Jessica Gould

Reporter, WNYC News

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

The Latest on NYC Schools as COVID Spreads

Monday, November 16, 2020

WNYC reporter Jessica Gould talks about the latest news on school closures.

NYC's Public Schools Nearing Covid Threshold To Close

Friday, November 13, 2020

Mayor de Blasio says he will shut schools if the average citywide test positivity rate hits 3 percent. It's getting close.


NYC Parents Push Back Against Potential School Closures

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Mayor de Blasio says he will shut down the school system if the city's average seven-day positive test rate goes above three percent.


The Hybrid Learning Choice

Monday, November 09, 2020

Jessica Gould breaks down the city's hybrid learning option and listeners call in to discuss. 

New York Regents Test for January Is Canceled Due To Pandemic

Thursday, November 05, 2020

State education officials say they made the call because of safety and equity concerns during the pandemic.


Redeployed Teachers Go From Behind The Scenes To Head Of The Class

Saturday, October 31, 2020

In New York City, thousands of certified teachers working desk jobs are being deployed back to the field.


Parents of Special Education Students Say Their Children Are Falling Far Behind

Friday, October 23, 2020

In testimony before the New York City Council, parents of students with disabilities said their kids aren't getting the services they need.

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Parents Say Teacher Shortage Hurts Inclusion Classes The Most

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Some children enrolled in the special-education program known as integrated co-teaching (ICT) have only one teacher at a time, rather than the required two.


Majority of Students Choose Remote Learning In NYC Public Schools

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

According to new numbers from New York City's education department, a majority of public school students are choosing to learn exclusively online.


Community Fridge Arrives in Mott Haven

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Teachers at The American Dream School have joined forces with the Bronx Community Foundation to bring a new open-access refrigerator to Mott Haven.


NYC Schools Launch Monthly Covid Testing Program

Friday, October 09, 2020

The New York City public school system has started a monthly random Covid-19 testing program. 


Explaining the New COVID Closures in Brooklyn and Queens

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Jake Dobkin and Jessica Gould breakdown the new COVID restrictions in Brooklyn and Queens, and what it means for schools, businesses and residents.

Governor Maps Out New Restrictions in COVID Hotspots

Wednesday, October 07, 2020

Governor Cuomo is ordering additional restrictions on non-essential businesses, large gatherings, and schools in areas that are experiencing an increase in coronavirus cases.


New York City Moves to Temporarily Close Businesses and Schools In Hotspot Zip Codes

Monday, October 05, 2020

Just days after Mayor de Blasio reopened all of New York City’s public schools to in-person learning, he’s looking to reverse course in some neighborhoods.


New York City's Major Milestone: Students Return To School

Friday, October 02, 2020

The city reopened its public elementary, middle and high schools, but rising cases in multiple neighborhoods put parents and educators on edge.


Teenagers Make Hard Choices Around Returning To School

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

So many students say they’re ready to get away from screens and back to school. But they have other things, and other people, to consider.


New York City Education Updates

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

 Reporters Jessica Gould and Sophia Chang discuss the state of New York City public schools.


Masks And Handwashing But No Hugs In Pre-K During Covid

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In-person learning is underway in NYC public schools, starting first with the city's youngest students and those in District 75 special education programs. 


Another New York City School Reopening Delay Continues to Confuse Parents and Teachers

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Elementary schools will now start on Sept. 29. Middle and high school will start two days later. Only 3-K, Pre-K, and District 75 are back in class on Monday.


Online Orientation Kicks Off At New York City Public Schools

Thursday, September 17, 2020

In a kind of a soft launch, a million-plus public school students are supposed to be logging on for orientation before the first full day on Monday.