Sarah Gonzalez

Reporter, WNYC/NJPR

Sarah Aida Gonzalez is the youth and families reporter at WNYC. She has dug deep into data and documents to reveal systemic inequalities in New Jersey’s foster care system, and into how the state prosecutes minors and disciplines federal immigration detainees

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 Florida charter schools turning away students with severe disabilities received an Online News Association award for Innovative Investigative Journalism.

Sarah graduated from Mills College in Oakland, CA in 2009. She grew up on the San Diego/Tijuana, Mexico border.

Sarah Gonzalez appears in the following:

Graduating Seniors Offer Advice to Their High Schools

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

WNYC
When these recent graduates wrote letters to their high schools, they did not hold back.

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What Will (Likely) Happen If the Mayor Doesn't Get School Control Back

Thursday, June 22, 2017

WNYC
Lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on mayoral control of New York City schools. What happens next is unclear — but a similar scenario from 2009 provides a glimpse.

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Meet a Student Earning a 'Local Diploma' in New York – And What it Means

Thursday, June 22, 2017

WNYC
There are three different categories of high school diplomas for students in New York State. Today, we profile a student earning a Local Diploma: 19-year-old Darian Glisson. 

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Meet a Graduate Earning One of the Three High School Diplomas in New York State

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WNYC
There are three different categories of high school diplomas in New York State. We talk to Jazmine Williams, a student earning the standard Regents diploma. 

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This NYC Student Is Earning a Top High School Diploma

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

WNYC
There are three different high school diplomas for students in New York State. Today, we profile a student earning the Advanced Regents diploma.

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More Than 3,200 Apply for Excelsior Scholarship Within 5 Hours

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

WNYC
The application for New York's new, free college tuition program for middle class students was popular as soon as it went online Wednesday morning. 

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Meet the Four Women Earning Bachelor's Degrees From a NY Prison

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

WNYC
Just one women's prison in New York offers a bachelor's degree program. It may offer only one major but these inmates say they're grateful to have what many other prisons lack.

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Hundreds Gather in Manhattan to Honor Fallen Service Members

Monday, May 29, 2017

WNYC
Those gathered at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument on the Upper West Side included 89-year-old Alexander Edwards, one of the first black Marines to serve the country. 

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Biden Calls NJ's Gov Race Most Important Election Before 2020

Sunday, May 28, 2017

"The whole country — and without exaggeration, the world — is going to be looking," former Vice President Joe Biden said of New Jersey's off-year gubernatorial race.

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Parents of Jailed Teens Find Comfort at Monthly Meetings

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

WNYC
It's hard for parents of teenage inmates on Rikers Island to talk to their kids in jail. It's also hard to find other adults to talk to. That's why a Rikers school counselor stepped up. 

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New York Eases Rules for Formerly Incarcerated to Visit Public Housing

Friday, April 21, 2017

WNYC
New York City is loosening rules on who can visit public-housing properties, making it easier for those who have been convicted of certain felonies to see family.

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Teaching Politics in the Classroom

Monday, April 17, 2017

New York City teachers are struggling to express their own political views with their students.

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Trump Era Challenges Teachers With Strong Political Views

Thursday, April 13, 2017

WNYC
New York City public school teachers are supposed to "maintain neutrality" when it comes to talking politics in the classroom — but many are far from neutral. 

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In Win for Internet Providers, Congress Strikes Down Online Privacy Protections

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Congress has voted to overturn broadband privacy rules that required internet service providers to ask permission to collect, use, and sell personal user information.

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Montana Bill Targeting Islam Could Harm Native American Tribes

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Montana has passed a bill on foreign law that critics say is rooted in xenophobia and a fear of Islam. If adopted, Native tribes worry the law could infringe on tribal sovereignty.

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Using Conversation to Tackle Civil Rights and Native Issues in Alaska

Monday, March 27, 2017

Alaska Public Media's monthly dialogue series brought the Anchorage community together to talk about a range of topics, like the civil rights movement and Native issues.

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Lies, Leaks, and Consequences, From Nixon to Trump

Monday, March 27, 2017

A look at how presidents have responded to leaked classified information, starting with the Pentagon Papers. 

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When the Right to Remain Silent is Called Into Question

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

There are countless cases in which lawyers and judges argue over whether defendants have, indeed, exercised their constitutional “right to remain silent.” This is one of them.

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Tackling Race and Identity In Minneapolis

Monday, March 20, 2017

Two friends in Minneapolis discuss how their racial and sexual orientation identities are shaped by who they interact with everyday.

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The Buzzworthy British TV Shows You Should Be Watching

Friday, March 17, 2017

Streaming platforms like Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu are helping to make British television programs popular again in the United States. Here are a few you should check out. 

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