Jessica Gould

Reporter, WNYC News

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:

Reimagining Education Post-COVID

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Prof. Noliwe Rooks and WNYC reporter Jessica Gould, plus callers, weigh in on the plans to "reimagine education" -- and make it better -- this fall, and after the pandemic.

'Chalk Crew' Checks In On Staten Island Students

Thursday, May 21, 2020

In this time of remote learning, some teachers are going the extra mile to reach students. Literally.


One NYC Student's Remote Learning Saga

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Three months into the experiment, New York City students and teachers grapple with the challenges of remote learning.

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Summer School Goes Remote in NYC

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The program is expanding to help students who fell behind during the health crisis get up to speed.


Remembering Paula Pryce-Bremmer: The Heart of A School

Thursday, May 14, 2020

As part of a ongoing series about the lives lost to COVID-19, WNYC remembers a counselor at Careers In Sports High School in the Bronx.


Public School Students Won't Fail During COVID-19

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

As of yesterday, New York City’s 1.1 million public school students will have a change in how they are graded this semester.

New Grading Plan for NYC Students

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

WNYC reporter Jessica Gould joins us to talk about the mayor's newly announced plan for grading students.

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You Have Questions About Remote Learning. We Have Answers.

Friday, April 17, 2020

New York City public school parents say remote learning has been stressful, and confusing. We're providing as many answers as we can.

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De Blasio Says New York City Schools Are Closed Through June. Cuomo Says Not So Fast

Monday, April 13, 2020

Families say leaders' mixed messages are making a stressful situation more so.


When Pre-School Moves Online

Monday, April 13, 2020

For the youngest students, virtual learning comes with unique challenges.


NYC School Students Face Big Challenges

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Regardless of when schools reopen after the coronavirus interruption, there will be a lot of catching up to do.


Distance Learning Week Three

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Tune in to hear reporters for WNYC and Chalkbeat discuss the state of remote learning.

High School Music Class Finds New Rhythm Online

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Students and educators are adjusting to a new era of remote learning.

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Light Attendance On Day One of NYC Plan for Emergency Workers' Children

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The New York City Department of Education has opened "Regional Enrichment Centers" to care for the children of first responders to COVID-19.


Facing COVID-19 NYC Prepares to Take Class Online

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The New York City Department of Education is training tens of thousands of instructors how to teach virtually in a three-day bootcamp.


Schools Close for COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

How are parents, teachers and kids are coping with the NYC school closures and move to remote learning amid the novel coronavirus outbreak in the city.

NYC Schools Shut Down to Combat Coronavirus

Monday, March 16, 2020

After days of mounting pressure from parents and teachers, Mayor de Blasio announced Sunday night the nation's largest system will shut down for at least a month. 


More New York City Public School Buildings Close Amid COVID-19

Friday, March 13, 2020

New Dorp High School and Hungerford on Staten Island closed due to a student with a confirmed case, and Brooklyn College Academy School closed because of an unconfirmed case.


New York City Officials Announce Plan To Address School Nurse Shortage

Thursday, March 05, 2020

About 10 percent of New York City Public Schools don't have nurses. Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza says that's about to change.

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Handwashing Still Top Strategy For Parents To Fight Outbreak

Thursday, February 27, 2020

New York City's message to public school parents: Don't panic. Also cover a cough, sneeze into a sleeve, wash your hands and stay home if sick.