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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The partnership is part of broader effort to fight anti-Semitism in the city.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The school year was half-over before most sexual harassment liaisons were trained.
Monday, November 18, 2019
Scores of students from two Manhattan high schools skipped first period today, calling it a strike for integration.
Monday, November 18, 2019
Students with the nonprofit Next Generation Politics say impeachment teaches them how government works, and doesn't.
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.
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.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The de Blasio Administration is promoting "social emotional learning." At a Brooklyn middle school, officials say it's working.