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.

CU Boulder’s free college program now applies to students who are specifically within its engineering program
Colorado students rarely have to pay the sticker price of tuition. There are numerous ways to get free college or offset tuition.
Se desconoce la cantidad de padres-estudiantes en universidades y colegios comunitarios públicos en Colorado, los servicios que se ofrecen son limitados, y estos estudiantes se sienten aislados de sus compañeros. “Realmente somos un fantasma. No nos ven”.
About 44 million Americans hold roughly $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. October marks the restart of payments.
Colorado student parents say they’re short on time and often find campuses don’t support their needs, especially at four-year universities.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on race-conscious admissions has focused attention on legacy admissions, which Colorado banned two years ago. The impact on campus diversity is unclear.
Learning loss since 2019 has been acute here and across the nation due to the pandemic.
The money will support strategies that give students a head start on postsecondary education: ‘It’s all about accelerating the evolution of our high schools.’
Counselors and studies say a four-year degree carries plenty of value. But Colorado has also created more options for students.
Fort Lewis College’s All our Kin Collective helps to address Native student language loss.
Prosperity Denver Fund oversees the city’s scholarship reimbursement program and needs to shore up its data collection practices, audit finds.
Public universities have tried to make their student body more representative of the state’s residents — and taxpayers.
The university’s Change Makers program, which began this year, aims to help older adults figure out other work and focus on passion projects.
Advocates believe requiring students to fill out the FAFSA would increase the number of Colorado students who go to college after high school.
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.