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:

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.


'To Kill A Mockingbird' Hits Madison Square Garden In Special Performance For Students

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Eighteen thousand New York City public school students attend the one-time performance of the play, which is currently on Broadway.


Former NYC DOE Official Charged With A Sex Crime Lied During Background Checks

Monday, February 24, 2020

A former New York City education official, who was charged with a child sex crime, lied on city background check forms. 


How NYC Is Trying To Fight Anti-Semitism Through Education

Monday, February 17, 2020

Public schools are ramping up Jewish history lessons in neighborhoods with large Hasidic populations. Students and parents hope the effort will evolve into more of a two-way street. 


New York City 3-K Teachers Juggle Playtime With Potty Time

Monday, February 03, 2020

As New York City's public pre-school for three-year-olds expands, teachers say they could use another pair of hands.


Carranza Challenges Claims By 'Agitators' And Critics

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is facing fierce criticism for how he's handled parents' concerns about unsafe conditions at a middle school in Bayside, Queens. 

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NYC Schools Partner With Jewish Heritage Museum with Free Admission and Field Trips

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The partnership is part of broader effort to fight anti-Semitism in the city.


In Restorative Circle, Math Students Tackle Problems Beyond Numbers

Friday, January 10, 2020

New York City has been changing how it handles discipline in the public schools, moving towards an approach called "restorative justice."


'We Don't Stop': Thousands Of Jews Celebrate Talmud Amidst Rise Of Anti-Semitic Violence

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Roughly 100,000 people gathered at two NYC-area stadiums to celebrate the completion of the Daf Yomi, a seven-and-a-half-year cycle of reading the Talmud.


City Officials Say Results of Yeshiva Investigation Are Coming Soon

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Two government watchdogs say "political horsetrading" between aides to the mayor and state lawmakers delayed initial findings. Yeshiva leaders also blocked access for years.


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. 

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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.

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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.

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