Jessica Gould

Reporter, WNYC News

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

New York City Is Getting A New Schools Chancellor In The Midst Of The Pandemic

Friday, February 26, 2021

Richard Carranza is stepping down. He'll be replaced by Meisha Porter, the top superintendent of Bronx schools.


NYC Middle Schools To Reopen To In-Person Students Thursday

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

The schools have been fully remote since November, and many students are choosing to keep staying out of the classroom.


New York Seeks To Cancel Some Standardized Tests

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The federal government says states must move forward with certain standardized tests this year but New York students may not need to take as many.


Judge Rules In Favor of Charter Schools Seeking Access to City Testing Program

Sunday, February 21, 2021

The city has been testing a sample of students and staff at each public school weekly. But it's refused to extend the program to charters.


NYC Public Middle Schools To Reopen February 25th

Monday, February 08, 2021

Officials said middle school educators will get priority for vaccinations the week before.


The Pandemic Is Shaking Up and Slowing Down the College Application Process

Monday, February 08, 2021

Applying to college is a huge lift any time, but it’s been an even bigger burden for some New York City Public School seniors this year.


Enrollment Continues to Increase at NYC Charter Schools

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

More students have been choosing charter schools while enrollment at the city's traditional public schools goes down.


NYC Kindergarten Teacher Pens Black Lives Matter Activity Book For Kids

Monday, February 01, 2021

Laleña Garcia wrote What We Believe with illustrator Caryn Davidson.


Enrollment Down Dramatically At New York City Public Schools

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Enrollment has been declining for years now, but during the pandemic, there was a steeper drop.


New York City Public Schools Say This Will Be The Last Year Of The 'Gifted' Test For Kindergarten

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The test is scheduled to be given to four-year-olds for the last time this spring.


Vaccinations Begin for New York's Educators

Monday, January 11, 2021

Educators are now eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in New York. Officials are asking school staff working remotely to give in-person colleagues first dibs on slots.


School Nurses, Therapists Cleared For Covid-19 Vaccinations

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Governor Cuomo says, after more health care workers are vaccinated, local governments can move on to vaccinating more educators, fire fighters, police and people over 75.


Educators Struggle To Keep Track Of Kids During The Pandemic

Friday, December 11, 2020

With attendance down compared to the pre-pandemic average, educators are scrambling to account for students and keep them engaged.


Mayor de Blasio Outlines Framework For Addressing Learning Loss

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Educators say they're glad the city is looking at how to address learning loss, but they'd like to see officials move quickly to provide details and implement a plan.


NYC Begins Phased Public School Reopening With Elementary and District 75 Students

Monday, December 07, 2020

With cases rising, the city reopens schools to its youngest students and some special education programs.


Kate Has a Plan... But What About NYC Schools?

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

WNYC planning editor Kate Hinds and WNYC education reporter Jessica Gould join us to discuss schools news and other stories the newsroom is following this week.

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New York City's School Buildings Shutdown (Again)

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Jessica Gould and Brigid Bergin break down the latest on citywide school closures.

With NYC Public Schools Closed Again, All Eyes On What's Next

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The mayor says any reopening plan will include expanded Covid testing at schools. But so far less than half of in-person families have consented.


As Infection Rates Rise, New York City Closes Public School Buildings Once Again

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Now students will have to continue school from home until the week after Thanksgiving at least.


Parents In Suspense Over Public School Closures

Monday, November 16, 2020

 All eyes are on the infection numbers: if they go up, students who've been attending school in person would go all remote.