Yasmeen Khan

Yasmeen Khan appears in the following:

It's Time to Apply to High School in New York City

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The city's eighth-graders are beginning to make their high school lists. With approximately 400 schools to choose from, the process can feel daunting — at least at first.


City To Provide Free Lunch for All Public School Students

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Advocates long pushed for the change, saying providing the free meal to only some kids came with a social stigma. 


A Neighborhood School Preps to Open In a Shiny New Building

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The principal of P.S. 191 said some teachers teared up when they saw the new music and art rooms and a library staffed with a full-time librarian, no less. 

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Girls and Power in the Age of Trump

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Young women raised to believe in girl power must still confront inequality. Three teens reflect on the mixed messages aimed at girls that have come into sharper focus since the election.

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A Boot Camp Prepares Young Artists for High School Auditions

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A group of public school eighth-graders aiming to get into a performing arts high school just spent two weeks at Lincoln Center, getting performance tips and polish from the pros. 

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If You Can't Take the Heat, Get Off the Courts

Monday, August 07, 2017

An annual basketball tournament in Brooklyn honors Biggie Smalls and the sweat and swagger of youth basketball. 


Q is Growing Up

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Q Daily is an 11-year-old trans boy. With puberty looming, he and his family have big decisions to make.

A Reverence for Summer and Tips for Staying Cool from City Kids

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sprinklers, staying hydrated, eating ice cream — no wait, a Popsicle may be better. Some young New Yorkers chat away about their summer tips and summer loves.


Mourning Continues for Officer Shot and Killed in the Bronx

Monday, July 10, 2017

Those who were both close with Officer Miosotis Familia, along with many who had never met her, paid their respects at a wake on Monday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning. 


Riders Report Misery, Lost Opportunities from Subway Delays

Sunday, July 09, 2017

The New York City comptroller's office surveyed more than 1,200 commuters to discern the real-life toll of transit problems, like lost wages or missed appointments.

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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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