Jessica Gould covers education for WNYC.
Her stories can be heard on the local broadcasts of Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and nationally on NPR.
Jessica was the lead reporter for WNYC’s award-winning Affordability Project, which profiled diverse New Yorkers struggling to make it in this expensive city.
She has also reported on business and politics, notably making front page news when a mayoral candidate fell asleep on her mid-interview!
Prior to WNYC, Jessica spent nearly a decade in Washington, D.C. where she reported for public radio station WAMU, and served as the nightlife correspondent for the Washington City Paper (with the help of orthopedic clogs and a lot of coffee).
Jessica is a graduate of Harvard University and of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is an adjunct professor at NYU's Journalism Institute. You can follow her on Twitter at @byjessicagould.
Read Jessica's latest reporting on Gothamist.
Jessica Gould appears in the following:
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Some parents of students with underlying conditions that could put them at greater risk for COVID-19 are concerned about the city’s plan for in-person learning this fall.
Friday, July 23, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising a teen vaccination blitz before fall.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
New York City launched an ambitious new summer program and officials hope it could change how kids spend their summers going forward.
Thursday, July 15, 2021
Classes go remote for 10 days whenever a student or staff member tests positive.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
New York City education officials say replacing the admissions test for Gifted & Talented classes led to more preschoolers from low-income communities getting in.
Thursday, July 08, 2021
Flush with stimulus and state funds, the city looks to boost literacy and overhaul the curriculum.
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
For the first time, the program aims to accommodate all interested students.
Thursday, July 01, 2021
With just days to go before it starts, administrators say they’re still struggling to find staff and space to accommodate students.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Federal stimulus funds and increased state aid will be distributed to a range of programs for New York City public school students challenged by more than a year of remote learning.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
On the last day of class for New York City public schools, many students and their families are eager to close this chapter of pandemic education.
Thursday, June 10, 2021
UCLA's Civil Rights Project made headlines back in 2014 when it said New York had the most segregated schools in the nation, and researchers find the distinction remains.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
The move may close the chapter on the city’s infamous Rubber Rooms.
Monday, June 07, 2021
Educators are seeking to combat misinformation around vaccines among adolescents.
Thursday, June 03, 2021
For the first time, schools and nonprofits will offer a combination of academics and activities for any public school student who wants to participate.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Students will graduate in stadiums, parking lots or even drive-ins.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
All students and staff members will be back in school buildings full time come September, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
Monday, May 24, 2021
It's unclear how the nation's largest school district will be able to accommodate 100% of its students in person under current social distancing guidelines.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Some principals worry they may not have enough space or staff to accommodate all students.
Monday, May 17, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio has been clear that he wants everyone back in a school building in September. Can various parties get in the way of that?
Friday, May 14, 2021
Some worry the shift could increase risks to unvaccinated children.