Sarah Gonzalez is the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR.
Her investigative and feature reporting has received national awards by the Education Writer’s Association, SPJ Sigma Delta Chi and PRNDI, and several regional Edward R. Murrow awards.
Her investigation into charter schools turning away students with severe disabilities was awarded an Online News Association award for Innovative, Investigative Journalism. The San Diego native graduated from Mills College in Oakland in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and journalism. Follow her @GonzalezSarahA
Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:
Friday, November 14, 2014
Sen. Booker received $1.87 million from the securities and investment industry, making him the top recipient of Wall Street money and six other industries this election cycle.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The doctor being treated for New York City's first and only case of Ebola was released from Bellevue Hospital Tuesday, infection-free.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
He'll return for his first full, six-year term after beating out Republican Jeff Bell and outspending him more than $17 million to $400,000 this election cycle.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Jeff Bell just moved back to NJ after 31 years away. On Tuesday, he’ll be up against one of the most deep-pocketed politicians in the state. Does the social conservative stand a chance?
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey held its homecoming ceremony this year between the girls’ field hockey match and the boys’ soccer game.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
If allegations prove to be true, the behavior of high school football players at Sayreville War Memorial would likely have been passed down from older students, experts say.
Thursday, October 09, 2014
There was an alleged locker room ritual among the Sayreville War Memorial High School football players that involved picking up a freshman player and inserting a finger into his rectum.
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
There have been 30 homicides since Ras Baraka took office. That's nine fewer than over the same period last year. What the mayor has accomplished, and his challenges ahead.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Nine fewer people have been killed in the past three months compared to the same time last year, according to the Newark police director.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Of the 36 police officers in Plainsboro, N.J. just one is black and two are Hispanic. There are no women. Police say they are struggling to hire women and minorities.
Monday, September 15, 2014
A Department of Defense policy that prohibits transgender veterans from changing their name on their discharge forms is preventing vets from getting their military benefits.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
After years of declining student enrollment, Newark has seen a significant increase in the number of families attending traditional public schools.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
A new reform plan, lots of students traveling to new schools and a small boycott greeted students on the first day of school.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Not every student in Newark will have a classroom to attend by the first day of school Thursday.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The chair of the NJ Senate's Education Committee says she's concerned about the roll-out of Newark's school reform program, and that the state is monitoring the situation.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Last year, police departments in New Jersey received $20 million in donated military equipment from the federal government. The next step: figuring out how, and why, to use it.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Newark schools try out a new method to make school choice more fair but problems are already cropping up.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Buying a drone is easy, but few federal regulations are designed to cover civilians operating drones. And some rules, like the FAA prohibition on flying drones in urban areas, are often ignored.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
The Justice Department found constitutional rights violations of adolescent inmates at Rikers Island. Corrections officers are said to use solitary confinement as a first-resort disciplinary action.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
After a lengthy investigation, the U.S. Justice Department has found that the Newark Police Department, the largest in New Jersey, has frequently violated residents' civil rights and engaged in unreasonable use of force. Sarah Gonzalez of WNYC reports that the department will be placed under federal oversight.