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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The new position was written into law after calls for more oversight of students' sensitive information.
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.
Monday, August 01, 2016
New York City's mayor has worked to de-emphasize student test scores but he couldn't help boast about the latest gains, saying they prove his approach is working.
Monday, July 25, 2016
The new principal, Grecian Harrison, faces significant challenges at the school, including an enrollment crisis.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
New York City is making more changes to the way it handles school discipline, including ending suspensions for the students in grades K-2, and broadening its reporting of safety data.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
New lines for school zones on Manhattan's Upper West Side are under review. Many parents are speaking out, but not from P.S. 191 which enrolls mostly low-income students of color.
Monday, July 18, 2016
People marched and gathered Sunday in the Tompkinsville neighborhood of Staten Island, where Eric Garner died following a police chokehold.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
The Rev. Al Sharpton used his weekly address to denounce the killing of five Dallas police officers, but said the violence should not distort the message of Black Lives Matter.
Friday, June 24, 2016
All year, a Brooklyn school has been working to get students to school not just on time, but early, by letting kids do things they love.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Michael Wiltshire served as principal of both Boys and Girls, a struggling school, and Medgar Evers Prep, a high-performing one. He will stay on as leader of Medgar Evers.
Monday, June 20, 2016
First Corinthian Baptist Church in Harlem welcomed men in need for free grooming and good cheer on Sunday.