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:

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

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

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

"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. 


Teachers Tackle Love and Shakespeare with Rikers Students

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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

"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.


Map: Risk Factors for NYC Children

Monday, December 26, 2016

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


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. 


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

Thursday, December 15, 2016

“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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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

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

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.


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

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

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.


The Young People Who Wish They Were Old Enough to Vote

Monday, November 07, 2016

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


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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