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, January 20, 2017
Seasoned activists realize that a Trump presidency is inspiring people to protest, and they are ready to seize that opportunity.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Barack Tillard was born three months after Barack Obama was first sworn in as president. He's one of more than 120 Baracks born in 2008 and 2009 nationwide.
Friday, January 06, 2017
As Congressional Republicans begin their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, we look at the possible fallout for New York and New Jersey.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
As details for the Jan. 21 march come together, including securing a permit and booking two high-profile hosts, more organizations and individuals are making plans to attend.
Monday, January 02, 2017
Tom Prendergast oversaw the completion of the long-awaited Second Ave. Subway Line, which opened to the public on Sunday. On Monday, he announced his retirement from the MTA.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
A controversy at Townsend Harris High School over the interim principal has been steadfastly covered by reporters at the school newspaper, The Classic.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Teens love conspiracy theories and hoaxes and, clearly, so do adults. We ask digital natives how these crazy stories are so widely shared — and believed — on social media.
Monday, December 19, 2016
The controversial charter network rebutted Comptroller Scott Stringer's findings in a detailed, 26-page response.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Nationwide, students with autism are enrolling in college in relatively low numbers, even compared to students with other disabilities. One program in New York City is trying to change that.
Thursday, December 08, 2016
A group of New York City parents and elected officials say teachers and school staff need more tools to tackle racism and intolerance in the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.