Jessica Gould

Reporter, WNYC News

Jessica Gould appears in the following:

Some Parents Worry More Pre-K May Mean Less Space For Everyone Else

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

As the de Blasio Administration expands programs for pre-schoolers, some worry they're competing with the older kids for room and resources. 

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Pre-K Teachers Weigh Strike As Pay Disparity Persists

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Pre-school teachers at community-based programs make less than their peers working in city-run classrooms. And now they're threatening to strike.

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Going to School With New York City's Youngest Students

Monday, April 01, 2019

Next fall, the de Blasio Administration is quadrupling public school seats for three-year-olds. See what 3-K looks like now.

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Forums Planned on Admissions at New York City's Public Schools

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Any change to the controversial Specialized High School Admissions Test would have to be approved by the state legislature, where there has been little momentum in the past.

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A 'Good' School Is a Diverse School

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Members of an independent panel commissioned by Mayor de Blasio explain how to integrate the city's schools beyond "importing black and brown kids into white spaces."

Critics Claim Pay Inequity Persists in P-T and O-T Contract Deal

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Longtime therapists who work with students with disabilities say they'll keep fighting to be paid the same as colleagues such as speech therapists and social workers.

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School Bus Companies Face New Rules to Improve Service

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

GPS tracking and two-way radios: these and more coming to all New York City school buses after years of complaints about service. 

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Longtime New York Public Radio President Laura Walker Will Step Down Next Year

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Walker will remain as CEO until March 2019 and assist the transition to a new CEO through June. The Board of Trustees will begin a search for the organization’s next leader.

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City Council To Hold Hearings on Amazon Deal

Friday, November 30, 2018

City Council members say they plan to grill top officials from the city, state and Amazon itself at a series of hearings starting next month.

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Public Advocate Race Could Cause Cascade of Elections

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

There will be at least three elections next year to replace Tish James as New York City's public advocate. And maybe more. 

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New York State to Kick in $1.5 Billion in Subsidies for Amazon HQ

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Amazon could get billions in grants and tax breaks in exchange for 25,000 new jobs.

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The Race for Public Advocate Is On

Thursday, November 08, 2018

With Tish James set to become New York's next Attorney General, a diverse group of candidates are eyeing her office. 

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To Rock the Vote, Flip That Ballot!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

On Election Day, there will be questions for New York City and New Jersey voters to answer. City voters have to turn over the last page of the ballot to find the proposals on the back.

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On Long Island, A Supreme Divide Ahead of the Midterms

Monday, October 22, 2018

Democrats hope momentum from the #MeToo movement will help swing a contested seat in Long Island. But after the Kavanaugh hearings, even women voters remain deeply divided.

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Meet the Very Unusual Republican Running Against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

She's a hero to progressives and a top target for national Republicans. But the New York GOP isn't putting up much of a fight in the 14th Congressional district. Here's why. 

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The Personal Is Political, Officially, in Long Island Race for Congress

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley got permission to use campaign funds for child care. She hopes other candidates will too. 

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City Proposes That All Horse Carriage Pickups Happen Inside Central Park

Thursday, August 30, 2018

New rules would move horse carriage boarding from 59th Street to five spots inside the park. 

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Mayor Blasts Anti-Police Videos

Monday, August 20, 2018

One video showed a man measuring out marijuana on the hood of a police van.

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New York City Council Members Preparing Speed Camera Plan B

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The council held a hearing on a package of bills Wednesday designed to increase street safety. Members say none of the bills are a substitute for the cameras, but they could help.

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NYPD to Stop Arresting Most Subway Fare Beaters

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Hopping the turnstile won't necessarily lead to an arrest, but critics of the new policy say it can still be applied unfairly by police.

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