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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.

Colorado’s Red Rocks Community College leaders say students need to know college will help them not just learn, but also make it easier to live.
A Colorado Succeeds report offers five principles in starting a conversation that helps colleges get students the job skills they need.
9% per-pupil boost for pre-K-12 education in Colorado in governor’s budget; higher education budget would grow less than rate of inflation.
Hispanic college students offer advice on how to support high schoolers in realizing dreams of college
The NAEP math decline represented Colorado students’ lowest scores in nearly two decades on the test known as the nation’s report card.
Student loan borrowers across the country will have until December 2023 to apply for up to $20,000 in forgiveness from the federal government.
¿Cómo puedes ajustar la universidad? Llenar la solicitud FAFSA ayuda a los estudiantes a darse cuenta de que la universidad es una opción.
Community College of Aurora will cut more than 30 degree and certificates low-interest programs in arts, tech, and business.
Filling out the application can take time, be overwhelming, and, at times, feel invasive for families. But in the end, the process can be worth it because it opens students to a variety of money for college, experts say.
Colorado wants to equip residents with college degrees. Over the last decade, the state didn’t make significant progress toward that goal.
Más coloradenses negros y latinos estaban yendo a la universidad, pero luego llegó la pandemia. Una importante iniciativa busca recuperar el impulso perdido.
Enrollment at the majority of Colorado community colleges increased slightly from the previous year.
CU Denver’s NXT Gen Teacher Residency program looks to help students return to their community to teach.
Biden’s plan offers more relief to students who started with the least but doesn’t address the much higher debt burden carried by Black and Hispanic borrowers.
Colorado Department of Higher Education’s equity officer wants to create a statewide culture at colleges and universities that aims to help students of color.
More Colorado Class of 2022 students completed the FAFSA, signaling they plan on going to college. But the nation outpaced the state’s rebound.
Through the Queer Memory Project of Northern Colorado, a CSU professor is helping K-12 teachers make LGBTQ history connections in their own backyards.
A new Colorado initiative will allow rural community colleges to share classes online.
Rate of Colorado students going to college right after high school falls; those who do go are less prepared, a study shows.
Enrollment declines at Colorado’s largest open-access higher education institution mean fewer first-generation college students are pursuing opportunities.
Colorado lawmakers passed a law that will help more students access financial aid for college.
Chalkbeat Colorado hosted an event on how Colorado can get more students to and through college. Here are four takeaways.
In Fowler, a tiny town in the southeastern Colorado plains, higher education has become a way of life. Its high school sends most of its students to college.
Aproximadamente dos de cada cinco varones hispanos que se gradúan de una secundaria de Colorado irán a la universidad. Una vez en la universidad, la mayoría no se gradúa.
The Denver Scholarship Foundation gathered Hispanic men with differing college experiences to better understand the challenges they face getting to college.
A bill in the Colorado legislature would provide $91 million to expand and create programs like those at Colorado Mountain College to tailor degrees to jobs.
The goal is more supportive schools. Advocates are starting with more data collection, better policies for school resource officers, and a near-ban on handcuffing students.
The state wants Adams 14 to hire help and submit a plan for the district and high school by next month.