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:

With No Remote Schooling Option, NYC Parents Of Vulnerable Kids Seek Answers

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.

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NYC To Launch Vaccination Pop-Ups At Summer School Sites

Friday, July 23, 2021

Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising a teen vaccination blitz before fall.

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NYC Seeks To Revolutionize Summer School

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.

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NYC's Summer School Just Started But Dozens Of Classes Are Already In Quarantine

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Classes go remote for 10 days whenever a student or staff member tests positive. 

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Without Testing, Gifted Programs Admit Students From Wider Swath Of NYC

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.

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NYC Unveils Academic Recovery Plan For Public School Students

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Flush with stimulus and state funds, the city looks to boost literacy and overhaul the curriculum. 

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NYC Launches Expanded Summer School Program

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

For the first time, the program aims to accommodate all interested students. 

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NYC Principals Scramble To Pull Off Expanded Summer School

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.

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City's New Budget Includes Major Funding Increase For Education

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. 

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“They Became My Family”: How One Bronx Middle School Managed During the Pandemic

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.

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Report Says New York's Schools Are Still The Most Segregated

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.

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New York City Says It Will End Absent Teacher Reserve

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The move may close the chapter on the city’s infamous Rubber Rooms.

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Schools Inject The Science of COVID Vaccines Into Curricula

Monday, June 07, 2021

Educators are seeking to combat misinformation around vaccines among adolescents.

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New York City Has Ambitious Plans For Summer School, If It Can Pull It Off

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. 

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NYC High School Graduations Seek To Balance Celebration and Safety

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Students will graduate in stadiums, parking lots or even drive-ins. 

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The End of Remote Learning

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.

New York City Schools Will Fully Reopen With No Remote Option This Fall

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.

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Social Distancing Requirements Will Be Pivotal In School Reopening

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Some principals worry they may not have enough space or staff to accommodate all students. 

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Should a Remote Option or Vaccine Mandate Be Part of School Reopening?

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?

Parents Express Confusion, Concerns Over New Mask Recommendations

Friday, May 14, 2021

Some worry the shift could increase risks to unvaccinated children. 

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