Jessica Gould

Reporter, WNYC News

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

What It Will Take To Get Strong Internet To Every New York City Student

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The pandemic made the digital divide vivid. 


Demographics Poised To Change At Some Middle Schools After A Pause on Selective Admissions

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

It will be up to the next mayor to decide whether to reject selective admissions as the de Blasio administration did this year.


With Vaccine Approvals for Younger Kids Coming, NY Must Weigh Vaccine Requirements For Students

Monday, May 10, 2021

Governor Cuomo says students at the state’s public universities will have to be vaccinated but has not said whether the same will be true of students in kindergarten through 12th grade.


Admissions for Black And Latino Students At Specialized High Schools Are Even Lower This Year

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Overall, only 9 percent of the offers for seats at New York City's specialized high schools went to Black and Latino students. 


Amid Spike In Violence, Asian American Students Say Schools Must Do More To Fight Ignorance and Hate

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

New York City students are calling on schools to teach more Asian American history, and provide strategies to help them confront racism. 


De Blasio's Final Budget Proposes Major New Investments in Education

Monday, April 26, 2021

Federal stimulus dollars and increased state money for schools would fund new programs. 


NYC Public Schools Welcome Back 50,000 More Students To Buildings

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Even with these additional students coming to class in-person, the majority will remain remote through the end of the academic year. 


New York City Public Schools Get Another Boost From State Funding

Monday, April 19, 2021

The de Blasio Administration says three quarters of schools will see their budgets increase.


NYC Raises The Threshold For Public School Closure

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Individual schools will now close if there are four or more coronavirus cases, but only if there's evidence that any of them was caused by exposure inside school. 


NYC Schools Update: The Opt-In Period and a Complicated New Four-Case Rule

Thursday, April 08, 2021

An NYC public schools update with WNYC education reporter Jessica Gould.

New York State Budget Comes With Major Funding Boost For Education

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

The budget will meet the requirements of a longstanding and unfulfilled court mandate. 

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NYC Mayor Promises To Replace 'Two Case Closure' Rule For Public Schools

Monday, April 05, 2021

The mayor says he's still working out updated guidelines with the unions. 


Educator Vaccinations Are On The Rise in New York City

Friday, April 02, 2021

A few weeks ago, Mayor de Blasio said 40-thousand public school employees had been vaccinated. Now, he says that recorded figure has grown to 65,000.


Education Advocates Look To New York State Budget For Details of Federal Windfall

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Federal stimulus money could be transformative for New York City’s public school system. But days before the state's budget deadline, it’s not fully clear how much is coming or when.


NYC To Expand Free Program For Three-Year-Olds

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

New York City is nearly doubling the slots available for three-year-olds in its free 3K program this fall.


NYC Teen Podcasters Investigate Mental Health Issues and Supports

Monday, March 15, 2021

Students with the Miseducation podcast are working on a new season based on their experiences during the pandemic. They're calling it 'Unmuted.'

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This Pandemic Year in the NYC Schools

Monday, March 15, 2021

A year after NYC schools shut down, Jessica Gould joins us to look back at what has been overcome and what is still to come. 

A Look Back On A Tumultuous Year Of School In New York City

Monday, March 15, 2021

We hear the voices of the largest school system in the nation as they navigated an unprecedented year of turmoil during the pandemic.

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NYC Schools With Worst Attendance Are In COVID Hot Zones

Sunday, March 14, 2021

WNYC/Gothamist worked with the Independent Budget Office to map where attendance is lowest in public schools.


NYC Public High School Buildings To Reopen March 22nd

Monday, March 08, 2021

The Public School Athletic League is also set to resume in April.