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:

NYC Principals Call for Delay to In-Person Learning

Friday, August 14, 2020

The New York City principals' union is calling for school to start remote only on September 10th, phasing students back into the buildings toward the end of the month.


Considering Racial Inequities in the Coronavirus School Year

Monday, August 10, 2020

A look at the specific needs for schools, especially those in communities of color that have been disproportionately affected. 

How Schools Are Planning to Re-Open

Monday, August 03, 2020

An update on the potential re-opening of schools in New York

NYC Schools Chancellor Promises Transparency In School Reopening Plans

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

NYC schools officials say they're working around the clock and forging ahead with their plan to offer a mix of online in-person instruction when schools reopen in September.


School Re-Openings: How Parents Are Feeling

Monday, July 27, 2020

Parents weigh in on what they want for their children and schools come September. 

On NYC Schools Reopening, Parents Weigh Health Versus Mental Health

Monday, July 27, 2020

As New York City emerges from the most serious health crisis in recent history, another challenge is fast approaching: how to reopen schools.


Planning for New York City Public Schools Moves Forward Amid Uncertainty

Monday, July 20, 2020

In New York City, the public school system is planning to reopen with a mix of in-person and remote learning.

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NYC Officials Say They're Still Figuring Out Logistics for Public Schools

Friday, July 17, 2020

Schools Chancellor Carranza says officials are working hard on logistics for a mix of in-person and virtual school.


NYC Teachers Say Take Class Outside

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

In an op-ed for the New York Daily News, three Brooklyn elementary school teachers say it's safer and educational.

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New York City Students, In Their Own Words, On A Tumultuous School Year During COVID-19

Friday, June 26, 2020

Students witnessed death, family unemployment and a reckoning over race that culminated in massive street protests.


Amid Protests Against Police, NYC School Safety Agents Under Scrutiny

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Minneapolis School Board voted to end its contract with the police department, and other cities are following suit. Some students want to see something similar in New York City.


NYC Launches Three New Summer Programs For Youth

Thursday, June 11, 2020

The programs will serve 3,300 young people with a focus on enrolling kids from neighborhoods hardest hit by COVID-19.


Supporting the Mental Health of NYC Students Through a Pandemic and Protests

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Jessica Gould on supporting the mental health of NYC students.


Students Protest In The Streets and At Home

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Thousands of New York City's youth are demonstrating against racism and violent policing. Many thousands more are supporting the protests from home


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.

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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.