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:

Report: NYC School Book Lists Skew Too White, Need To Better Reflect Student Population

Thursday, December 05, 2019

A new analysis finds the vast majority of authors taught in New York City Public Schools are white, even though only 15 percent of the students are.


Some NYC PTA's Make Millions — Some Zero

Monday, December 02, 2019

For the first time, the New York City Department of Education is releasing a tally of how much money parent associations collect to support their schools.


Brooklyn Middle Schoolers Launch Integration Council

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

New data show a plan to boost integration at some Brooklyn middle schools is making a difference. Students say now it's time to get to know the people behind the numbers. 

Comments [1]

Record Number of NYC Students Go On To Higher Ed

Thursday, November 21, 2019

The de Blasio administration touts emphasis on college through new student tours, "SAT Day" at school, and fee waivers for CUNY. 


Watchdog Says Speed Up Anti-Harassment Trainings In Schools

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The school year was half-over before most sexual harassment liaisons were trained.


Student Activists Launch Weekly Integration 'Strikes'

Monday, November 18, 2019

Scores of students from two Manhattan high schools skipped first period today, calling it a strike for integration.


For Students Impeachment is Civics IRL

Monday, November 18, 2019

Students with the nonprofit Next Generation Politics say impeachment teaches them how government works, and doesn't.


How to Make a "Culturally Responsive" Curriculum

Thursday, November 07, 2019

The Department of Education is calling on teachers to make coursework more inclusive. Many teachers are still figuring out what exactly that means.

Comments [7]

Covering Climate Now: Climate Strike Updates and Your Calls

Friday, September 20, 2019

WNYC reporters Gwynne Hogan and Jessica Gould join by phone to give us the view from the ground at the climate strike in New York, and listeners call in to share their thoughts.


The Morning Ritual That Makes a Schoolhouse Rock

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The de Blasio Administration is promoting "social emotional learning." At a Brooklyn middle school, officials say it's working.

Comments [2]

Yellow Bus Service Sees Modest Gains At Start Of School

Friday, September 06, 2019

Two days into the new school year, parents report problems with buses, but not as many as last year.  

Comments [1]

In Brooklyn's Integration Efforts, Sixth Graders Lead The Way

Friday, September 06, 2019

District 15's middle schools stopped using test scores and grades to decide admission and switched to a lottery instead. 

Comments [5]

Warehouse to Schoolhouse: NYC's Unique Source for School Supplies

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Teachers are encouraged to shop for free at this 35,000 square foot depot of donated stuff.

Comments [1]

Elite Private Schools Join Yeshivas In Fight Against Regulations

Thursday, August 29, 2019

It's an unlikely alliance of opponents to rules they see as unnecessary, expensive and intrusive.

Comments [6]

Back to School: Gifted & Talented; Redistricting; School Shootings; Pre-K Education

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Redistricting, school shootings and much more.

De Blasio Announces 'Pathway to Wage Parity' for Pre-K Teachers

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The pay gap goes back decades, but de Blasio’s universal pre-kindergarten program made it more pronounced.


Lessons in Activism: Graduating Student Leaders Contemplate Next Moves

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

High school seniors reflect on being activists in their schools, their communities and beyond.


New Desegregation Efforts Adopted for New York Schools

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

WNYC education reporter Jessica Gould on Mayor Bill de Blasio's new plans for school desegregation. 


Mayor, Schools Chancellor Accept Most Recommendations from Diversity Task Force

Monday, June 10, 2019

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza says the Department of Education will fund efforts by five more school districts to develop integration plans

Comments [2]

Cuomo Calls on Lawmakers to Pass Women's Justice Agenda

Monday, June 03, 2019

Under current law, for something to be considered sexual harassment in New York, the behavior has to be "severe or pervasive." Cuomo says it's time to change that.