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Sarah Gonzalez

Reporter, WNYC/NJPR

Sarah Gonzalez is the northern New Jersey enterprise reporter for WNYC and NJPR.

Her investigative and feature reporting has received national awards by the Education Writer’s Association, SPJ Sigma Delta Chi and PRNDI, and several regional Edward R. Murrow awards.

Her investigation into charter schools turning away students with severe disabilities was awarded an Online News Association award for Innovative, Investigative Journalism. The San Diego native graduated from Mills College in Oakland in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and journalism. Follow her @GonzalezSarahA

Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:

Hundreds of NJ Students Fail Grad Test and Earn Diploma by Appeal

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WNYC
 An alternate route to graduation raises questions about whether it helps or hurts kids in poor communities.

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Hundreds of Teachers Laid Off Across New Jersey

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WNYC
School districts in New Jersey are announcing staff and teacher layoffs.

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When Race and Drugs Intersect, Children More Likely to Enter Foster Care

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WNYC
An NJPR investigation found that black children in New Jersey are more than twice as likely as white children to be taken away when parental drugs are involved.

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Black Mothers Judged Unfit at Higher Rate than White Mothers in NJ

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WNYC
An investigation by New Jersey Public Radio finds black mothers have their children taken away for things like marijuana use and not having a well-stocked refrigerator.

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Racial Disparity in N.J. Foster Care System

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A new report from New Jersey Public Radio finds that black parents in the Garden State lose custody at higher rates than white parents.

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NJ Transit Considers 9 Percent Fare Hike, Service Cuts

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WNYC
NJ Transit is considering a 9 percent fare increase and service cuts in an effort to close a budget gap at the agency.

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Phone Rates in NJ Prisons Cut in Half

Friday, May 08, 2015

WNYC
Making a 15-minute phone call from a state prison is New Jersey will soon costs inmates 66 cents — down from $1.95.

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Menendez on Federal Corruption Charges: 'I Will Be Vindicated'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The senior New Jersey Senator has been indicted for accepting gifts from a friend who is also a political donor. 

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Undefeated Princeton Women Take on NCAA, Trying to Make Ivy History

Friday, March 20, 2015

WNYC
Only one women's Ivy League basketball team has ever won a game in the tournament. Now the undefeated Lady Tigers are trying to show they can compete for a national title.

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Online Testing Arrives in New Jersey and Parents Are Not Happy

Monday, March 02, 2015

WNYC
A growing number of New Jersey parents are pulling their children out of testing. But federal funding may be on the line if 95% of students don't participate.

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In Newark, Almost Half of Last Year's Murders Remain Unsolved

Monday, February 16, 2015

WNYC
About 75 percent of those killed in Newark are deliberate targets over drug territory, according to the police director. Of last year's 93 murders, 42 have not yet led to an arrest. 

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Who is Still Signing up for ObamaCare in Newark?

Monday, February 09, 2015

WNYC
New Jersey Public Radio teamed up with New Jersey Citizen Action to host an Obamacare enrollment fair in Newark. Several who enrolled had gone years without any health coverage.

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Every 3.5 Days, Someone Attempts Suicide Off the George Washington Bridge

Thursday, January 29, 2015

WNYC
Potential suicide victims have been talked off the ledge by Port Authority police only to return weeks later to successfully jump.  

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Newark to Create Civilian Board Investigating Police Misconduct

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WNYC
But as the proposal is currently written, the police department can still decide not to discipline its officers.

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Airport Workers, Elected Officials Block LGA Entrance to Demand Better Wages

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WNYC
Airport workers sat down on the 94th Street bridge leading to LaGuardia to demand higher pay, benefits and a unionized contract from the Port Authority.

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City Bans Solitary Confinement for Those Under 21 at Rikers

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

De Blasio administration eases off on young offenders, while imposing a controversial measure for violent inmates.

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Remembering Haiti Five Years After Devastating Quake

Monday, January 12, 2015

WNYC
Yves Dominique recalls the exact moment he started worrying about his daughter Rebecca in Port Au Prince.

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For Drivers Who Kill or Maim, a Call for Prosecution

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WNYC
The families and friends of those killed by reckless drivers gathered on the steps of City Hall Sunday holding pictures of loved ones along with signs that read: “No Charges Filed.”

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Bed-Stuy Residents Wonder — Where Are the Cops?

Thursday, January 08, 2015

WNYC
In police precinct 79, where 2 officers were slain in December, the slowdown in arrests and summonses is especially stark.

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Judge to Hear Arguments to Unseal Grand Jury Records in Garner Case

Monday, January 05, 2015

WNYC
On Jan. 29, a Supreme Court judge on Staten Island will hear arguments from three New York groups and the Public Advocate seeking to unseal grand jury records in the Eric Garner case. 

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