Yasmeen Khan

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A Transgender Child Faces Growing Up

Saturday, July 08, 2017

We first met Q Daily two years ago. Now he's 11, just finished fifth grade, and as a transgender child, is facing big questions not only about his body, but also about his role in the world.


Parents Push NY to Enforce Smaller Class Size Law

Thursday, July 06, 2017

In 2007, New York City submitted a plan to reduce class sizes. It was state law, after all.  But then nothing happened. Now, a group of parents and advocates are demanding action.

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A Transgender Child Confronts Growing Up

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Meet Q Daily, who's on the cusp of adolescence and facing decisions about his changing body — amidst a national conversation about transgender kids and their rights.  

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When the School Building Itself Is a Barrier to Equal Education

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New York City students with physical disabilities share what it means to have limited access to spaces inside their public schools. Suffice it to say, they're fed up.

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City Spells Out Initiatives to Increase School Diversity

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Is the plan bold? Not at all, according to some observers. But many say it's a good first step, with some concrete, measurable goals.


City to Release Long-Awaited Plan Addressing School Segregation

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

As part of the plan, New York City will create an advisory group to evaluate whether initial diversity policies are working and to make additional policy recommendations in a year.


Overlap of Prom and Ramadan Sparks Debate at Brooklyn Tech

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan this year coincides with the last month of school in New York City, when proms and other end-of-year festivities take place. 


Parents Want More of a Say in How Investigators Question Kids

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. 

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With Principal Out, a School Community Faces Lingering Tensions

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.   

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Outspoken Principal on Racial Justice Accuses City of Retaliation

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."

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Meet The Teenage Girl Who Wants to Be A Boy Scout

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.


New York City Announces Plan To Expand Universal Preschool To 3 Year Olds

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.


Mayor de Blasio Outlines Plan to Expand Pre-K to 3-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. 


Student Voice Plays a Key Role in Townsend Harris Shakeup

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.


New York City Ferries Get a Touch of Whimsy, Thanks to Second Graders

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. 


100 Years of Girl Scout Cookies — and How One Young Scout Sells Them

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.

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City to Offer the SAT During School Day, For Free

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.

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Court Orders New York to Release Millions for Struggling Schools

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.


Poverty and Hardship Make Life Shorter in Brownsville

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.

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Annual State Tests, With Annual Controversy, Begin This Week

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.

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