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 24, 2017
Investigators looking into possible employee misconduct at two New York City schools questioned students without seeking permission from the parents or even telling them about it.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Now that the embattled principal of Central Park East I has stepped down, it's clear there's lots of work to be done still to repair the East Harlem school community.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Jill Bloomberg, principal of Park Slope Collegiate, is being investigated for alleged communist activities. A lawsuit filed by Bloomberg calls the investigation "chilling."
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Sixteen-year-old Sydney Ireland has been an unofficial Boy Scout for more than a decade. Now she's petitioning the organization for the right to earn merit badges along with her male troop mates.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
New York City has announced an ambitious plan to extend universal preschool to 3 year olds. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the effort will expand on the city's current program for 4 year olds.
Monday, April 24, 2017
The program will phase in more slowly than the rollout of full-day pre-kindergarten for 4-year-olds. To start, New York will focus on the South Bronx and Brownsville.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Reporters for the school paper, The Classic, exposed problems and discontent with the interim principal for months. Now, the school is getting a new principal.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
New York City second graders have selected the names for the new ferry boats, including "Lunchbox," "Waves of Wonder" and "McShiny." For real.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
It's the time of year when Girl Scout cookies are ubiquitous, creating a surge in workplace cookie-eating. We spoke to one young scout about her favorites, and her sales techniques.
Monday, April 03, 2017
Juniors in the New York City public schools — about 70,000 of them — will be able to take the SAT on Wednesday as part of their school day in an effort to make the test more accessible.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The state budget office froze $69 million for schools designated as “persistently struggling” after some of the schools improved, a move that prompted parents to sue.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Brownsville, Brooklyn, has the shortest life expectancy of any community in New York City, at 74 years. A new report lays out the factors explaining why.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Adults on both sides of the testing debate have passionate messages about opting-in or opting-out. As for the kids, one fourth-grader says she's ready to just get the tests over with.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ever since a decade-old court ruling said the state wasn't spending enough on education, New York has used a formula to calculate aid. But now, some say the governor wants to repeal it.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Critics of the change say the state is lowering the bar for aspiring teachers. But supporters call the test duplicative, costly and a barrier to certification.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
A New York law, passed in 1929, allows teenagers as young as 14 to marry. But there's an effort underway to raise the age.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Social studies sometimes takes a backseat to subjects like math and reading, but this month, it got a showcase of its own, within the grandeur of the New York Historical Society.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Though the graduation rate is up overall, there are trouble spots, particularly for English language learners who saw a drop.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Days after the executive order on immigration took effect, Saira Rafiee, a Ph.D. student, resigned herself to joining her classes by Skype. But a lot can happen in a week.
Monday, February 06, 2017
The undergraduate student, a Yemeni citizen, returned to the U.S. with the help of immigration attorneys at CUNY. One of them greeted him at the airport, and WNYC tagged along.