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Sarah Gonzalez

Reporter, WNYC/NJPR

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:

NYC Council: Open Rikers Island Schools for Public Review

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

City Council members say they first need to know what's happening at East River Academy, the cluster of schools serving kids detained or jailed on Rikers Island, before they can fix it. 

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The Students, Families Who Can't Afford Internet in the Bronx

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

WNYC
Almost 20 percent of New York City households don’t have any internet access at home — not on a computer or a cell phone. For them, and those with just a phone, there are workarounds.

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Growing Up in NYC: "All Agencies Have a Stake in The Outcome"

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

WNYC
Twenty-four city agencies — from the education department to parks department and the fire department — are going to better coordinate how they support children and young adults.

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Some New Yorkers in Disbelief Over Trump Presidency; Others Say It Was Inevitable

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

WNYC
As the sun came up in Manhattan, 22-year-old Gabriela Rivera walked in denial past newspapers with the headline, “President Trump." But 24-year-old Brian Louis says he's not surprised.

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The Young People Who Wish They Were Old Enough to Vote

Monday, November 07, 2016

WNYC
Some high school-age students are too young to vote in the presidential election. Here's why some in the Bronx wish they could. 

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Long Island Community Reeling After String of Murders

Friday, October 28, 2016

Since the death of five teenagers in Brentwood, Suffolk County Police have arrested 35 members of the Salvadorian gang MS-13.

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Feral Cats: For More Than Keeping the Rats Away

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Keeping rats off the block is not the main mission of a group that neuters, feeds and provides shelter for feral cats. But the cats' scent is keeping the vermin away.

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Training Matters: A Comparison Of Corrections Officers

Friday, October 14, 2016

In Germany corrections officers receive two years of formal training, in New Jersey it's 16 weeks. 

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A Childhood Behind Bars

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Explore what it's like to be a minor in an adult correctional facility.

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Kids in Prison: Guards with Helmets vs The Jolly Lumberjack

Monday, October 10, 2016

WNYC
The role of the corrections officer and how they are trained is a key difference between prisons in New Jersey and Germany. 

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Kids in Prison: Getting Tried as an Adult Means a Longer Sentence

Monday, October 10, 2016

WNYC
Teenagers convicted in New Jersey get much longer sentences than New York. But advocates say neither state is treating juveniles humanely. 

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Kids in Prison: Germany Has a Different Approach, Better Results

Monday, October 10, 2016

WNYC
Our reporter went looking for a state with a more humane system compared to New York or New Jersey. Advocates said to check out Germany.

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Kids in Prison: Getting Tried as An Adult Depends on Skin Color

Monday, October 10, 2016

WNYC
Hundreds of minors as young as 14 are being tried as adults in New Jersey, and almost 90 percent of them are black or Latino kids. 

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Kids in Prison: We Profile a Former Inmate, Now That He's Out

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Part 5: Despite turning his life around in prison, Trevor's adult criminal record (for a crime he committed as a minor) makes it almost impossible for him to succeed on the outside.  

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Hear the Heat: Our Song Demonstrates What it Felt Like Inside Harlem Homes This Summer

Thursday, September 29, 2016

WNYC
Every 15 minutes, WNYC's recorded the heat index inside about 30 homes in Harlem. And we turned each temperature into a musical note to play what the heat in Harlem sounds like. 

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Before Tattooing Was Legal in New York, This Shop Was Doing It Underground

Friday, August 19, 2016

Fineline Tattoo on the Lower East Side is celebrating 40 years of operating continuously in New York City, including some years on the down low.

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As Temperatures Climb, the Elderly, Frail and Poor Are Put at Risk

Thursday, August 18, 2016

"The fan ain’t doing no good, at all,” says one 69-year-old admitted for heat exhaustion.

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The Inferno: Summer Heat Batters Public Housing Residents

Thursday, August 18, 2016

While it's easy to create policies to protect people from temperatures outside, homes are trapping the extreme heat and hurting our health.

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After Community Opposition, Councilman to Vote Against Inwood Rezoning

Monday, August 15, 2016

Ydanis Rodriguez says he now plans to vote no on a proposed 17-story, 350-unit development along Fort Tryon Park — the latest test in Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing agenda.

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Bangladeshi Muslims in Shock Over Fatal Shooting of Queens Imam

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Imam Maulama Akonjee's had just finished prayers at a nearby mosque when police say a man fatally shot him and his assistant, Thara Uddin.

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