Sarah Gonzalez

Reporter, WNYC/NJPR

Sarah Aida Gonzalez is the youth and families reporter at WNYC. She has dug deep into data and documents to reveal systemic inequalities in New Jersey’s foster care system, and into how the state prosecutes minors and disciplines federal immigration detainees

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 Florida charter schools turning away students with severe disabilities received an Online News Association award for Innovative Investigative Journalism.

Sarah graduated from Mills College in Oakland, CA in 2009. She grew up on the San Diego/Tijuana, Mexico border with her three sisters and parents, and a couple hundred family members. They've counted.

Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:

New York Eases Rules for Formerly Incarcerated to Visit Public Housing

Friday, April 21, 2017

WNYC
New York City is loosening rules on who can visit public-housing properties, making it easier for those who have been convicted of certain felonies to see family.

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Teaching Politics in the Classroom

Monday, April 17, 2017

New York City teachers are struggling to express their own political views with their students.

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Trump Era Challenges Teachers With Strong Political Views

Thursday, April 13, 2017

WNYC
New York City public school teachers are supposed to "maintain neutrality" when it comes to talking politics in the classroom — but many are far from neutral. 

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In Win for Internet Providers, Congress Strikes Down Online Privacy Protections

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Congress has voted to overturn broadband privacy rules that required internet service providers to ask permission to collect, use, and sell personal user information.

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Montana Bill Targeting Islam Could Harm Native American Tribes

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Montana has passed a bill on foreign law that critics say is rooted in xenophobia and a fear of Islam. If adopted, Native tribes worry the law could infringe on tribal sovereignty.

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Using Conversation to Tackle Civil Rights and Native Issues in Alaska

Monday, March 27, 2017

Alaska Public Media's monthly dialogue series brought the Anchorage community together to talk about a range of topics, like the civil rights movement and Native issues.

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Lies, Leaks, and Consequences, From Nixon to Trump

Monday, March 27, 2017

A look at how presidents have responded to leaked classified information, starting with the Pentagon Papers. 

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When the Right to Remain Silent is Called Into Question

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

There are countless cases in which lawyers and judges argue over whether defendants have, indeed, exercised their constitutional “right to remain silent.” This is one of them.

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Tackling Race and Identity In Minneapolis

Monday, March 20, 2017

Two friends in Minneapolis discuss how their racial and sexual orientation identities are shaped by who they interact with everyday.

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The Buzzworthy British TV Shows You Should Be Watching

Friday, March 17, 2017

Streaming platforms like Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu are helping to make British television programs popular again in the United States. Here are a few you should check out. 

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What it Means That Trump Wants to Limit 'Unaccompanied' Status for Minors Crossing the Borders

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

WNYC
Tens of thousands of kids in the New York region who fled their home countries to come to the U.S. get classified as "unaccompanied." The Trump administration wants to remove that label.

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Listen to the NYC Students Participating in the 'Day Without a Woman'

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

WNYC
A whole school district in North Carolina and another in Virginia are closed today because enough teachers asked for the day off to participate in the Day Without a Woman protest. 

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Three Stories of New Yorkers Affected by Trump's Latest Travel Restrictions

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

WNYC
"I ask all freedom-loving-Americans to keep moving, to keep fighting, just as you did last month," said Raabyaah Althabani. Her husband's application to come to the U.S. is now halted. 

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Teachers Tackle Love and Shakespeare with Rikers Students

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

WNYC
None of the high school age boy inmates on Rikers want to play Juliet, so the other day "one of the female officers whom they all have a crush on came in to read the Juliet part."

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You Have to Listen to These Kids Playing in the Snow

Thursday, February 09, 2017

There’s nothing like kids enjoying a snow day. 

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No One Expected Obama Would Deport More People Than any Other U.S. President

Thursday, January 19, 2017

WNYC
"La Promesa de Obama" was used to describe Obama's promise to reform immigration.  But 2.7 million immigrants were deported during his terms, earning him the title, "Deporter in Chief."

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Building Pride Among Young Public Housing Residents

Monday, January 16, 2017

More than 100 kids from every housing development in New York City, from the Bronx to Staten Island, are learning how to be leaders, starting with how to improve their own communities.

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Map: Risk Factors for NYC Children

Monday, December 26, 2016

WNYC
Homelessness, education, birth rate: huge disparities among children exist across the city. Now, one group has mapped key risk factors.

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Changing Addresses Ahead of Trump

Monday, December 19, 2016

One New Yorker says her family is considering a move within the area to evade federal immigration officials working for the next president. 

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'They Know Everything': Mixed-Status Family Prepares for Trump

Thursday, December 15, 2016

WNYC
“They know where I live, they know where I’ve lived before. They know my work place; they know my mom’s info as well since she petitioned to fix her status. They have everything.”

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