not in Little Rock. Or Selma. Or Montgomery. It happened in New York City over segregated schools, where the battle continues.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Carmen Fariña asks lawmakers for an extension of mayoral control in New York City, saying how important it is "to work with a mayor who has my back."
Monday, January 25, 2016
The city's application season for free, full-day pre-k spots runs from Jan. 25 to March 4.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
De Blasio's plan includes new federal grant money to pay for ongoing Sandy repairs along with increased pension investments as the city's retiree population lives longer.