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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.

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Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:

Report: Many NY Schools Fail to Protect Transgender Students

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The New York Civil Liberties Union says that too many schools are out of compliance with the Dignity Act, which prohibits discrimination based on gender or gender expression.   
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Final PEP Meeting of the School Year Short and (Relatively) Sweet

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Members of the New York City education policy panel approved spending plans and another set of contracts.
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Hip Hop Therapy Boosts Attendance at Bronx High School

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A newly installed recording studio has lured students to stay in school, partly because it's an outlet for emotions that otherwise don't have a place in the classroom.
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How Much Learning Actually Happens in June?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hands-on projects, parties, homework, movies. What students get out of school in these last few weeks varies. Share your June stories with us.
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NYC Students Rate Their Teachers in First-Ever Citywide Survey

Monday, June 15, 2015

Part of a pilot program in New York City public schools, the student feedback was supposed to count in teachers' evaluations next year but now that's not so clear.    
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Trans Expert: Every Child Takes a 'Gender Journey'

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Jean Malpas, a psychotherapist for transgender families, says parents should let children lead the exploration while creating a safe space for them to do so.
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Where Does a Transgender Child Fit In at School?

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Changing gender identity means asking others to change too -- to use a new name and, in a sense, a new point of view. Hear how one school responded to a student's gender switch. 
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How Schools Support Transgender Children

Monday, June 08, 2015

Last year, the New York City Department of Education issued guidelines for how schools can support transgender students.

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Creating Safe Spaces for Transgender Kids

Monday, June 08, 2015

As young kids begin to question their gender identity, schools are determining how to best accommodate trans students.

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A Child Moves From 'She' to 'He' With Confidence

Monday, June 08, 2015

Q Daily says it feels like "55 years ago" that he was a girl. He's nine. Last year, in the second grade, he began the transition to identifying as a boy.
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City Swears Parents Will Want to Use Its New Student Data Tracker

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

A new website will allow parents to access information like their child's grades and attendance. The system replaces ARIS Parent Link, a costly program that few parents used.
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Two-Thirds of NYC Applicants Win Seats in Gifted Programs

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Education officials sent offer letters Wednesday to New York City's gifted and talented classes. Fewer children applied, making competition slightly less fierce than in previous years.
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De Blasio Okays Second Batch of School Experiments

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A New York City program that encourages schools to try new approaches to teaching is doubling in size in its second year.
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Teacher Candidates Sweat and Scramble Over New Certification Tests

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

It's the second year of new and harder certification tests for New York teachers in training. And they're expensive, costing nearly $1,000 in all.
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Report Confirms Sorry State of Phys Ed in NYC

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The city's Department of Education has, at least, submitted a new District Physical Education Plan to the state. The first since 1982.
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Wanted: One Thousand More Pre-K Teachers

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New York City officials are busy recruiting teachers to staff the second-year expansion of free full-day pre-kindergarten. 
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Testing Period Is a Test of Stamina

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sitting for lengthy exams is no small task.
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Small Uptick in First Choice Matches for Kindergarten

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

This year more families got into their first and second choices for kindergarten in a public school than last year. Ten percent of applicants did not get into any school on their list. 
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Parents Get An Earful on Opting Out of the State Tests

Monday, April 13, 2015

Some advocate refusing the tests. Others wholeheartedly support them. And then there are parents in the middle, trying to make the next two weeks of state tests not such a big deal.  
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Opting Out of NY State Standardized Tests

Monday, April 13, 2015

Parents discuss why they are opting out of having their kids take the state's annual tests. 

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