Patricia Willens is a news editor at WNYC in charge of the station’s education and youth reporting unit. She is also the Editor of SchoolBook, the award-winning website for local education coverage. She started at WNYC as a freelance reporter before coming on full–time in 2002 to produce Morning Edition. In other positions in the newsroom, she has served as assignment editor, features editor, intern coordinator and the producer of the newsroom’s live events in The Greene Space. In all these roles, her goal is to make WNYC sound as big, diverse and inspiring as the region it serves.
Patricia Willens appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Saturday, August 02, 2014
The Rev. Al Sharpton joined the family of a Staten Island man killed while being detained by the NYPD in calling for legal action. Garner's widow said prosecutors should "do the right thing and give me justice for my husband."
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Danielle Motindabeka has overcome incredible odds to succeed in the United States - she has learned English, made a home here and is trying very hard to graduate high school. And the last test she needs is one she's failed three times already.
Monday, June 23, 2014
The percentage of New York students who graduated within four years rose but not by much, and state officials said they could do better.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The votes are in. Members of the New York City teachers union showed strong support for a long overdue labor deal with the city.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
NYC students representing a wide range of high schools voiced their questions and concerns about the school system straight to people in charge at a WNYC/SchoolBook live event.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Details are out on a labor contract deal between New York City and its public school teachers. The mayor said it represents a huge breakthrough for New Yorkers because it does not rely on tax increases, and includes health care savings.
Monday, April 21, 2014
A new ranking system for families applying to kindergarten led to shorter waiting lists at fewer schools.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
It's not just basketball, baseball or other traditional American sports anymore. Dozens of New York City high schools are fielding teams in badminton and table tennis for the first time this spring.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Three documentaries that address the challenges facing students and educators in poor, high-crime communities won top honors.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Now that the dust up over a city reversal on three proposed charter schools has settled, somewhat, it's a good time to get a handle on the charter schools debate. Luckily, we have just the thing.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The numbers are in. Most students matched with a top choice for high school but the dust is still settling as families of eighth graders contemplate the transition.
Monday, March 10, 2014
If past is prologue, about three quarters of students applying to public high schools will be accepted to one of their top three choices. But could that number be even higher if applicants spread out their choices?