Jason Gonzales

Higher Education Reporter, Chalkbeat Colorado

Jason Gonzales is the Higher Education and Legislative Matters Reporter for Chalkbeat Colorado. Previously, he covered K-12 and higher education for The Tennessean and Brunswick County for the Wilmington Star News. He is a 2018 Education Writers Association Reporting Fellow and 2020 Woodrow Wilson Higher Education Media Fellow. He is a Colorado native and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder. You can find him on Twitter @ByJasonGonzales.

Five students talk about their post-high school plans after four years shaped by the pandemic, racial justice protests, and economic uncertainty.
The new FAFSA college aid application is expected to be rolled out this year. It might penalize families with small businesses and farms
Colorado’s budget paves the way for ending budget diversions and instead fully funding K-12 education in the 2024-25 school year.
Both sides agreed to some gun limits, universal mental health screening in schools, and free college for students in in-demand fields.
Proposition HH to cap growth in assessed value of Colorado property could generate revenue for schools — with enough future economic growth.
Colorado students enrolled in college at lower rates. They’re also going out of state at higher rates.
Denver district would retrain all employees in safety procedures and will focus on mental health and equity, its draft safety plan proposes.
Federal law already protects Native American students’ right to wear regalia at graduation ceremonies. Advocates and tribal leaders say state legislation would ensure school leaders respect those rights.
Colorado budget committee members said a debate about school funding will happen in the coming weeks when the school finance act is introduced.
Colorado and the nation have grappled with high inflation rates and that’s expected to eat into any increases in spending next year.
La decisión se produjo un día después del tiroteo contra dos administradores en la Denver East High School.
A bill would incentivize universities to enroll more in-state students who benefit from a Colorado merit aid program, in exchange for enrolling more out-of-state students who pay higher tuition.
The board decision comes after Superintendent Alex Marrero’s pledge to return police to campus. The shooting of two East High administrators shifted the debate on police in Denver schools.
Colorado leaders want to offer two years of free college to students entering teaching, nursing, firefighting, and other professions struggling to find enough workers.
The state previously used the paper-version of the PSAT and SAT to test student math and English skills.
Colorado doesn’t have a law about corporal punishment, which leaves open the use of the practice.
A bill legislators advanced on Tuesday would give public employees, including K-12 and higher education workers, more workplace rights.
Adjunct faculty want Colorado to someday address the low pay, no benefits, and little say they have in the classroom.
Los datos muestran que los graduados tienen menos probabilidades de reincidir. Eso también significa menos costos para la sociedad.
Students who are the first in their families to go to college face an uphill road. Would designating certain schools first-generation-serving institutions help them reach their goals?
El costo no tiene por qué ser un obstáculo para obtener un diploma en ciencias o ingeniería. La Colorado School of Mines está haciendo más para ayudar a los estudiantes de pocos ingresos a alcanzar sus sueños.
Teacher apprenticeships, financial assistance for future educators, and allowing out-of-state teachers to more easily gain a license. Lawmakers hope these ideas chip away at ongoing teacher shortages.
Colorado’s new strategic plan wants higher education to pave the way for students to get good jobs that earn them better wages.
More Black and Hispanic Colorado residents hold a college degree even though the state as a whole lost some ground, according to a new report.