Jessica Gould

Reporter, WNYC News

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

New York City public schools go mask optional

Monday, March 07, 2022

After nearly two years, students will be allowed in classrooms with teachers without masks. 


NYC Schools Chancellor Lays Out Vision

Wednesday, March 02, 2022

Schools Chancellor David Banks says his agency has a huge budget but is plagued with dysfunction, despite many educators' best efforts.


This Week in Mask Mandates: New Jersey to Stop Requiring Masks in Schools

Saturday, February 12, 2022

New Jersey and Connecticut prepare to end mask mandates in schools. New York isn't quite there yet. 


What Do Students Want?

Friday, January 14, 2022

The COVID surge has muddied the start to 2022 in New York City's public schools. But is a temporary switch to remote learning the right decision?

Mayor Adams Says He Will Consider A Remote Option for NYC Students

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Administrators say a remote option would be a logistical feat at this point. 

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Some NYC Public School Students Stage Walkout For School Safety

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Amid a tidal wave of Covid-19 cases, hundreds of New York City public school students walked out of classes calling for a shift to remote or hybrid learning.


NYC Public Schools Struggle With Staffing Shortages

Thursday, January 06, 2022

With absences high and attendance low, schools scramble to cover classrooms


New York City Public Schools Reopen Amid Record High Cases During Omicron Surge

Monday, January 03, 2022

The city is launching new policies around testing and quarantines for staff and students.


Friday Morning Roundup: New NYC Schools Chancellor, Tish James Drops Out and More

Friday, December 10, 2021

Jessica Gould on the incoming schools chancellor and Laura Nahmias discusses a big stack of news in local politics. 

David Banks to Become New York City's New Schools Chancellor

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Banks will helm the nation’s largest school system as it reels from the health, academic and emotional impacts of the pandemic. 


'Grading' Mayor de Blasio

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

WNYC reporters Elizabeth Kim, Jessica Gould, and Stephen Nessen review NYC Mayor de Blasio's accomplishments.

Second COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Will Be Available for Children At NYC Public Schools

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Schools serving children ages 5-11 will provide a full course of shots starting November 30th. 


Higher Than Expected Demand At Some Public School Vaccination Sites

Monday, November 08, 2021

Two hundred public schools began offering vaccines Monday.


I Might Go to England Where All the Castles Are: Kids Plan for Post-Vaccine Life

Friday, November 05, 2021

Many children are facing down the idea of getting their two shots of a COVID-19 vaccine with a mix of fear and excitement. 


Screening City Student’s Mental Health

Monday, October 25, 2021

With many students returning to full in-person classes for the first time in 18 months, teachers are noting an uptick in fights — and rolling out new screenings to try to support kids.

As Young Children Return to School Post Pandemic, Educators Focus In On Social Skills

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Many students who missed pre-k, kindergarten and first grade are struggling to adjust to the classroom


Stress of Pandemic Surfaces With NYC Students Back In School

Thursday, October 21, 2021

As the city rolls out mental health supports, educators say students are acting out more than they used to.


Only A Small Fraction Of City Students Have Agreed To Covid-19 Testing

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Officials tout Covid-19 testing in schools as a key strategy to keep students and staff safe, but only a small percentage of families have agreed to have their kids tested at all.


NYC Vaccine Mandate For Educators Leads To Surge In Inocculations

Monday, October 04, 2021

But some schools scrambled to fill vacancies left by the unvaccinated.


NYC Vaccine Mandate For Public School Staff Goes Into Effect Today

Monday, October 04, 2021

Schools have been told they can deploy support staff or substitutes to classrooms to fill any gaps.